About Jo

Jo & Indie 3

Hi, I am Jo Pay. I created Standish Dog Trainer 15 years ago and have been a dog training professional for 24  years.
I am  the European Manager for Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training, the European Coordinator for Victoria Stilwell Academy, and a Mentor & Faculty Advisor  for Victoria Stilwell Academy. 

“My trainer Jo Pay was wonderful! She explained everything I needed to know about my puppy’s behaviour, she was very friendly and extremely helpful…our home life is a much calmer and happier place since we started using the positively training. Many thanks!!”

I have completed the  Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management with Compass Educationachieving a Distinction.
I am  a KC Rally judge, and am a qualified and accredited Instructor for Agility and Hoopers.

When working with me you can be sure that I will use scientifically proven, positive reinforcement based training and will advise against outdated forceful training. I will be honest, clear with you, I will set realistic goals and you can be confident that you and your dog will receive the highest level of courtesy at all times.

IndieMy dog Indie and I have worked together achieving Indie’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Kennel Club awards. Indie has also qualified as “Excellent” at Kennel Club Rally Obedience at Levels 1, 2, 3, 4,5 and 6.

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Jo and Twist 2.hpg