Jo Burt (CAAB MAPDT)
Back in 2005 after shadowing a great animal behaviourist, I took the plunge and re-trained part time at Southamton Univeristy in Applied Animal Behaviour. Even though I studied various domestic animals, I knew from the start I wanted to focus on dogs. I was fotunate to have grown up with two wonderful dogs and I have had my own dogs since 2000.
I opened Ace Dog Training in 2007, supporting many people in their journey for a happy, well trained dog. After gaining the relevent qualifications and experience I was accepted into the Association of pet dog training (APDT), an amazing organisations with valuable ethics in dog training and that all important communictions with people.
My love for dogs and training was prior to Ace, with my Black Lab, Molly and Golden Retriever, Merlin, training them both as gun dogs which was fun, until I found agility in 2010, which I absolulty love and luckily so did Merlin, he was 7 when he started and competed until he was 11, and sadly passed almost 16. To carry on my agility passion Gem my toy poodle joined my gang, she had 1 litter and I kept Max. They are both super fast and compete at the highest level in both Kennel Club and Uk agility, they have both qualified for the UKA finals and Max for Crufts small team and Championship level. Next to join my family is Flick my crazy collie and he has excelled to the highest grade by 4. With Gem and Max getting older it was time to train a new puppy in hope to do more future agility this is where puppy Fly comes to me Jan 2021.
I am an approved instructor with the Academy of Dog Training (ADTB) and a diploma with merit in dog grooming.
I teach Tuesday evening puppy and further obedience classes for Ace as well as running my own dog walking and individual dog training business.
I have 2 of my own dogs, Percy and Trigger, both rescues, along with 2 horses and some chickens.