Dog Trouble was created by Dog Behaviourist, Jo Cottrell, with the ultimate goal of not only rehabilitating dogs, to provide them with a second chance in life but also to educate people and organisations working with dogs, about dog behaviour.
Jo Cottrell follows the natural instinctual principles that have governed dog behaviour for many years. Jo is certified in Canine Psychology and has completed the ‘Training Cesar’s Way’ certified course with Internationally recognised Cesar Millan, Cheri Lucas, Brian Agnew and Martin Deeley. Jo also has a BA Hons (Qualified Teacher Status) degree and is a member of the International Association for Canine Professionals. Jo brings a wealth of knowledge combining her experience as a teacher, educating young people and adults, alongside rehabilitating dogs. Jo teaches dog owners how to build the respect and trust between them and their dog, in order to achieve balance.Whether working with dog owners or delivering workshops to organisations and schools, Jo’s calm, positive energy empowers people to believe in themselves and their dog achieving success. Her goal is to provide people with the tools and the understanding that will enable them to do just that.
Dogs are canines not humans, which is why most human methods of communication do not work with dogs! In their natural environment dogs live a basic life in order to survive. They are pack animals where they assume one of two roles, a leader and a follower.
When dogs are brought into our human world, we make it complicated for them by providing them with what we think they need…love, love and more love ! This is where the issues begin because the dog is not being provided with the needs that a canine requires in order to be balanced.
The majority of dog behaviour issues can be easily resolved, by providing clear leadership, together with appropriate Exercise, Discipline and Affection. Once they are provided with this, only then will they become balanced.
If you take the time to understand your dog and learn how to fulfill them as mother nature intended, believe me, both you and your dog will be a lot happier !