Jo Page, Head Coach
Having been with Dog School Dorset since its inception in May 2017, Jo is passionate about helping the people of Dorset lead happy lives with their canine friends. Jo has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Chester and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Prior to working at Dog School Dorset, Jo worked in both domestic and exotic animal rescue so has first-hand experience of how training and behaviour modification can change animal lives for the better. Not content with spending her working life talking dog, Jo likes to keep up to date in her spare time by attending conferences and seminars on all things dog!
Bekki Kennedy, Senior Coach
Bekki has been working in animal care for over 10 years and has vast experience in behaviour, welfare and care thanks to her zoo and rescue work as well as working with dogs. Bekki’s passion for training comes from seeing how beneficial it can be to the animals and she has worked with a wide variety of species-from dogs, to reptiles and even chimpanzees!
Bekki used the skills she developed through her work to help her own dog, an Akita called Kiba, who had previously had behaviour problems. This training completely changed their lives together which in turn changed Bekki’s life as she moved to working with domestic species’ and joined Dog School. Bekki is passionate about the Dog School ethos of science-led, reward-based training and looks forward to meeting you soon!