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!
Isobel Buchanan, Senior Coach
Isobel has been involved in training dogs since the age of 12, and is passionate about helping people to get the best out of their dogs.
She has a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc Hons) from Plymouth University and always knew that she was going to be working in dog training.
Previously to working at Dog School Dorset Isobel has done work in residential dog training and has run her own classes, so has a good understanding of multiple breeds of dogs in different training scenarios.
In her spare time, Isobel enjoys training and competing in dog agility, as well as updating her knowledge in all things dog, by attending seminars and practical workshops.
Sarah Davies, Coach
Sarah has always been passionate about dogs, and is dedicated to helping both dog and owner enjoy their best lives together. She began volunteering with dogs in 2015, then set up her own Pet Service Business in Canterbury in 2018. Alongside this, she worked as a Dog Trainer teaching Bronze and Silver obedience courses with a local Training & Behaviour company. She has also achieved a Distinction in a Level 3 ‘Solving Canine Behaviour Problems’ Diploma.
Sarah adopted a collie-spaniel pup, Troy, from Dogs Trust, who is her entire world. He’s got the energy reserves of both breeds, so in her spare time she’s either running around an agility field or exploring new and exciting places to try and tire him out!