Jo Thorne MSc

I am a Masters of Science graduate from Massey University and a founding member of the New Zealand Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Committed to providing the most effective solutions to our client’s dog training needs, I believe that the secret to a wonderful life with your dog begins with friendship, understanding and trust from both ends of the leash. I am passionate about pursuing ongoing education and professional development by attending seminars and keeping current on the latest industry research. When I am not helping clients and their canine companions you can find me hanging out with my own four legged friends and looking for our next adventure together.


Lecturer in Canine Behaviour & Training, Unitec

QualificationsJo and Dogs-216

  • Masters of Science (Zoology), Massey University, Palmerston North
  • Principles of Canine Behaviour, Massey University, Palmerston North

Memberships

  • Founding member of the New Zealand Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Courses/Seminars Attended

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference - Auckland, June 2017
  • Bob Bailey - Auckland, April 2017
  • Clean Boot Tracking, John Rogerson - Christchurch, April 2016
  • BAT Seminar, Grisha Stewart - Hamilton, Nov 2014
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference - Auckland, Nov 2013
  • Kamal Fernandez - Auckland, September 2013
  • Dr Ian Dunbar - Auckland, February 2013
  • Dr Sophia Yin - Auckland, October 2012
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference - Auckland, June 2012
  • Steve White - Auckland, February 2012
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference - Wellington, June 2011
  • Dr Patricia McConnell - Auckland, November 2010
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference - Wellington, June 2010
  • Dr Tom Lonsdale - Auckland, April 2010
  • Dr Ian Dunbar – Auckland, February 2010
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference – Sydney, October 2009
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference – Sydney, October 2008
  • Dr Ian Dunbar – Auckland, February 2008

About us

The D’For Dog team goes further than just dog training - we teach you to recognise why your dog behaves the way he or she does. You’ll learn the skills and techniques to effectively communicate with your dog and change your dog's behaviour, so that you are able to mould your pooch into the dog you’ve always wanted. Contact us now and reap the benefits of a well trained dog!
 

Our Guarantee

We stand by our training methods – if you follow our programme you will see your dog’s behaviour improve! However, if you aren’t convinced after your first session, you are under no obligation to embark on a D’For Dog programme.
 

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Contact us

021 121 4293
info@dfordog.co.nz
24 Greenmount Drive, Botany