Jo Downing CCFT, CTDI, CGC Evaluator, ATD Tester/Observer
developed a love of animals at a young age, growing up with dogs, horses and a variety of other farm animals. Jo has also played competitive sports her entire life, even earning a full-ride scholarship to play basketball in college!! In recent years, building on that experience, her competitive nature and training with her dogs, she has competed and titled dogs in Rally (in multiple venues), Agility (in multiple venues), Obedience (in multiple venues), Tricks, Barn Hunt and is a member of the All Dog Adventures tricks team. In 2016 Jo completed her CCFT (Certified Canine Fitness Trainer) Certification. Since then, she has been working to bring awareness, education and safe and proper execution of Canine Fitness to as many dog owners as possible - enabling owners to help their dogs live a longer, healthier, happier life! ! She is also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, CGC Evaluator and Alliance of Therapy Dogs Tester/Observer. Jo teaches manners, beginning agility, CGC/Therapy Dog Prep, Rally FrEe and K9Fitness at All Dog Adventures. In teaching, she likes working with the variety of skill levels, personalities and abilities that each team brings to the table. She enjoys being able to pinpoint that one small thing that helps teams understand how to be successful in their training and to help find ways to further the human/dog relationship. Jo has three Australian Shepherds: "Houdi" RATI RATN RATO RL1-AOE RA OAP AJP THDA CGCA and UCD URO2 “Chewie” RN-ASCA RLP-AOE RL1-AOE RL2-AOE RL3-AOE CD RN NA NAJ NF CGCA RATI RATN RATO RATS THD ETD CGC R-FE/NS and the new puppy, URO1 Avid's Huntsman of the Night Skhy TKN CGC RATI RATN TEAM1 RN(ASCA) RLP-AOE RL1-AOE "Orion". Houdi and Choo are certified therapy dogs and are active members of two local therapy dog organizations: Caring Canines and Sprite's Hero's READ program. When not spending time with her dogs, Jo enjoys tending to her garden and chickens as well as spending time at the beach and hanging out with friends and family.