Jo Downing
Jo Downing developed a love of animals at a young age, growing up with dogs,
horses and a variety of other farm animals. In recent years, building on that experience
and training with her dogs, she has competed in Rally, Agility, Obedience, Barn Hunt and
is a member of the All Dog Adventures tricks team. She is also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor,
CGC Evaluator, TDInc Tester/Observer. Jo teaches manners, beginning agility, CGC/Therapy Dog Prep
and Rally FrEe at All Dog Adventures (as offered). 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 find ways to further the human/dog relationship. Jo has three
Australian Shepherds: "Houdi" RATI RATN RA RL1-AOE OAP AJP ETD THDA CGC and
“Chewie”RL1-AOE NA NAJ NF RATO CD THD ETD CGC and the new puppy, Avid's Huntsman
of the Night Skhy TKN "Orion". Houdi and Choo are certified therapy dogs and are
active members of Caring Canines, VCU Dogs On Call program and Sprite's Hero's READ
program. Ori is just getting started in the training world and can't wait to join his
brothers in all of the activities! When not spending time with her dogs, Jo enjoys
tending to her garden and chickens as well as spendingtime at the beach and hanging out with friends and family.