I found Jane through the APDT UK website and was particularly reassured by the fact that she is also a qualified behaviourist. We were thinking about adopting a rescue dog and felt a bit clueless. Neither of us had owned a dog since we were teenagers and at that point we lived in semi-rural environments - London and managing dog ownership around work commitments is a whole different kettle of fish.
Jane ran through lots of sensible questions with us and helped establish a basic idea of what we wanted and what we could cope with. She then kept us on track throughout the search (though she’s no more immune to a cute face than the rest of us!).
We eventually ended up with our lovely rescue Staffie, Gryff, who is an absolute joy.
Gryff is about 7-8 years old and had some idea of basic cues, so she worked with us on refining those and reinforcing positive behaviour. She also advised us on how to work up the time we left him alone for.
Jane has been a reassuring presence and support throughout our journey.
Sarah Roberts & Marco van Beek