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JAY K9 is owned and led by Gerry Moss – a qualified professional, registered & accredited trainer.
“At Jay K9 we are passionate about helping owners forge lasting, positive relationships with their dog. Through education, training, fun & games, we can see happier, better behaved and better understood dogs!”
Having struggled with my own dog that had severe behaviour issues, I developed a passion to understand how dogs think and learn. My studies took in many many books, professional trainers and courses as I sought to learn from the best of the best, not just in theory but also in practise. I have a firm belief that without continuing to learn and train, I’ll not be able to offer the best experience possible for my customers.
Training should be a positive and fun experience for both dogs and owners…after all we learn best when we are having fun! I was one of the first certified Fear Free professional trainers in the UK. As a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) customers can be reassured about our training methods and skills. I’m also a registered Animal Training Instructor with Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) and supporter of the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter. Membership of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) provides a network of up-to-date scientific knowledge. In addition to this I continue with my degree studies in animal behaviour and hope in the future to progress to postgraduate level.
I’m a Scentwork UK qualified Instructor, a Real Dog Yoga Instructor, TAGTeach qualified, I have worked with Jo-Rosie & Nando Brown from the ITV series Teach My Dog to offer trick dog training, am an Accredited Canine Hoopers Instructor, Mantrailing UK Instructor (with my own dog having been trained to police operational level) and a Canine Conditioning Coach. In my spare time I love to Canicross (cross country run) with my dogs and have completed a 32 mile Ultra Marathon with Ole my German Shorthaired Pointer.
Tip #11 Buddy up with a friend to train as as you’ll motivate each other.
Jay K9 are Proud to support
The Cinnamon Trust & Luna Animal Rescue
Carly has worked with animals all her life, starting out at a wildlife park then a livery stables. Following her passion for dogs Carly then started working at a boarding kennels working her way up to manager before establishing her own dog walking business.
Carly is passionate about scentwork and has pursued this passion with her dog Kaiden. In 2018 Carly qualified as a Talking Dogs Accredited Trainer and went on to become an Accredited Trainer with the UK College of Scent Dogs.
“I love scentwork, it’s all inclusive…any dog can succeed and have fun with it. It’s great for mental stimulation which leads to happy, contented dogs. Scentwork can benefit reactive dogs, dogs on restricted exercise, it can help to calm crazy dogs and you don’t need any expensive equipment. It also helps to build the bond between dog and handler. It can be done at the most basic level or can be taken much further to incorporate realistic searches that specially trained dogs would be undertaking”.
We attended Jay K9 puppy class in Oct 2019. Prior to getting our puppy, we had a 121 with Gerry to discuss how to pick the right puppy for our family (our ‘first’ second dog). We had follow up 121 in February 2020 to work on some very specific behaviour related topics. We have also attended scentwork in the past.
Gerry and Carly are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They provided us with superb practical advice, which are reward base and fun so the dogs are ‘choosing to’ listen rather than just ‘obedience’.
We particularly like the way that Gerry provides with written notes after every session, homework and an action plan for us to follow.
Strongly recommend JayK9 for specific dog behaviour matter and ‘day to day’ dog skills.
Ivone with Jack & Ella
I have done various activities with Gerry and Carly since they began and would not hesitate to recommend them. Their knowledge is great. They work with each owner and dog/s as individuals....no one size fits all here. They are ALWAYS willing to listen and discuss ideas with you, even when in a group session and if it requires further discussion, they always make time after the session. I have had reason to contact Carly about food and Gerry about numerous things and they have never failed me. Their empathy with owners, knowledge and above all their love of dogs is second to none.
Carol with Lenny and Fern
We attended training classes when we brought a new puppy into our home. Gerry is friendly and down to earth and the classes were fun, rewarding and a great bonding experience for Doozer and I.
We have also used Gerry’s skills in a couple of one to one home visits, where she helped us with a personalised training plan. I feel she really treats us and our dogs as individuals, allowing us to set attainable goals with a clear path to get there.
Roo with Doozer and Sprocket
I have nothing but praise for Gerry from puppy training to fit and focus with 121 sessions to help with excitement, loose lead walking and our latest challenge Rocco being happy with grooming. Gerry has always given practical easy to follow advice backed up with written notes. Rocco loves her and the training and support she has given is second to none. I would highly recommend Gerry.
Sue & Rocco
Gerry has trained Harvey from a puppy. He loves scentwork and fit and focus classes especially. Love Gerry's classes as always interesting and stimulating for both of us.
Eileen and Harvey