My name is Joanna Van Romunde and I am the director and head trainer at Go Fetch It! I have had a lifelong love of animals growing up on a small holding in Devon, surrounded by animals and of course dogs. Training our own pet dogs and horses, followed on to setting up and running a successful Dog Walking and Home Sitting Business where problematic dogs were my speciality! I completed studies in Dog Training and Behaviour through the Cambridge Institute of Canine Behaviour and Training gaining qualifications across the board from puppy training to working with aggressive dogs. I am currently a recognised and certified Master Dog Trainer with the Guild of Dog Trainers and an Associate practitioner with The Canine and Feline Behavioural Association. I am a dog trainer for assistance dog charity DogAID, helping my clients gain full assistance dog qualifications with their own pet dogs.
I have recently completed my Scentwork UK Recognised Trainer certificate for Levels 1-4 Scentwork UK Courses. Go Fetch It! Is a Kennel Club listed dog training club and approved venue for the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Awards.
I have continued my drive to learn attending courses and seminars run by some of the world’s most renowned dog trainers and behaviourists. The relationship between man and his dog and their innate understanding of each other inspired my lifelong interest in both human psychology and dog behaviour and training. Everyday my own dogs teach me something new, they are by far the greatest tutors, and each day amaze me with their intelligence and their understanding of our complicated human orientated world that they share with us.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
– Milan Kundera