About us

SolentK9 is run by Jo Preston, who aims to provide a personal service that will keep your pets happy, satisfied and secure in your home.

Jo has attended in 2020, online and in person, Absolute Dogs concept training courses, the new approach to Positive Dog Training. Games based methods of building your dogs confidence, optimism and grit.

Jo is the proud owner of four dogs. An twelve year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever called Ankti, a Border Collie called Cody who is ten years old, Frankie a nine year old Jack Russell and Ashe a Labrador cross Border collie aged 5 yrs she is a rescue from Ireland.

Ankti is now retired due to complications from her Cruciate operations, she loved training and competing in Heelwork To Music, Dressage was her favourite discipline. Ankti has passed the Kennel Club, Gold, Silver and Bronze Good Citizen Awards. She loves swimming in the sea.

Cody is training and competing in Heelwork to Music, Freestyle is her best discipline, she is now at Advanced level and has competed in several Crufts qualifying classes. Cody also trains in a new game called Hoopers, which she loves. She also likes playing ball in the park and exploring the woods.

Frankie is training and competing in Heelwork to Music, and he is very good at Tracking and scent work, he loves to play with other small dogs in the park.

Ashe attends Obedience classes and Heelwork to music classes. She is gaining confidence and learning about her new environment. Ashe has started competing in Heelwork to music. Ashe loves walks in the woods and swimming in the sea.

All four dogs are part of her family and Jo strives to give them the love, care, training and attention they deserve.

Jo has 17 years experience caring for & training dogs and is a qualified Clicker Trainer, with CAP 1 & 2 certificates (Competency Assessment Programme). Jo uses positive training methods, focusing on positive reinforcement and rewards.

Jo appeared at Crufts 2011 and 2012, with two of her dogs, breed showing and Heelwork to Music demonstrations. Jo has competed with her dogs in Heelwork to Music, Agility and Obedience, and is a Heelwork to Music judge and trainer.

In addition she has 40 years experience owning and training horses to Eventing competition level.