Jody came to Sit Happens Dog Training/Jax after a long career as a corporate executive, and was thrilled with the overwhelming support from her friends and family when she told them she now wanted to train dogs for a living. They had all witnessed Jody’s love of dogs and her innate abilities to calm and control “misbehaving” dogs in their homes, recognizing this new direction would be highly rewarding for her, as well as for her clients.
Though Jody’s favorite part of corporate work was directing a team of great people, she felt little passion for much of the job; she aimed to do something that would make a positive contribution in people’s lives. Now, as a dog obedience trainer, Jody’s favorite part of the job is experiencing a relieved, joyous dog owner who realizes that he can have a calm, controlled, and balanced life with Dave Stellato’s (owner, Sit Happens Dog Training) method, no matter the circumstances of the moment.
Jody loves canines and thoroughly enjoys the variety offered in the breeds, behaviors, owner
personalities, and home lives she is exposed to in the field of dog training. She shares the owner’s thrill
when, at the very first lesson, their dog is trained to come, sit, and stay in place and the owner then gets
the same performance using the simple steps he/she was just taught.
Jody has worked to meet Dave’s high standards in dog obedience training techniques. It is very common
for Dave or members of his team to be told, “I was at my wits end. I’ve tried other dog training services,
and never once got the same results I’ve just had with you – and this is only the first lesson!” Jody is
psyched to now be expanding Sit Happens to improve the lives of dogs and their owners throughout
Arlington and North Jacksonville.