Meet Jody Davidson who will be starring as a coach for Junior Handler in Discovery’s new show “The Mighty Underdogs.” A junior handler herself, she has worked with many children and made them accomplished dog handlers.
So, what more should we know about Jody? This Jody Davidson Bio covers her age, details on her husband and daughter, and her career.
Meet Jody Davidson, The Mighty Underdogs Star
Discovery channel came with a new show titled “The Mighty Underdogs.” The show featured young boys and girls who joined the show to show off their skills as Junior Handler. So the kids of course are going to need assistance, so here we have Jody Davidson a professional dog trainer who will be coaching the teens.
In the show, young teens will be competing against each other to secure the spot at the AKC National Championship and Westminster Dog Show. So, Jody’s job is to guide these kids to get the job done. Some of the young contestants are Emerson (13-years-old), Turner (16-year-old) who have only a short amount of time before he is unable to take part in the competition because of his age, Camryn (13-year-old) who has a Pomeranian named Kevin, Lily (13-years-old) who has social anxiety but certainly loves showing her dog Gnarly.
Over the years, Jody has worked with several companies as a dog trainer and polished her skills. She worked as a dog trainer CPDT-KA for Ph.D. Obedience. She started training dogs in 1963 at the age of 11. Throughout her career, Jody has earned more than 32 AKC Companion Dog titles, 8 Companion Dog Excellent titles, and 4 Utility Dog titles as well as more than 64 other AKC Championship, Rally, and Obedience titles.
Jody is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and certified as a Dog Trainer through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Additionally, Jody served as an AKC Canine Good Citizen, Canine Good Citizen Advanced, and S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator.
Moreover, Jody is also one of a select group of AKC evaluators eligible to do Temperament Testing. She is one of the most successful coaches of Junior Showmanship competitors in the country whose kids regularly qualify for National Finals and rank among the top juniors in the nation.
Read more about Jody’s work here.
Jody Davidson Age
As of November 2021, Jody Davidson was 69 years old.
Jody Davidson Husband
While Jody Davidson remains private about her married life. But, online sources revealed that she is married to Scott Davidson. Along with one Victoria Cummard, they co-owned Ch Clussexx Reign The Empire. Together, they have at least one daughter, theatre actress Lora Rachel Davidson.
Lora is an actress/singer/dancer by profession. She attended Juilliard Pre-College. After graduation, she attended Manhattan School of Music where she studied Arts, Music Performance. Furthermore, she earned her MA degree in Music at Manhattan School of Music.
According to her Facebook, Lora has built quite an impressive resume. She worked as an actor for TheaterWorks USA, Goodspeed Musicals, Walnut Street Theatre, Trapeze School New York (TSNY) NYC, Trapeze School New York (TSNY) Los Angeles, Kidville Upper West Side, Northern Stage, Prospect Theater Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Rebirth Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, and Playwrights Horizons.
Lora has been working at Lucille Lortel Theatre starting from July 2019. You can view her works here.
Is Jody Davidson On Instagram?
No, Jody Davidson is not on Instagram. However, she has a Facebook account and you can find her at (@jody.davidson.7).
Where Was Jody Davidson Born?
The place Jody Davidson was born remains anonymous. But, she has lived across different states of the US. She has lived in different parts of New Hampshire, Illinois, Massachusetts, Vermont, and California.
How Tall Is Jody Davidson?
Jody Davidson stands tall not more than 5 feet 5 inches.
How Much Is Jody Davidson Net Worth?
With a successful career as a dog trainer, Jody Davidson amassed a total net worth of over $3 million. No one in her family was involved in the sport, but she was mentored by Aennchen Antonelli, a top Maltese breeder in the country. Her love for dog training has opened many opportunities for her.
For decades, Jody taught young people in other capacities: as a certified elementary education teacher, and as a director of both community and professional youth theaters.
Jody explained in an interview, “I started working with Juniors in Arizona and was approached by the mother of a young autistic girl, Talia, whom I met earlier when I taught a class on dog handling at a summer camp. Talia loved dogs and longed to try competing. I lent her Josey and began working with her.”