I've welcomed hundreds of puppies through the door of Calne Pet Supplies and spent many, many hours supporting owners. Over the years, I've come to realise not only how overwhelming the information for new puppy owners must be but how much misinformation and how many outdated and potentially damaging training methods are out there.
So, in January 2021 I launched The Puppy Adviser to offer training, support and advice for dogs of all ages and their owners.
I specialise in puppies as bringing home a puppy and the subsequent days, weeks and months should be the happiest, most fun-filled and memorable of your life yet all too many people sadly spend the time wishing every second of puppyhood away.
Start training as soon as puppy is welcomed into your home - I can help you negotiate and enjoy all things puppy!
I also work with adult dogs of all ages and specialise in the behaviours and areas that most frequently require training, advice and support including recall, loose lead walking and socialisation as well as feeding and health & wellbeing.
I have spent many, many hours being educated by The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (the leading body for trainers and behaviourists worldwide) attending courses both theoretical and practical. This training remains ongoing which will enable me to add more opportunities as time goes on.
I am proud to be a genuine positive reinforcement trainer.
My study and knowledge has been recognised by The Pet Professional Guild and I hold membership as a Canine Training Professional.
I am fully insured and a certified canine first-aider.
I hold certificates for all training that I have undertaken and am happy to share these on request.
Regular posts with a broad mix of content including handy hints, tips and ideas alongside lots of useful information plus offers, competitions, fun cartoons, the occasional video and lots of photos of puppies...
"I immediately felt relaxed with Julia and so did Beryl (4yr old Romanian rescue)...with Julia's help, her great training techniques and tips we made huge progress with Beryl and me!! Julia's understanding of dog's behaviours and also how humans react with their dogs was insightful. After our session I left feeling confident that I could continue the training with Beryl"
Mrs J Lloyd
"After a one hour session focused on recall with Julia, Otto (16mth Wire-Haired Vizsla) and I have some great tools to help with recall. This has given me so much more confidence to start enjoying our walks together! Julia's kind and professional approach comes highly recommended by me!
Mrs C Ward
"We had a great session today with Julia & our very excitable 7mth Lab, Jimmy.
Julia spent a lot of time calming Jimmy and teaching us how to get the best out of walks. After a well-deserved rest when we got home, we took Jimmy for a walk to his favourite park where he is usually uncontrollable. We spent time before reaching the park working on what we had learned. Jimmy quickly calmed down and walked calmly to the park without dragging us across the road - I cannot tell you what a huge step this was for him!...would definitely recommend Julia"
Mrs C Heron
"I asked Julia to help with my 6mth male Border Terrier who had started barking at other dogs/people when out for walks and it was becoming a real nuisance and making unenjoyable. Julia spent an hour session with me and pup at a local park and I could not believe how quickly she got him to stop barking and interacting much more positively and quietly!...I cannot recommend her services at The Puppy Adviser enough as she has given me the tools and the confidence to keep working on the issue..."
Mrs M Bunker