Julie grew up surrounded by animals; her parents allowed her to have anywhere from ten to thirty pets if she took on the responsibility to care for all of them. This started Julie’s passion for learning to to communicate with animals of all species. In her late teens, Julie moved to Philadelphia and got her first dog, a Siberian Husky, from Canada. She read as many dog books as possible and began her education on individual breeds and their traits.
While continuing her work with dogs, Julie became more involved with wild animal rescue and rehabilitation. In addition to volunteering at local public schools with her Siberian Husky, Gretl, teaching “proper pet care”, she also has been invited to talk at summer camps about respecting our urban wildlife. With this, Julie started the “Philly Wildlife Connection” Facebook group in hopes of helping educate and connect others to Greater Philadelphia wildlife.
Outside of working with animals, Julie is a fantastic artist with work published in multiple children’s books! Whether she is training a dog, lecturing about urban birds or drawing illustrations for children’s books, animals have always been her passion – which you can easily see in her training results.
Julie’s training tip is: “Patience is the key to dog training. If you elevate your emotions, then the dog gets excited…and we all know where it goes from there. Being calm and patient during training will get you results and keeps training enjoyable.”
Feel free to reach out to Julie with questions, concerns or to schedule a consultation at Julie@bucksdogtraining.com or call our toll free number: 888.995.5355 and press 3 to reach Julie directly.
More information can be found on my web page: www.jstoneK9.com .