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Please Have a Seat

I love dogs.  I love to pet them, snuggle with them, watch them play, and, of course, train them.  But I do have my limits.  I also like my personal space. I like to be able to sit in my living room to visit with family and friends and decide [...]

A Recipe for Success: the Wonderful World of KONGS

A Kong is a hard, hollow, rubber dog toy that is shaped like a snowman, with a small hole on the top and a larger hole on the bottom.  It is dishwasher safe and, for the most part, virtually indestructible for most dogs.  A Kong by itself can be a [...]

Celebrate the 4th of July safely

The 4th of July is just around the corner, with fireworks that are inevitable with this great holiday.  However spectacular for humans, this can often be a stressful time for dogs.  Lisa Spector wrote a wonderful post with some wonderful tips!  Please take a few moments to check it out: [...]

She Personalized the Training

We adopted a loving rescue dog who had zero training.  She barked at other dogs, yanked on the leash so we couldn't enjoy walks, and constantly potty'd on the carpet.  I was always a cat owner and never owned a dog before and needed some help.  I called Julie Schmitt [...]

Rainy Day Activities

On those rare occasions when San Diego gets a few rainy days in a row, it can not only put a damper on our daily plans, but also wreak havoc on our dogs’ behavior as well.  When dogs are used to going out for daily walks or are true weekend [...]

Leroy Has Been Transformed

WOW!  I had almost given up on being able to take my boy Leroy for a walk without him reacting to every dog he sees.  He had been at another in-kennel training program for 5 weeks with mixed results, so I decided to try one more time with a different [...]

We Started Seeing Results Immediately

Julie is an excellent dog trainer! Let me start by saying that in case you just want to skip the rest of my review. We contacted Julie to address a behavior issue with our 3 year old poodle/terrier mix (Louis) - he did not like people or dogs, would bark [...]

Our Walks are Pleasant and Enjoyable.

Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks? My dog Jack, 9 year old Papillion, had 3 individual sessions with Julie and he is a changed dog! Jack would become extremely anxious when he saw other dogs and had difficulty socializing with them once they got close to him. [...]