Julie is the owner of Wonder Dogs, in Philomath, OR. Julie has been working professionally with dogs and their owners since 1995, focusing on the needs of the dog and forming a stronger relationship through clear communication and positive reinforcement training methods. She has placed Obedience, Musical Freestyle, Rally-Obedience, Rally-FrEe and Agility titles on her dogs. She began competing in Musical Freestyle in 1999 and was the first to earn a Heelwork-to-Music Championship on the west coast. She has since placed many freestyle titles with her dogs, earning both High Technical Merit and High Artistic Merit several times over, including the prestige’s “Attila Challenge Award”. In 2001 she was named “Trainer of the Year” by the World Canine Freestyle Organization and has been a competition freestyle judge since 2003. In 2012 she developed the sport of Rally-FrEe to help freestylers increase the quality and precision of their performances. It has since however become a stand-alone sport enjoyed by dog sport enthusiast all over the world. Julie has been an invited workshop and seminar presenter both nationally and internationally.
Recorded OnDemand lecture: Advanced Clicker Training for Dogs and Back Chaining in Dog Training: Your Ticket to Stronger Behavior and Delayed Reinforcement