Dan and Pam McHugh  

Going to Julia for help was the best decision we ever made. Our newly rescued Tibetan terrier, Ivy, was very cute, energetic, and loving but also had some serious behavior issues which needed to be corrected immediately. We tried some on line training drills, etc., but were not making any progress. We knew we needed help and Julia came to our rescue. She took Ivy and corrected the behavior issues, which we would have never been able to do on our own, as well as teaching her to respond to the basic obedience drills. I cannot stress how important the correction of bad behavior issues is in making your pet owning experience the best it can be for both you and your pet. Julia has been very responsive to all our questions and concerns and not only has she trained our dog she has taken extra time to train us how to keep reinforcing what she has taught Ivy. We are very grateful for this knowledge as it is going to be the key to keeping Ivy a well behaved happy dog and us as happy doggie parents. We highly recommend Julia’s services. Five Stars.


Kristine H.

Hey Julia!! Thank you, thank you!! I took Teddy for a long walk this morning with my neighbor and her dog. HE DID GREAT!!! It was such an enjoyable walk, I almost couldn’t believe it was Teddy!!! Woooohooo!!!!!


Gabriela R

Julia is awesome! Kona is my first GSD puppy and she helped me better understand him tremendously. Even after the first lesson I could easily see a difference in him. I took her advice and I work with him everyday on what she taught me, and he gets better and better everyday. I love the way she trains because she teaches you as well, and has you do everything with your dog instead of just telling you what to do and sending you home. She definitely knows what she’s doing! With her training I’ve become more confident and Kona has too! Thank you Julia!


Sheri D.

My husband and I recently rescued a Dalmatian.  We named her Poke-A-Dot and she is an awesome addition to our spotted family.  She had a couple of issues and I decided to search out a dog trainer to help us.  I have gone to dog training classes in the past, and none of the instructors really made an impression on my mind, so I decided to search out a new one.Wow, I am sure glad I did!!!  We found Julia who owns Coach for Canines.  Poke-A-Dot bonded with her on day one.  The training for Poke-A-Dot was beyond anything that I had expected to receive.  Poke learned how to heel on a leash, walk on a leash without pulling me along, sit & stay, down & stay and how not to jump up on people.  However, and very importantly I learned the proper techniques to teach all of these things to Poke.  I really wish I would have meet Julia a lot sooner, but I am so glad she has had a positive influence on us.  If you are looking for a dog trainer who really cares about dogs, Julia is your gal.


Christina Lyon

Things have been going great with Skip! He sleeps in his crate each night. At first he was pretty fussy, but after 3 days he seemed to start to enjoy it. He now goes in there everyday just to hang out and chew on his bones.   He is responding well to commands. He still gets distracted sometimes, but we’re working on that. And—He hasn’t attempted to bite anyone since our first meeting with you! We’ve been practicing each night in my room …He hasn’t lunged toward anyone in weeks now. I am so very appreciative of your help so far, and plan to continue with your training as soon as I am working again. Until then, I’ll continue with the training steps you’ve taught me so far. Thanks so much!

79279605_10215533348752338_1403485081997148160_nLisa Hilstrom

Julia has been an excellent coach for my daughter and her dog. I had concerns about my daughter’s dog growling at other dogs. Julia has helped us with that and so much more! She has helped to develop a confidence in my daughter that will serve her for the rest of her life- beyond dog training. Julia is extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior and how to bring out the best in the dog using positive methods. I now enjoy having a well trained dog that can go anywhere.



Just want to thank you for helping us learn the best way to make our lives easier by taking your advice with the problems we made for ourselves! The soft collar is great and she is happy on her sniffing walk!! Also, she is catching on to the “wait” command when someone is at the door!! We both are really trying to be much more consistent. Thank you for being patient with us – you were a wonderful birthday present!!!! -We Three