My name is Julia, zookeeper turned dog trainer.

My fascination with dogs and their behaviour led me to leave my 6 year career as a zookeeper and become a certified dog trainer and behaviourist with my own training business.

In my spare time I can usually be found hiking, running, or swimming with my two dogs Honor and Hamlet, or training for Flyball and Jetty Jumping, two sports we engage in competitively.

I have previously worked as Head Trainer of an assistance dog program for children with autism and for adults suffering from PTSD, and have a passion for puppy development, behaviour modification, and mental health awareness.

What I love most about working at Barkroyal is witnessing the positive changes in the behaviour of many of our guests (both cats and dogs) as they come to know the staff and make friends among our other regular visitors.