Well versed in the world of dogs, Julie Deans has spent a better part of her life studying and living with these special creatures.
Educated at North State Canine Academy in the US, Julie has developed Smart Dogs Canine Training to fill the gaps that many other training companies leave open. She takes a special look at the relationship, the owners, the lifestyle, and the family environment, as all that is often overlooked. Julie says, “It isn’t just about obedience; it’s about communication, respect, teaching the dog that they are not the centre of the universe, but good things come to those who are patient, self controlled and willing.”
Julie believes in a balanced, clear, common sense approach that is relationship based, and begins with positive reinforcement in a way that both owners and dogs can understand. She also believes in the importance of consequence, both positive and negative, for appropriate and inappropriate behaviours. Dogs need the full picture, not just part of it, and Julie prides herself in utilizing all aspects of a well rounded training program.
Julie continually updates and educates herself on new, tried, tested and true, and innovative methods to work with her clients canine companions. She is not afraid to try new or different techniques to suit her clients needs and goals.
Julie has competed in canine sports including titling dogs in agility (AAC, CPE), rally obedience (CARO) and terrier trials (JRTCC). She currently sits on the BOD as the secretary and newsletter editor for the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Canada. She is as active as she can be at rally obedience trials, and has bred and raised Olde English Bulldogges.
Her education includes, but in not limited to:
Tyler Muto 2 Day Seminar 2016
RV Dog Trainers Seminar 2016
Leash Reactivity with Tyler Muto (self study – online) 2016
Relationship Games with Mark Keating (interactive – online) 2015
Teaching Engagement Skills with Forest Micke (self study – online) 2015
Housebreaking 101 (self study – online) 2015
ISTA KMODT (interactive – online) 2015
North State Canine Academy 2007
Multiple Training Courses with her own dogs at many different facilities throughout the years.