Private Lessons | Group Classes | Behaviour Consultations




Learning to guide our dogs through kindness, understanding (the ‘why’ of behaviour, which is multifaceted), fun and games. Force free teaching. No use of physical or psychological intimidation (of any kind). This teaching is focused on building human-canine relationships. Like us, dogs are each one of a kind from the inside out. Individuals with experiences and a history that matters. Developing skills together and aligning to realistic expectations, is the path to authentic parntership. 




Professional services, taking pride in delivering the best in games based teaching! From puppy to adult, you’ll experience a service that is fresh, educationally up to date and proudly contributing to re-defining what it means and looks like to work with a professional dog ‘trainer’ and behaviourist. Education and experience built on a solid, up to date science based foundation and continued education remaining part of professional development. Teaching you, how to guide your dogs learning, through games and insight into their experience of the world they find themselves in. Truly, becoming their teammate, is an incredibly powerful and inspirational experience. Proudly force free!


Professional development is at the forefront of my passion. Leadership includes being up to date in ones field (“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn” – John Cotton Dana). My education is always on-going and I treasure the experience working with each client and their dog. Working along side the best, throughout my studies and co-instructing group classes, using science based, force free, teaching methods. I provide a wealth of resources that are shared in all services – group classes, private lessons in your home and ‘real world walk’ options. As a Canine Behaviourist, my goal is to educate my clients on the ‘why’ of behaviour, as I believe understanding the basics of cause for emotion & behaviour is needed for long term success in guiding our dogs in the world they find themselves in. All training and behaviour consultations are designed to provide an exceptional, FUN learning experience with real life results!


Bringing you the highest in quality professional service. Focusing on your dogs individual needs for mental and physical exercise, enrichment, along with growing calmness in our highly distracting world, all sights set on providing you everything you need to achieve your personal teaching and relationship goals! With encouragement, support, troubleshooting, solution finding and endless resources, you’ll find yourself having fun, learning along side your dog while playing games to teach life skills!

Fueled by Passion

I’d always had dogs in my life but Jack was MY first “puppy” (adopted at one year old & 80 lbs!) with zero training. I joined group classes and realized there was so much to learn! Classes, together with private lessons (with my now friend and mentor) taught me how essential it is to learn how dogs communicate, why they behave they way they do, how they learn, creating a relationship built on kindness and an understanding of our dogs as a species. To start, dog are individuals, just like us 😉 I’m delighted to have literally ‘stubbled’ into this passion and endlessly grateful for my once “tarzan from the jungle”, now calm cool and collected dog-o-mine, Jack. He’s taught me so much! Most importantly (in my opinion), to meet him where he’s at, and begin from there. To enjoy the journey of making our way in the direction of that “great vision”. If we get there, great. If we don’t, at least we had fun together along the way! And so the story of DOG-HAPPY was born – I simply woke up one day and found myself, DOG-HAPPY (vs dog-frustrated). Now I get the pleasure of working to inspire others on their training and relationship journey!
Games Based Dog Training | Behaviour Consultations, Group Lessons and Private Lessons for dogs of all breeds and ages. Serving Uxbridge, Stouffville, Port Perry, and surrounding areas. Using innovative games that teach life skills in our group classes to build your relationship, create focus, establish and strengthen concepts that are needed for skills like loose leash walking, impulse control and recall! Private lessons are ideal for dogs that are fearful and/or reactive or have specific behaviours you’d like to work on. Dog training in Uxbridge and surrounding areas. 

Why Us?

My passion for educating while having fun is #1.

Knowing ‘why’ as it pertains to behaviour, is an integral part of the learning experience. Providing an understanding that is simplified, as to not overwhelm, and FUN so to inspire and fuel all your goals!







Client Experiences…

“I’m always delighted to hear from those I have the privilege to work with” Julie

“Julie – just wanted to say how pleased we are with the results of the training sessions we took with you. The techniques you taught me have been key to our success thus far and I’m sure we’ll conquer them all. You were a superb communicator and as passionate ‘dog person’ as I’ve met. It was a delight to work with you.”


“Julie was extremely understanding and patient with a very rambunctious puppy and had invaluable advice to get through the first puppy year. Ongoing training sessions that we have with Julie continue to prove invaluable. These new game type of training leads to a fun and rewarding experience.”

Pat & Grant

“I thoroughly enjoy working with Julie. She is a wonderful teacher. Takes the time and goes the extra mile to make sure you understand and can follow through with the games.”


“Hi Julie,
Your personal class was so informative today and helpful to all of us.

I cannot believe the detail in these notes this is wonderfully helpful.”

Betty S.

Let’s Chat

Contact Julie for a fun, effective and inspiring learning experience!

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I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your pup/dog!



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