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Covering Calne, Devizes, Chippenham, Royal Wootton Bassett, Melksham, Marlborough and all surrounding villages, The Puppy Adviser offers training, advice and support for puppies and adolescents up to 36 months alongside new rehomes/rescues of any age

and their humans through tailored 1:1 sessions, packages & consultations

as well as small group classes & sessions held regularly throughout the year.

Once you have trained with me, you and your dog are welcome to be a client for any need for life!

The Puppy Adviser also offers introductions to scent work and gundog work for dogs of any age through small group classes & sessions.

My name is Julia and I am a professionally qualified dog trainer, educated and assessed by

The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and externally verified by the Open College Network. 

I am proud to display the UK Dog Behaviour & Training Charter symbol which shows that I am

checked, monitored & supported by the leading trainer organisation 

and I abide by ethical, welfare & conduct obligations. 

I am also a member of The Pet Professional Guild.


Passionate about scent work, I am a qualified UK Sniffer Dogs Scent Work Bronze Instructor.

I seek to positively impact the lives of dogs through modern science and reward-based,

fear and force-free training and equip you, their guardians and care-givers with the skills, knowledge and understanding to build and enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling relationship.

I teach key behaviours alongside life skills - helping your dog to build confidence, optimism,

resilience, effective coping strategies and impulse control; 

make good choices; be focused & engaged; happy, calm and relaxed.

I take a holistic approach to training, emphasising the importance of

meeting individual physical, mental and emotional needs

alongside appropriate socialisation and daily enrichment.


I believe in an ethical, motivational and non-judgemental approach,

training, supporting and advising with kindness, consistency and fun.

Puppy training is a critical part of every dog's development, learning and socialisation.

I will teach you how puppies learn and explain why they do what they do.

I will show you how best to support puppy in order to set him / her up for success and 

the best way to train so puppy is super keen to learn and get it right.

Mrs D, 6mth Pointerdor

" is the best money I have ever spent on him! The hour with Julia gave me confidence and realistic methods to make sure the relationship with my dog was happy and successful. I highly recommend Julia and will be back for more help if needed."
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