Based between Calne and Devizes, The Puppy Adviser offers training, support and advice for dogs of all ages & breeds and their humans through tailored individual training sessions, packages & consultations alongside group classes & workshops held regularly throughout the year.


The Puppy Adviser also specialises in scent work and

offers group classes or individual sessions.

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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 an invited member of The Pet Professional Guild.


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

I will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to build and enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling bond with your puppy, adolescent, rescue or older dog that will last a lifetime.

I not only teach all key behaviours, I also develop life skills - helping your dog to have optimism, resilience, independence, impulse control, make the right choices and have effective coping strategies.

All my training, support and advice embraces modern, positive force free methods and uses reward-based techniques.  These have been scientifically proven to give long lasting results without causing intimidation, fear or pain or using any aversive devices.  It is often referred to as positive reinforcement but put simply,  it’s giving something a dog loves in exchange

for the behaviours we desire.

I will show you the best way to teach your dog so he / she is super keen to learn and get it right. 

My training approach emphasises kindness, calmness and fun.

Science tells us that you learn so much better when you're having fun!

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."