In 2015, I opened Calne Pet Supplies, a small independent pet shop specialising in some of the best natural foods, treats, health & wellbeing supplements and accessories for dogs, cats and small animals.

Since then I have welcomed hundreds of dogs through the door and spent many, many hours supporting owners.  


In 2019, I started studying with The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, the leading body for dog trainers and behaviourists worldwide and a founder signatory to the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter which is seeking to regulate a currently unregulated industry.

I launched The Puppy Adviser after gaining numerous IMDT accreditations alongside my trainer qualification and membership of The Pet Professional Guild as a Canine Training Professional.

In order to maintain my qualified status and memberships, I am required to undertake and provide evidence of my continuing professional development on an annual basis, something which I embrace whole heartedly and have many plans for the future.

I work with dogs of all ages and breeds including rescues, training all foundation behaviours and developing life skills.

I specialise in the areas that most frequently require training, advice and support including puppies, recall, loose lead walking, socialisation and enrichment as well as feeding and natural health & wellbeing.

I also work with separation anxiety, dog to dog reactivity, resource guarding and canine cognitive disorder. 

I am passionate about scent work and am a qualified UK Sniffer Dogs Scent Work Bronze Instructor.

When I am not training clients or in my shop, 

I enjoy the chance to relax at home which I share with Matt, my amazingly supportive partner, Kermit our Black Lab, Ruby our adopted, rehomed British Bulldog and numerous ex-battery chickens!

I am happy to share all my accreditation certificates on request and discuss my continuing professional development.

I am fully insured and a certified canine


I am proud to be a genuine qualified and professional, fear free, positive reward-based trainer and scent work instructor.

Julia Jarvis Imdt

black dog

"We chose the 4 lesson option and we cannot speak highly enough of the information, advice and training that Julia has offered us. Bobby (3mth old Cockapoo) has come on leaps and bounds through Julia's advice and training techniques...her polite and friendly manner made our weekly sessions something that we looked forward to."

Mr & Mrs G


"I immediately felt relaxed with Julia and so did Beryl (4yr old Romanian rescue)...with Julia's help, her great training techniques and tips we made huge progress with Beryl and me!! Julia's understanding of dog's behaviours and also how humans react with their dogs was insightful. After our session I left feeling confident that I could continue the training with Beryl"

Mrs L