OUR MISSION

Helping desperate pet owners create life lasting changes in their dogs is our mission. Once owners are shown how to become leaders to their dogs, many clients have drastically improved their relationships with their pets.  We work with both dog and owner to help establish rules and boundaries to create a happy, obedient, and balanced dog.

MEET THE TRAINER

julie brady dog trainer orange countyI’m Julie and I am the owner/trainer of Pawsitive Foundation Dog Training. I started my  training business after owning and managing a family embroidery business in Huntington Beach for over 20 years. I took a corporate job after selling my embroidery business and it quickly became clear that this job was not my path in life.

I decided to go for it and start working in an industry I had been dreaming about working in my entire life. I had been pet sitting and dog walking for friends and family for years so I decided to open my own dog walking and pet sitting business which I did for over 4 years. I had some extra time on my hands so I decided to volunteer for a local German Shepherd rescue walking dogs. Within just a couple months I was apprenticing at that kennel to become a dog trainer. I gave up my personal life for a year and worked hard, learning everything I could about dog training and working in the kennel. I soon started teaching puppy kindergarten classes for a local company and loved every second of it! I worked at a few training centers and doggy day cares, learning new methods as I went along.

Through my work with a couple German Shepherd rescues in my area, I witnessed dogs that had been adopted constantly being returned, sometimes for the strangest and simplest reasons. I had absolutely no idea that so many adopted dogs were returned to the rescue organizations and shelters that they had come from. Every time they were returned it was for behavioral problems but in reality, these dogs were not given the structure and leadership dogs so desperately need to learn to live in a world that makes no sense to them. If they had been given the direction and leadership they needed, many of these dogs would have settled in quite nicely to their new homes. This is the reason I became a dog trainer. I want to help reduce the number of dogs that are re-homed, taken to shelters or euthanized for behavioral problems. Dogs are more than my job, they are my passion!

Teaching humans how to lead their dogs to a much more calm and happy place is priceless to me. I love seeing that moment when dog and owner get each other for the first time and watch the beginning of a bond that was not there before. As humans, we tend to think of what we want from our dogs and we don’t consider what it is that they need in order to feel calm, confident and happy. I am more than happy to be your translator. I love teaching both dog and human how to communicate more effectively and how to work together.

My methods have changed over the years from learning punishment and force based training methods to completely positive methods with no corrections and settled somewhere in the middle. I have had the most success with a balanced approach using positive reinforcement and gentle corrections together to help guide dogs to make better decisions. I use a common sense approach to help dogs to succeed.

Client Reviews

We worked with Julie with her Walk Doctor program. We have 2 labs that liked to pull on the leash and also became very excited if encountered other dogs while on leash. After our first session I was able to implement the techniques Julie taught us and noticed a remarkable difference ! The 2nd session we worked more on being calm when encountering other dogs and around distractions and feel those will be effective as well! I feel a big sense of relief knowing we can be out walking and enjoying the walks and not being pulled in all directions! Julie really seems to understand dog behaviors and gentle ways to correct them! Very thankful for her Walk Doctor program!
Jenae A.
We could not have chosen a better dog trainer than Julie. Since day 1 she has shown nothing but professionalism with us and our puppy Rascal. Not to mention, SHE GIVES YOU RESULTS!!! within the first month of training, Julie got Rascal to sit, lay down, AND go to place!! We take him to our family's houses with other dogs and they are all absolutely amazed at how incredibly well behaved he is. Even when we go out to walk him around, people stop and ask us our secret on how we got him so well behaved. We just tell them to give Julie a call and she will do whatever it takes to get your dog to where you want them to be. Best part is SHES AFFORDABLE!!!! but in our opinion, you cannot put a price on a well behaved dog. Overall, Julie is a tremendous trainer and we recommend her to anybody and everybody we come across.
Jared Storb
Julie has been working with my bulldogs who are being trained for Therapy dogs. Before Julie my dogs were all over the place. Before I had her when people come over they jump all over them now when people come over they just greet them without jumping. She did place, leave it, door crashing etc. She truly knows her stuff. She's so sweet and any pup that gets Julie is very lucky. She's very patient and kind and she loves all the animals she works with. She just has a big heart and anyone is lucky to have her. She has taught me so much. We all love Julie.
Barking Paws-Caroline C.
We had Julie home board and train our 3 year old yellow lab for two weeks. Before the training, Monty had some pretty bad habits including pulling at his leash during his walks, counter surfing, and barking at motorcycles and skateboards. She really worked hard with our dog and it shows. He now walks by our side without pulling, ignores the motorcycles and skateboards, and stays on his place despite having food on the counter. She spent two hours with us to reinforce the his training and basically train us to be better masters. We were very pleased and would highly recommend Julie as a trainer.
Darel B.
We chose Julie because she offers an In Home New Dog or Adopted Dog Training. We have a dog that has been with us for three years and we were ready to get a second dog. Julie came over the third day with our new dog. She walked us through the training session to help us give the new dog proper introductions and how to proceed moving forward. The training and information she left with us proved very valuable. I did not know how much structure was necessary. Julie showed me how to recognize when more structure was needed. The result has been a happy, relaxed new dog. Without her, I would not have known what to look for in my dogs behavior. And I would not have known what to do to help my dog. Currently, we have purchased the Walk Doctor to correct leash aggressive behavior in the dog that we have had for three years. I highly recommend Pawsitive Foundation Dog Training.
Windy H.
Julie worked with my chocolate Labrador who is enormously hyper.She has gotten Pasha and I to gain trust in one another. Taking her for a walk used to be frustrating. Now we enjoy our time together and going on walks is fun . Thanks Julie for getting this done in a short amount of time.
Sheila F.
Julie has been awesome to work with! She is always on time, professional and so good with dogs! Our dog absolutely loves her and her training skill set has been great for him! I would recommend her to anyone looking for in house dog training...her price is right and you can really tell she takes her time and cares. Thank you Julie for all you have done for us!
Brooke C.
I rescued a lab mix who has some severe anxiety around other dogs especially. Julie has been working with him and after only a few sessions we are already seeing him change dramatically. Before, we would not dare walk him outside for fear of seeing other dogs and now we are actually able to take him out for walks. I can't wait to see how well he's doing after a few more sessions!
Danielle D.
Julie is the absolute sweetest!! We have three dogs who are mixed breeds of Chihuahua and not sure what else lol. One of our dogs is so sketchy with strangers and Julie was able to have her taking treats from Julie and not barking at her ( never usually happens) gave us tons of tricks and tips that work!! This is my favorite thing about Julie she loves dogs as much as me!! She also has a mixed Chi chi like we do!! Thank you Julie!!
Ellisha L.

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