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Do you love your dog but dread your walks?

We help you teach your reactive dog a new level of calm so that you can enjoy anxiety-free adventures in places you never thought possible and feel proud of your dog no matter where you are.

Jen and Griffin

"Our sessions with Julia stand out by far among all the training we’ve done
Our dog had become increasingly reactive and aggressive and taking him on walks, on or off leash had become really stressful as a result. Julia helped us have a much better understanding of our dog, and feel confident in supporting him when his big energy comes out. As a result, we have fun taking our dog out again and we are confident that we can support him to calm down if he reacts to another dog."

Meet Julia, PhD

Dog training, behavior & welfare expert

After starting out her professional carrier as a dairy veterinarian in Germany, Julia became curious about how to improve an animal's well-being more holistically. This is why she moved to Canada and graduated in animal welfare at UBC. Following this path Julia discovered her passion for kind and humane animal training. All these pieces of her broad education and experience now come together when she helps dogs and humans live their best life together, and problem solve what gets in the way.

When not helping fellow dog lovers with their dogs, Julia enjoys taking her own pups on camping adventures in BC, trying new to her Sushi places (she's always open to recommendations!), and joining Louise Penny's Armand Gamache in his latest fight for justice in Three Pines.


Understand Your Dog

Reset to Calm

Level Up Your and Your Dog's Skills

Adopt a Routine That Works

Enjoy The Bond with Your Dog

If you are tired of walking your dog with your head on a constant swivel
and of feeling judged for your dog's outbursts,
I'm here to help you ...


Helping your barking and lunging dog relax and become more confident can be one of the most rewarding journeys with your dog.

"We were tremendously happy with our experience with Julia and our dog Molly. We are so proud about Molly’s attentiveness when out with us. One of our biggest achievements is that we no longer become stressed when faced with her feeling anxious or agitated."

- Lisa, Dustin & Molly

Working with Neighborhound was a very positive and successful experience that helped me achieve my goals for myself and Lexi. 

- Mandy and Lexi

"Julia is kind-hearted, patient and very observant. She can pick up on things that the average person misses. She helps us to focus on our "wins" so that we can see how far we have come, as it is easy to look at what still needs to be improved"

- Pam and Bowser

Other ways that we can help

While we specialize in helping dogs who lunge and bark at other dogs, we take great pride in providing dedicated help for new fur-members of your family as well.



Get personalized support with raising and training your new puppy through our private puppy program.


Rescue Dog

It's wonderful to welcome a new rescue dog into your home and we're here to make it a success.


On Demand

A budget-friendly option to teach your dog new skills at your own pace, using the same methods we use in our private training.

In Person services are available in Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody and Coquitlam.

All services are available virtually.

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