I first met Julie years ago while she was the go to trainer at a big box pet store, where I might add, she outshone others, and I knew it was just a matter of time before she spread her wings and shared her gifts on a more personal level.A quick synopsis of our days training with her: We put our challenged pittie, Pickles, through two levels of training courses with Julie. Pickles was not your average pittie. He was very LOW energy, got frightened when people stared him in the eye, and was afraid of concrete floors (wha?!!).Cut to training: slowly but surely, Pickles eventually became an excitable pup with no fear of the hard and shiny concrete floors he was forced to ice skate across. Oh yes, and he also learned how to sit, stay, relax (with only hand gestures) and "leave it" in the midst of it all. He is now an absolute joy.Most recently, we had a Christmas portrait photo op with Pickles and Julie, which she dubs, The "Red Couch" portraits. The photos came out fantastic and are a must do for anyone who is as obsessed with their pooch(es) as I am. She even donates a portion of the proceeds to a local Pittie rescue group.Summing it up-- Julie is God's gift to all things dog.