South Wales Dog Training Academy

Fun, modern, reward based, ethical dog training that's family friendly.
My qualifications, education and experience provide me with the skills for me to effectively and humanely coach pet parents to train their best friend, their dog.
Training and learning has never been so much fun!

Welcome to South Wales Dog Training Academy

If you’re here, then you’ve already decided to look for help to improve your training skills and relationship with your dog.

Are you looking for the best possible start with your puppy or new rescue dog?

Is your young dog being a teenage tearaway and you need to get them back on track?

Has your dog started to show a problematic behaviour that really needs addressing now?

If you need a proven approach to understanding and training a new behaviour or modifying an old one, then you’re in the right place!


About South Wales Dog Training Academy

South Wales Dog Training Academy is all about positive, fear free, reward based training which is effective, fun and builds great relationships between dogs and their families.
We offer Classes, Private Sessions, On-Line Courses, a Home Study Course and Behaviour Consultations.
There are different packages available to suit individual needs.

Why Choose South Wales Dog Training Academy

As a qualified, professional, experienced Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant it means that all training is regulated and must be humane for your dog.  Use of harsh equipment and methods are never used so you know your dog is in safe hands.

You can be certain that all will be done to guarantee your bond and relationship with your dog grows and remains as strong as possible to ensure the best results.

It is my mission to help create confident dogs that love to learn, to empower their guardians to understand and teach their dogs and realise that training is something you do WITH your dog, not to your dog.

  • Fear free, kind, ethical methods used.

  • Qualified and experienced Trainer.

  • Great teaching and communication skills.

  • Strict code of practice and ethics.

  • Fun games and rewards are used.

  • Small classes for individual attention.

What People Are Saying About South Wales Dog Training Academy

Absolutely amazing!

Julie has been absolutely amazing over the last few months for us and our very anxious rescue dog. She has gone above and beyond what we expected and our dog is a different (and much happier!) girl to the one we met previously. We still have a way to go but we completely trust Julie with our little girl every step of the way. Would absolutely recommend, if you’re thinking about, just go for it, you won’t regret it! Thank you Julie! Ellen.

Essential Puppy Power Course

Just completed the Essential Puppy Power Training Course. Julie is fantastic and couldn’t recommend her highly enough if you’re looking to give your puppy the best start. The training is not limited and provides you with helpful tips on toys, feeding, harnesses and leads etc. Practice is key, but now we know the right direction and are so pleased with how our pup has responded. Thank you Julie, much appreciated! Lynette.

Puppy Power UP Course

We have just completed the Essential Puppy Power UP Course with our pup Buddy. I can’t recommend this enough. The course is 6 weekly lessons of positive training face to face in a class. My pup now knows so much and it has developed the bond between us. This is the second time that we’ve been to Julie’s classes with our dogs. We were so impressed the first time around that there was no doubt that I would go back again with our new fur baby 2 years later. What I would add is the Power UP Course is excellent value for money. You get videos of all things puppy and ebooks – ie. professional guidance and advice. You also get additional support from Julie. This is invaluable – particularly for first time puppy owners (but I’ve still learnt so much more this time around). I would definitely recommend.  Liana.

Julie is an amazing dog trainer…

Julie is an amazing dog trainer! As with anything, things change and modernise, Julie only trains with modern methods, no old school punishment involved! She is a registered dog trainer (many, unfortunately aren’t) and is always completing training courses to improve her knowledge. She’s very approachable and can adapt to teach all varieties of people and their dogs. Definitely recommend!!! Norma Mitchell R.V.N.

Julie is very polite…

Julie is very polite, confident and it’s obvious how much she loves her work. As a Veterinary Surgeon, it is helpful having a qualified dog trainer to work with. Thank you. Anna Dosenes.