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Julie Sheppard

Pawfect Fit Dog Training

Dogs have been in my life from the age of 3, but I started work as a trainer when my current dog came to live with us. 

I am a trainer who understands the emotions linked to your dog’s behaviour. I specialise in 1-2-1 training and small group classes in Paignton, South Devon. My approach to training is relaxed, friendly, fun, and completely force-free. I offer advice, support, and progressive training plans to create a partnership between you and your dog promoting trust and increasing your bond.

We expect a lot from our dogs in terms of ‘acceptable’ behaviour, but they need help and support from us to learn how we would like them to behave and sometimes they also just need the opportunity to be a dog.

I am a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers  (IMDT) and am required to follow the IMDT Code of Ethics and build on my skills and knowledge by completing CPD annually.


Level 3 Learning Motivation and Reinforcement – Open College Network

Level 3 Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour – Open College Network.

Canine First Aid – IMDT

Level 4 Understanding and Working with Canine Behaviour: Consultations, Foundations and Function of Behaviour – Open College Network

Family Dog Mediator


Courses Attended

  • Canine Body Language IMDT

  • Perfect Puppy – IMDT

  • Funk up your classes – IMDT

  • Happy Recallers – IMDT

  • Exercises Foundations to advanced – IMDT

  • Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation – IMDT

  • Loose Leaders – IMDT

  • Behaviour Case Studies IMDTB

  • Consultation and Follow-up IMDTB

  • Dog to human aggression – IMDTB

  • Impulse Control – IMDTB

  • Noise Sensitivity and Phobias – IMDTB

  • Resource Guarding – IMDTB

  • Separation Anxiety – IMDTB

  • Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours – IMDTB

  • Pain and Behaviour – IMDT

  • Breed and Predatory Motor Patterns – IMDTB

  • Canine Cognitive Dysfunction – IMDT

  • Unpacking the Emotional Experience – Dog Centred Care

  • Canine Adolescence – IMDT

  • L.E.G.S Applied Ethology, Family Dog Mediation Professional Course 

Julie Sheppard
You can request a dog assessment & training if you are already working through Therapy Dog 1&2 Workshops.

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