Juliana's calm, methodical and loving approach has had such a positive impact on our dogs. One of our pups has anxiety and aggression issues and Juliana has taught us many tools to improve her behavior. She is thoughtful and pivots easily if one method isn't giving the desired results, or if a technique that used to work no longer does Juliana makes quick adjustments to get at the issue in a new way. We adore Juliana and highly recommend working with her!
Paula from Bethesda, MD
We have had several rescue dogs over the years and used several dog trainers. Juliana Willems is the absolute best. She knows the canine mind and can teach humans. She was able in the very first session to show me how to stop certain behaviors and shape others in our 12 year old dog. Our aging rescue dog is now even better behaved and happier with the training we are both getting. Our dog no longer attacks noisy buses and knows the trick dog pose. Juliana is in a different league from all the other trainers we have ever had. I recommend her and look forward to working with her with our next dog.
Larry from Cleveland Park, D.C.
If you are looking for a trainer who has compassion, kindness and patience, look no farther. It is just wonderful to work with Juliana. I appreciate her positive approach and her willingness to explain everything she is doing and why she is doing it. Our white shepherd, Randy, adores her and with good reason. She has helped us modify his behavior around other dogs. He is still a work in progress and that is just fine - that is Juliana's message. We could not have been happier with her.
Mary from Northwest, D.C.
Juliana has been a godsend. Our dog, Milo, adores her and has learned so much through her gentle, direct manner of training. She is always willing to go the extra mile with us and has been available to address situations that have arisen here and there. I would recommend Juliana to anyone in need of a trainer-- from puppy basics to perplexing behavioral problems. She is a delight to work with and has a wonderful rapport with people and pets alike.
Judy from Northwest, D.C.
I cannot say enough positive things about Juliana. I was fortunate to have found her after using numerous trainers. Her dog skills are amazing and her people skills are just as wonderful. She is a lovely person and I highly recommend her.
Carla from Bethesda, MD
We are so grateful we found Juliana! We were really struggling with our sweet, sensitive dog’s reactivity to other dogs in our busy city neighborhood. Juliana patiently and compassionately gave us the tools to overcome this challenge, and most importantly trained us on how to help him! Now, he can walk past almost any dog with no problem. When we added a second pup to our family, Juliana helped us understand their dynamics and find creative techniques to keep our dogs happy during the settling in period. And, Juliana has given us insights that serve as building blocks to help our dogs with any new challenges that arise. We can’t recommend her enough!
Alex and Cat from Adams Morgan, D.C.
I was referred to Juliana by our Vet at Friendship Animal Hospital with a shared belief that positive reinforcement is a compassionate, productive and an effective way to train our new puppy Ruby. When Juliana came into our lives, our 7 month old Cavalier King Charles developed a compulsive disorder. I was upset there was something wrong with our "Perfect Puppy." Juliana was professional, along with her experience she took the lead role in finding the right treatment and training Ruby to help put her on a better path. Juliana has become an important member of our family and since dogs always reveal the truth about people... Juliana is greeted with kisses, a wagging tail and squeals with excitement when Juliana comes over for a training session. With Juliana's training she has clearly helped Ruby be a happy settled dog enjoying the "Good Life" and have given us the ability and tools to enjoy our delicious Ruby.
Arlene from Potomac, MD
I can think of no greater "treasure" than my little dog (not jewelry/money/home etc) and I have know from day one that my little boy was in safe, competent, loving hands with Juliana Willems. She is a one of a kind - a remarkable trainer and beautiful soul who my dog cherishes his time with like none other.
Nancy from Northwest, D.C.