Julie Forbes is an expert in dog behavior and training, and owns the company Sensitive Dog, where she offers private lessons to people in the greater Seattle area, and phone consultations to people all over the country. (www.sensitivedog.com)
Julie created The Dog Show with Julie Forbes in February of 2009, recognizing a need for quality, intelligent programming that offers information on a variety of dog-related topics. Julie interviews dog experts of all kinds, authors, organizations and remarkable individuals in the world of the human-dog relationship.
Julie has a degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont (1999), and completed an apprentice program at the Academy of Canine Behavior outside of Seattle in 2002.
Julie works with all types of dogs with all types of challenges; from puppies who need manners and basic training, to dogs with more severe behavioral issues like aggression and anxiety. Julie’s key to success is a balanced, sensitive approach that creates an overall very positive experience for both dog and human; while also honoring that nature provides consequences, dogs correct each other and that knowing how to effectively communicate both when your dog makes a right choice, and wrong choice, is most effective and reasonable.
Dogs are all unique individuals, and should be approached as such in the context of training and behavior modification, as well as life.
Julie lives in Seattle, WA with her wife and five dogs: Dachshund, cattle dog mix, two Australian Cattle Dogs, and a yellow lab.
Julie’s specialty is teaching women how to use non-verbal communication to set boundaries and practice being authentically assertive, within the context of their relationship with their dog, when needed. These practices provide an opportunity for conversation about topics of leadership, being present, and being in your body – specifically geared toward women.
Julie enjoys public speaking, emceeing local events, writing, dancing for fitness, playing softball and watching football, and of course… walking her dogs in the gorgeous city of Seattle.