Juliana, owner and operator, began working with dogs in 1994 at a security company with over 40 large breed dogs. She spent her years there learning about the German Sheppard dog and how to “read” these dogs and their varied temperaments. She learned about training for the purpose of security and self-protection and how to handle trained and untrained dogs in a safe and pawsitive way.
From there she began working as a veterinarian assistant. She learned a whole lot more about dogs of all different types and sizes and how to “read” their temperaments. She learned about illnesses and how to treat them, how a sick dog sometimes behaves in very different ways than healthy dogs and how to hold a dog safely so that a veterinarian could administer treatment without injury to anyone.
She then found herself in a new city starting a new job, when a neighbour asked if she could walk his dog everyday before she started work in the afternoon and she hasn’t looked back since. Over the years Juliana has watched how pack members interact with each other and has developed Pawsitive Steps to teach them appropriate ways to show respect for others and themselves.