Julie Speyer, CDBC, CPDT-KA, SDC •  •  •


Canine Foundations’ founder and Head Professional Behaviour Consultant is Julie Speyer, with over 20 years of Canine Rehabilitation experience, specializing in treating extreme Fear, Aggression and Phobia related behaviour issues.  Among her many accomplishments, Julie is also a Court Recognized Expert Witness in the area of Dog Bite and Canine Behaviour Assessments. With a background as a Veterinarian Assistant, former Animal Cruelty Investigator and Animal Control Officer, Julie works closely with many Municipal Animal Shelters and organizations, such as the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association, in developing Officer Safety Training and Animal Handling programs.

Julie shares her experience and passion for rehabilitating canines as the writer and instructor for Georgian College’s Canine Behaviour Science programs, and continuing education credit courses for the; OAVT (Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians), IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), and the CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers).

In addition to running Canine Foundations full time, she also serves on the board of directors for Last Chance K9 Rescue as the Behaviour Coordinator and Chief Rehabilitator. Last Chance K9 Rescue is one of the few rescues in Ontario that takes in and rehabilitates dogs with a biting history, giving them a new lease on life.


  • Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants)
  • Certified Trainer through the CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) – Knowledge Assessed
  • Certified Service Dog Coach through Cooperative Paws Service Dog Education
  • Canine Behaviour Consultant specializing in Territorial Aggression, Resource Guarding, Developmental Delay Disturbances, Dog to Dog Aggression, Stranger Fear Aggression, Separation Anxiety and Repetitive Behaviour Disorders
  • Owner and Head Behaviour Consultant and Obedience Trainer of Canine Foundations
  • Professional Member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers)
  • Professional Member of CAPPDT (Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers)
  • Member of the AASAO (Association of Animal Shelter Administrators of Ontario)
  • Member of ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association)
  • Court approved expert witness in canine bite assessments and canine behaviour
  • Writer and Instructor for the Canine Behaviour Series at Georgian
  • Writer and Instructor for Canine Foundations’ Training Academy through Georgian College
  • Writer and Instructor of continuing education courses for the MLEOA (Municipal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association)
  • Writer and Instructor of 11 canine behaviour related OAVT (Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians) continuing education credit courses
  • Writer and Instructor of 11 IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) continuing education credit courses
  • Writer and Instructor of 11 CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) continuing education credit courses
  • Canine Rehabilitation specialist for Boxer Rescue Ontario
  • Previous Animal Cruelty Investigator for the Ontario SPCA
  • Previous Animal Control Officer for the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
  • Graduate of Sheridan College Animal Care / Veterinary Assistant program