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

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Our founder and Head Professional Behaviour Consultant is Julie Speyer with over 19 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.

QUALIFICATIONS                   

  • 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
  • Canine Behaviour Consultant specializing in Resource Guarding
  • Canine Behaviour Consultant specializing in Developmental Delay Disturbances
  • Canine Behaviour Consultant specializing in Dog to Dog Aggression
  • Canine Behaviour Consultant specializing in Stranger Fear Aggression
  • Canine Behaviour Consultant specializing in Separation Anxiety
  • Canine Behaviour Consultant specializing in Phobia Behaviour
  • Canine Behaviour Consultant specializing in Repetitive Behaviour Disorders
  • Owner and Head Behaviour Consultant and Obedience Trainer of Canine Foundations
  • Certified member of the CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers)
  • Professional Member of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers)
  • Professional Member of CAPPDT (Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers)
  • Member of CKC (Canadian Kennel Club)
  • Member of the AASAO (Association of Animal Shelter Administrators of Ontario)
  • Member of ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association)
  • Writer and Instructor of Georgian College Canine Behaviour Science courses
  • Writer and Instructor of continuing education courses for the MLEOA (Municipal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association)
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Canine Handling expert
  • Court approved expert witness in canine bite assessments and canine behaviour
  • Court Assessor for Municipal Shelters
  • Writer and Instructor of 10 canine behaviour related OAVT (Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians) continuing education credit courses
  • Writer and Instructor of 10 IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) continuing education credit courses
  • Writer and Instructor of 10 CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) continuing education credit courses
  • Writer and Instructor of Air Canada Live Animal Handling course
  • Instructor of Municipal Law-Enforcement K9 Self Defense training course
  • Writer and Instructor of Action First Aid’s Canine First Aid course
  • Canine Rehabilitation coordinator for Last Chance K9 Rescue
  • Canine Rehabilitation specialist for Southern Ontario Animal Rescue
  • Canine Rehabilitation specialist for Boxer Rescue Ontario
  • Canine Rehabilitation specialist for the OSPCA Central Investigations
  • Volunteer of canine rehabilitation services for the following organizations; Ontario SPCA, Dog Speed Rescue, Bull Mastiff Rescue of Canada, Boxer Rescue, Loyal Rescue
  • 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