Julie Flanery, CPDT-KA, is the owner of Creative Canine LLC. She has been working professionally with dogs and their owners for almost 25 years, focusing on forming strong relationships through clear communication and positive reinforcement strategies.
She has owned both purebreds and mixed breeds, and began her training career teaching pet dog classes and managing a dog daycare. This provided her with the opportunity to work with a large variety of dogs and their owners, allowing her to hone her instruction and training skills. She believes strongly that both dogs and their owners are happier when they are involved in activities they can do together.
In 2012, she developed the sport of Rally-FrEe, enjoyed by dog sport enthusiasts all over the world. She prides herself on staying current on the most up to date training techniques and is a self-proclaimed seminar junkie, taking in as much education as she can!
Julie has competed and titled in a variety of dog sports including obedience, rally, and agility and has earned championships in musical freestyle and a grand championship in Rally-FrEe.
Julie has been a workshop and seminar presenter nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics and is a highly sought-after instructor at the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, teaching dog sport skills and concept training. She currently trains and competes with her Tibetan Terrier, Kashi and recently adopted an adolescent mixed breed that is learning all the things.