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Julia Nally PHD

Dog beaviorist /Groomer


Julia Faith Nally a  Professional Dog Trainer/Behaviorist. She holds a  Pre -vet Science Bachelor Degree from Ohio State and PHD in  Acupuncture Medicine  from- AIAM Medical School in Westerville Ohio.

Julia has worked as holistic health practitioner in nutrition /herbal and Massage, Acupressure /Aromatherapy for animals and humans.


Julia specialty is working with behavioral issues with any Dog  breed.Julia started her career at a young age first with training dolphins and then professionally training/showing Arabian Horses in Columbus Ohio.

Julia's dog training career began in Schutzhund dog training working with with the Police K-9 unit going back and forth to Germany and learning and teaching protection dogs and search and rescue.

 Julia started training with some of the best-known dog trainers – Karen Pryor author of – (Don’t shoot the dog) and founder of the first certifications for dog trainers)- Dr Dunbar DMV - Founder of (Sirius dog training) to name a few.


After college she moved to Northern California at a full dog center nestled in the mountains of Saratoga Big Basin home of the red wood trees. Julia's business grew and her reputation as an excellent dog behaviorist, and excellent boarding center and pet store. The center became one of the best kept secrets to the local-Hollywood  celebrities that commonly used her services for training, boarding and dog  behavioral issues.  She is professional speaker and has written a Dog Training E-book 7-week course (60 minutes to a good dog and a well-trained human.)


 Julia’s mission is to help keep pets out of the rescues and in permanent homes by educating dog parents just how easy they can train a unwanted behavior into a  well-trained dog in just one session. Julia teaches humans to  communicate with their four-legged friend in a language they understand so to achieve a well-trained dog and keep as many dogs as possible in permanent homes.


There are no bad dogs!!

Kim Petrone:

Has been working and training dogs for over 35 years. She specializes in Puppy Development and her style is balanced and guided by the dogs personality and ability to learn. She got her start as a member of Bayshore Companion Dog Training Club in Red Bank, New Jersey. It was here she trained her first dog, a Standard Poodle named Max. As years progressed at Bayshore she mentored, assisted and trained several classes in Pet and Competition Obedience training and participated and competed in Agility.

Since moving to Myrtle Beach 22 years ago most of her dog training has been with her own animals and friends. She is a past President of the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club and very active with the AKC. The owner and operator of Wayside Kennel Gear since 1994, Kim manufactures and sells some very unique pet products. She is the developer of the “Hide-A-Pinch” prong collar and “Harmony Pet Products.”

Most recently she is a registered CGC evaluator and offers classes and training for Puppies, Trick dogs and Canine Good Citizen. Kim is also a member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) and the AKC. Her training philosophy is guided by doing the best for you and your pet and Kim is dedicated to improving the relationship between dogs and their people by education and well guided training.

Dog Trainer

Linda Barber

Linda Barber has always had a dog in her life but did not become active in showing until she started chauffeuring her mother to different shows in Maryland. She purchased her first Golden Retriever, Cali, approximately 11 years ago and started training in earnest. By the time Cali retired, she had earned her Utility Title and her Rally Excellent in AKC, her Utility Title and URX (equivalent to RAE in AKC) in UKC. While showing Cali, Linda began showing her mother’s dog, Kobi, earning his Open title in AKC & UKC and his RAE in AKC. She also began training Cali’s daughter, Mysti, in Obedience, Rally and Field.

In 2011, Linda moved to North Carolina. At this point another Golden came into her life. Willi took to training with great gusto. In 2015 and in 2016, they were invited to participate in the AKC’s Obedience Classic. In 2016 and again in 2017, Linda and Willi were invited to participate in AKS’s Rally National Championship.

Linda earned her United Kennel’s Club Judges’ License in Obedience and has been judging at various shows in North Carolina and Virginia. In 2017 Linda was invited to judge at the UKC National Gateway in Missouri. She has also recently earned her Rally Judges license in UKC and is looking forward to judging Rally in the near future.

Linda believes in giving back to the sport she loves and tries to bring this into her training. She enjoys helping dog owners from the beginner pet person to the more advanced exhibitor as well.  

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