We are so happy Ruth recommended you to us – in the past my daughter was living at home and could mind Jemima if we went away, but now that she has left home and lives in an apartment this is not an option. We could never go away and leave Jemima in a cage at a kennel, so we are glad that you love Jemima as we do, because it means we can happily have a break knowing that not only will she be expertly cared for, but that she will be loved as well.
Adele and Jemima
"Recommended by our vet, we contacted Pawsability for help with our uncontrollable pup. After attending this very professional and personal training school, we now have a very well behaved young dog who is a pleasure to own. Thanks Julie and your team."
Pam and Glenn M
I would like to pass on my sentiments regarding the great work Julie's company does with her clients' loved pets.
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Julie from Brunswick, and my Lab Hugo absolutely thrives when he stays under Julie and Kate's care. He is a weekly visitor to Julie's premises, and often stays either a night or a week if we are away. We wouldn't dare consider him staying with anyone else, such is the confidence we have that he is in the hands of someone who cares and loves him as much as we do!"
I am writing to tell you how delighted we were with the Homestay visit that our Golden Retriever Sasha enjoyed with you over the 4 weeks of our holiday in Europe in September.
Sasha came home looking extremely well, and she had benefited greatly from your excellent training methods. After the first weekend when she got over the fact that she was back with strangers (us!), she settled in quickly and was in general quieter and more responsive to commands.
We look forward to many more Homestays for Sasha.
Tony and Gill Weaver
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for looking after our Molly.
From the moment I spoke to you on the phone, I knew that you had a genuine love for dogs. When we arrived to drop her off, you were there to welcome us at your beautiful and friendly home with a smile. Molly felt at home instantly.
My kids loved your updates on how she was going, as they missed her. Your offer of being able to visit her during her stay was lovely for the kids, and you truely understood how important it was for our family.
However, the most amazing thing was when we picked her up! She was much more relaxed, placid and obedient. She no longer jumped up to greet people and the pulling on her lead has ceased!!!I Could not believe what I was seeing.
Julie, I owe you so much for taking care of Molly (and training her!), and I will always be leaving her with you in the future.
Thank you again."
Grace (and Molly)
"Our introduction to Pawsability was through Kate who arrived on our doorstep in January this year when we were in great need of support for training our very lively 4 month old miniature poodle; she was brilliant and we breathed an immediate sigh of relief! She observed, listened, answered our many questions & gave us excellent practical advice all with infinite patience & good humour. We 3 have continued to make great progress under her guidance at puppy school.
From our first meeting with Julie, prior to Oscar's short term stay, we felt absolute confidence in her and knew that we had found someone exceptional. Knowing Julie was able to look after Oscar was the determining factor in our deciding to travel with friends for a month this June; without her, we wouldn't have gone.
Julie has a wonderful gift of natural authority combined with a passion for dogs. She has dedicated her life & half her house & garden to be the well-being & happiness of the dogs in her care and has created a safe 'home away from home' where the dogs socialise & play, are exercised & trained, and treated with respect & love all within firm boundaries.
Thank you, Julie, for giving us the confidence & freedom to have an almost guilt free holiday!"
Joan & Peter
I can’t speak highly enough of the amazing Julie, who minds our dog Diva each time we go on holidays. Contrary to her name Diva is actually quite shy initially and very apprehensive about new situations, which made her first couple of stays challenging for her and for us. But there is no one I’d rather have left her with than Julie, whose understanding of dog behaviour is second to none and whose incredible empathy, good humour, affection and care helped us all learn to relax and enjoy our breaks without fretting. After several short stays Diva has just experienced her first long stay and it was a great experience all-round. She settled in quickly and happily, which meant we did the same knowing she was thriving under Julie’s loving care.
Julie’s a wonderful communicator whose regular updates on Diva’s progress while we’re away are fun as well as reassuring. Her rates are extremely reasonable. And her genuine affection for our gal – and for all the dogs in her care – is phenomenal. To our family Julie has become an absolute treasure, and I feel very lucky to have her in our lives.
Kath Dolan, Pascoe Vale
"I can't praise this service highly enough. When I have to go away and leave my dog, there is no one else I'd rather have to look after Shelby. Julie feeds the dogs, takes them for walks, and can even provide training. They are indoors, and even have their own couches! It is very clear that Julie loves and cares for all the dogs that are lucky enough to stay with her. Rates are very reasonable too."
Natalie ... & Shelby
Apologies for the long delay in getting back to you.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for minding our best friend Misty the staffy, while we went away for our honeymoon.
Having not left her for that long before, we were obviously anxious about how she would go. You and Pete made it a lot easier to leave her. We just knew from the way you interact with the dogs and Misty in particular, she'd be fine.
Feeling at ease to leave Misty in your hands, knowing she was going to be safe and loved, meant we could go away and enjoy our trip.
Whilst we were away, it was no trouble for you to give us regular updates on Misty which we really appreciated.
Upon picking Misty up it was so good to see she was excited to see us but reading her showed she had a blast.
Thank you again and we look forward to sharing Misty with you in the future.
Karly and Brenton
“We have been using Pawsability for our 4 year old Springer Spaniel for 4 years now. Our Springer, Milly has been through 2 years of puppy school with Pawsability which was invaluable to her and our training. We have also used Paws for day care and long term stay for holidays. Julie and her team are so accommodating and eager to help where ever they can. You can tell that everyone at Pawsability truly loves their job and each and every dog they come into contact with. They look after your dog as if it was their own. I am really grateful for everything I have learnt from the team at Paws and Milly loves going there and always comes home happy, contented and tired from all the fun, play and walks. Two years ago we moved to the country, 1.5 hours away from Melbourne. We still travel to the city to use Julie and Pawsability for day care and long term/overnight stays. I would not trust any other carer for our precious girl. I cannot recommend Julie and all her staff highly enough. Thank you Pawsability! You all do such a great job. Keep up the terrific work.”
From Matt, Michael and Milly.
Sorry it has taken me a while to get around to writing this but I really wanted to thank you!
Julie was an absolute lifesaver when it came to finding someone we really felt we could trust to take care of our Border Collie X whilst we were on holidays.
Our dog is like our child to us and we weren’t going to trust just anyone with our pride and joy! But the second he met Julie it was clear this was the place for him.
After totally embarrassing me at his first meeting, Sol and Julie rapidly formed an amazing bond, and i think he had just as much fun on his holiday as we did! He didn’t even want to come home……
Not only was he taken great care of, Julie understood completely how nervous I was at leaving him for the first time, while away we received regular emails and updates that let me know he was fine and having fun!
Without any question or hesitation I would recommend Pawsability to anyone who wants the best possible care, training. and most importantly, hugs for their pets.
If Sol had his way we would be back every week.
Thank you so much Julie for allowing us to relax and enjoy or holiday knowing he was in good care!"
"Thank you so much for taking such fantastic care of Sadie while we were away!
She has been so well-behaved and obedient since we brought her home!
Our household is certainly singing your praises!
Kelly and Anthony
I just wanted to let you know that the training Griffin has received through Pawsability has made the world of difference. Before we started training with Griffin he was causing a bit of stress around the house, but now it’s a lot more fun having him around. We’ve got him into some really good habits and even though he slips up now and then we have the confidence to know what to do about it. I wouldn’t have thought that with only 10 group sessions and the one on one session we could have come so far so quickly. Thanks very much for helping us to learn how to speak Griffin’s language."
"Hi guys, it's Catherine and Brock ...
I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you again for your work over the last few months with Butters. Our little boy, Logan Blake, arrived on Friday the 15th of August and is now nearly a month old. Butters has taken to this new addition to the family very well, keeping a respectful distance and only approaching when we give him permission. We have no doubt that his positive behaviour and adjustment is due to the wonderful training tips that you gave us. Attached is a photo of the two of them together. :)
Once again, thank you."