About Dog's Play Behavior and Training School

Run,  jump, and sit happens at Dog's Play. Providing balanced training for positive results in the lives of our beloved canine learning partners and the families that love them. 

Julie Hughes

Founder and owner of Dog's Play behavior practice.

Julie is a board-certified behavior consultant and a certified dog trainer. She has worked with thousands of dogs and felines in and out of the shelter.  Her passion has been the broken, neglected and under socialized dogs in shelters. All of her master agility and trick dogs were once shelter dogs. 

Building teamwork and relationships

Julie has worked training animals most of her life and is an intuitive, skilled  handler. 

A great communicator, she has taught hundreds of families how to talk to their canine and achieve life long results. She is passionate and has spent her life working at understanding animal behavior. Julie specializes in helping canines successfully navigate their way through day-to-day tasks. She has trained dozens of service dogs for different agencies and the private sector. Her other accomplishments include Master level agility, Elite Trick Star status and is a certified evaluator of AKC Agility, Puppy Star, CGC, and AKC Trick Dog.

Train in comfort

Dog's Play proudly provides a private training room featuring full climate control and a state-of-the-art soft-padded floor. With tons of toys, obstacles, and tools, this is heaven for anyone wishing to teach an old or young dog some new tricks.

Shady acres

The beautiful campus is shaded, fully fenced in, and provides amenities such as regulation agility equipment, a conditioning pool, and a jungle gym! Dog's Play also features a beautiful garden and is considered a butterfly safe-haven.