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It’s never too late to train your dog!

Welcome to A Positive Connection Dog Training!

You want your dog to be a well-behaved member of your family, and private training using positive reinforcement can help you achieve that goal.

I am Julie Fudge Smith. I have been training dogs professionally since 2003 and started A Positive Connection in 2007. As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, I am committed to humane, dog friendly, private training that will give you the skills you need to train your canine companion.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions,, or 740-587-0429.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping your pup become the best dog possible!

Your Family Dog


Tina Spring and I have teamed together to bring you Your Family Dog Podcast in which we offer simple solutions to common canine problems.

It’s our mission to help families love living with dogs. Find us wherever you get your podcasts. If you like what you hear, please consider giving us a review.

And if you have a question or idea you would like to share, email us at:

Watch This

Duncan took a couple of classes from us and look at how happy he is to come to Mom!

Discover the joy of training and you too can have a boom-a-rang dog!


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I’m here to help you develop a positive connection with your dog that will lead to a lifetime of fun and learning.

Please check out my blog: How to Choose a Dog Trainer, to help you decide if I am the right trainer for you. You can also listen to our podcast Choosing A Dog Trainer.

If you have any questions about choosing a trainer, please contact me at:, or call 740-587-0429, and lets talk dogs!


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