About Me

Julie and dog

My name is Julie. I established Essex–Wags in 2011.

Being a dog owner and passionate about animals I know how important it is to know that your pets are in safe hands. Animals really are a love of mine and being raised on a farm in rural Oxfordshire I’ve had plenty of experience.

I left the countryside in my late teens in search of the bright lights of London, of course 20 years later I now truly appreciate being raised in such beautiful surroundings.

Now I have older children and have the time to devote myself to expanding my arms to care for your pets too.

My own pets are dogs Crystal, a Border Terrier cross, Oscar, a Shih Tzu and Lucy, a Golden Doodle. We also have Amber the tortoise shell cat, a very independent lady.

I am also:

I like to keep my training up to date and have a Diploma (with Distinction) in Canine Behavior and Training from Compass Education. In addition I have completed courses and attended seminars by:

I am also an instructor with Alicia’s Obedience Dog Training at the Hornchurch classes and a Raw Food Advisor for Natures Menu.

All pets are cared for as if they are my own. Dogs are walked in small groups enabling me to pay full attention to them all. And what makes Essex-Wags special is during their stay with us dogs live with us in our family home.