Temporary Notice:
Due to unforseen circumstances we are unable to take any new bookings until further notice.
We apologise for the disruption to our service and will update the this web site when the situation has changed, we thank all of our customers and followers for thier kind attention and hope to resume normal services soon !

Welcome, Problem Paws is owned and operated by Julie Hamblin a very experienced and highly qualified companion animal consultant behaviourist and a 1 to 1 professional dog trainer, based in Croxteth Country Park in Liverpool, Merseyside covering the North West area and across the U.K.

My training included a comprehensive certificated course in canine care and behaviour from the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training backed and moderated by Middlesex University, learning from tutors such as Colin Tennant, Joe Clarricoates and my personal tutor – Phil Watson of the Anglian Wolf Society.

I then progressed to the COAPE DipCABT Advanced Diploma course backed by the National Open College Network, trained by industry leading tutors such as Peter Neville, Val Strong and Robert Falconer-Taylor as some of the country’s leading authorities on animal behaviour and the late Professor Ray Coppinger.

The diploma course is an advanced award in the practical aspects of companion animal behaviour and training, and I passed with distinction.

As part of our code of practice I continue to train and remain up to date in all aspects of companion animal behaviour as well as regular participation in informative and educational sessions with world renowned behaviourists such as, Turid Rugaas a behaviourist & author from Norway, Sarah Fisher’s “Tellington Touch” techniques, David Ryan’s canine instinct and behaviour seminar, Nick Thompson’s holistic approach to veterinary science and many more…


Just some of the services I provide.

  • Sessions at your own home and in your area
  • Dog behaviour counselling and training
  • Cat behaviour counselling and training
  • One to one obedience training
  • One to one puppy training
  • Tailor made individual and personal treatment plans
  • Post session support and advice service at no extra cost


If you think all behaviourists are the same, you should read this information when choosing your service provider…

Please click the “My Methods” link at the top to learn more about the methods, techniques and additional information
about training and behavioural systems I practice in relation to our services.

The “Our Contact Info” link will allow customers and/or veterinary professionals to contact me and refer cases as needed.

I am fully insured as a companion animal behaviourist, and trainer.


All COAPE trained behaviourists work to a code of practice, you can find the full details here – (click the image)

You can also read more about the COAPE tutors and the wealth of information and expertise that is involved
in our tutors and support group here – Tutor Team

Working in association with the Liverpool Dog Wardens and the environment team.


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