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Natasha and Teaki

Julie Hancox from Akela Kennels came highly recommended to us when we made the decision to get an Assistance dog for our daughter.  Julie arranged to meet up with us to discuss our daughter's condition and what we were looking for in a dog, to ascertain if she was the right fit for working with us.

After an in-depth discussion we were impressed with the advice given to us and could easily see the many years of experience Julie has had with working and training disability dogs.  Julie made the entire experience exceptionally easy from sourcing the a suitable puppy for us to the 18 months of support training our daughters dog required.  

The advice given during this time was always delivered in a friendly professional manner and was easy to understand and follow .  We now have an assistance dog that has been a life changer for our daughter, she now achieving more independence and a greater confidence to pursue her choices in life.


We have no hesitation in recommending Julie to anyone looking to train an assistance/support/therapy dog for themselves.

We also understand that this is a huge decision for anyone to make so both my 20 year old daughter Natasha and myself are more than happy to be contacted if you have any questions.  


Patrice and Natasha 

Please contact Julie directly if you would like our contact details.

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