Juliana Willems, senior trainer


Juliana graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) for professional dog trainers, earning her the KPA Certified Training Partner title. She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in animal science. After college, Juliana worked at the Montgomery County Humane Society for two years as an event planner. She then took her experience in fundraising to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

After four years in non-profit development, Juliana finally moved to training dogs full time, joining the behavior team at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, DC, in May 2015. 

She loves the opportunity to put her knowledge of behavior and training towards helping both shelter dogs and private clients.