Rancho Mondo is a beautiful, quiet, and unique 5-acre hill country setting in
Leander, Texas. Our services include dog training, boarding and equestrian play!
Julie Kay Locke, CPDT-KA uses positive reinforcement methods while training your dog or horse! Julie is passionate about helping you understand how dogs and horses learn, how to reward and reinforce what you want so you are building daily a loving human
Dogs and horses love cookies!
Julie got her initial start training dog by teaching basic obedience at PetSmart from 2008– 2010 with her team at the time Moby and Pearl. This led her to an obedience and behavior modification internship under the late Lee Mannix through 2010.
In 2011 she enrolled in the scent work program under the NACSW, along with the Gary Job Corp K9 Unit in Laredo, Texas under former director Billy Smith Corp K9 Unit, and different private sector trainers (John Rogerson, Sue Sternberg, Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, Susan Clothier, Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez) through continued
Julie has partnered with Officer Cody Irby of Pflugerville Police in teaching Texas Kay9 Nose Work for enrichment, behavior modification, and or competition.
She is also providing externship instruction for ABC Behavior College and will be training up and coming dog trainers.
After decades of traditional horse training with career horsemen like the late Glenn
Heiney, Dennis Reis, Pat Parelli, Clinton Anderson, Julie’s studies have led her to be currently enrolled in the Intrinzen horse program. A progressive and exceptional program where she will be learning the “artful empowerment of humans and horses through movement.”
Julie cannot wait to share with you the beauty of force free horse training and
Julie said goodbye to her beloved Moby in 2018. He was her sidekick and the reason
she started dog training in 2008. For 11 years Moby was by her side helping her with
other dogs, raising all the new dogs Julie brought home, while gracefully volunteering in
hospice as he shared his huge smile and his love with many people of all ages.
He is one of a kind folks!!
In the waiting room of Studio 512
Spot with Pearl to demonstrate nose work on KXAN Austin, Texas.
Pearl is a rescue and has an AKC Good Canine Citizen, NACSW NW1, NW2, UCSS DDN, and she is a complex therapy dog with Pet Partners
Jasmine is a rescue and has an AKC Good Canine Citizen and is a complex Pet Partner.
Julie is passionate about empowering humans and horses through movement. She is currently participating in a program called the Intrinzen Horse Program which incorporates movement, and motivation science, paired with education to teach people to to inspire horses to be proud, agile and take joy in their movements. It's incredible, inspiring. More information on this program can be found at www.intrinzen.horse
Basic obedience in Tomlinson's Feed Store.
Sweet, sweet Babe was found at 5 weeks old in a ditch in Hillsboro, Texas. He is currently doing nose work, and loving life at Rancho Mondo.
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