developing a dog with a special purpose & A PROGRAM TO SUPPORT THEM
I’m Julie, the guardian of Habibi Bear dogs and steward of the Habibi Method. For many years, my mission has been to raise dogs with a special affinity for children who need emotional support. This is how I found myself creating healing relationships between people and dogs—and exploring new possibilities for the human-dog connection in Autism and trauma therapy. By reframing the way we perceive our dogs—from pets to partners in life —I have developed my Habibi Method,
which provides deep guidance for clients who wish to create stronger bonds with their dog.
With an emphasis on the healing power of the human-dog connection, we have developed our unique therapy dog program
where our Habibi Bears
are naturally assisting in doctor's offices, classrooms, nursing homes, hospitals, courtrooms - and even disaster sites. The sky is the limit for these dogs, and we are dedicated to nurturing their unique gifts and matching them to the family that is meant for each one. This process takes time, and I'm ok with that!
are vitally healthy and have a wide gene pool
with no inbreeding. Being the guardian of these beautiful teddy bear dogs is a role I take seriously. My Habibi Bears are not available elsewhere, to ensure we remain aligned to our ultimate purpose and high standard of ethics. I'm an advocate for a neutral practice
in the world of dog breeding, so the individual dog and its unique characteristics are valued for what it brings to the table, instead of being stigmatized for not meeting breed club criteria. Imagine a world where our beloved companions are free of scientific racism, and "superior strain" mentality!
In the beginning I told myself I would do this as long as it still lights me up inside and there is a calling for my dogs. Here I am years later, and I’m still having a ball, and our network is now international. Each dog amazes me with their uncanny ability to connect to people's hearts. It’s an honor to be the guardian of these special little teddy bears, and be part of something quite magical between the hearts of human and dog.
I am in awe of all dogs and the gift they offer us as our conscious companions. May you see the magic inherent to your relationship with your dog, too.