It's not what you know, it's what you do with what you know
Nicky is a passionate animal lover who has been involved with various animal rescue organisations since the mid 1990’s. She initially joined the DSPCA as a volunteer in early 2008, and in June 2008 was given the opportunity to train as a dog trainer under the expert guidance of Alex Petrilli.
Nicky believes that clear communication and developing a strong bond between owner and dog are the keys to successful dog training. She is also a firm supporter of force-free, reward-based training techniques. Nicky has studied canine behaviour management through Compass Education in the UK and is now studying at the Academy for Dog Trainers under world class trainer and author, Jean Donaldson. Nicky shares her home with 3 dogs – Charlie and Brody the field spaniels, and Georgie the terrier.