Compassion.  Integrity.  Excellence.

A Message from Your Dog's Mental Health Counsellor...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by to get to know a little bit more about who I am and how I help families and their dogs. 

I'm Niki, a board certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA®), a canine behaviour consultant (CBC), and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPACTP). 

In 2022, I have started training to become a qualified clinical counsellor for humans so I can properly support the whole unit into a loving and peaceful family system. 

I also am a Certified Equine Massage Therapist, a Reiki Practitioner, Canine Herbalist, Pet Food Nutrition Specialist and an Essential Oils Practitioner.

On a daily basis, I work with animals that are struggling emotionally, physically and within their soul essence. My approach to helping them heal takes consideration of the whole body and all of the intricate systems that make it function optimally. 

From the mind to the body to the soul, everything must work together to create unity, balance and wellness.

I have spent the past 20 years educating myself in the science of learning theories, natural wellness, pet nutrition, herbs and plant extracts and essential oils to master my art as a certified professional animal trainer, behaviour consultant and wellness educator.

I bring all of my knowledge, education, experience, wisdom and intuition into my courses, workshops, classes and teachings in the hopes of making a difference in as many lives as I can reach.

I am also a wife, a mother of two kind and courageous girls and a stepmom to a wonderful young man. My family and I currently reside in the beautiful town of Revelstoke BC. 

We have two senior dogs and a senior cat. We love to spend our summers camping and our winters playing in the snow.

My Mission Statement...

With a specialty in canine reactivity, fear, aggression and canine communication, I've made it my mission to help humans better understand their animal companions,  bridge the communication gap between them and create deep-rooted partnerships based on trust, cooperation and compassion. 

Through ethical practices, reward-based training systems, applied learning principles and natural healing practices, I am committed to providing the resources and support my students require to create a life long relationship with their companion.

My Core Values

Diving into the depths of applied behaviour and learning theories has been a central theme of my life since I completed high school. I’ve had the opportunity to study in extraordinary learning environments with some of the top behaviour experts in the world and I’ve made it my mission to pass on that wisdom to my clients through transformative behaviour coaching. My focus and core values are threefold:

ONE

Create a harmonious and connected partnership between humans and their animal companions without the use of force, fear, intimidation or pain. 

TWO

Respect each client, the community, municipality and environment through honest and ethical business practices that exceed current standards in the industry. 

THREE

Continue to grow and receive education to ensure my behaviour coaching approach, knowledge, principles, techniques and methods will continue to serve my clients needs.

My Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is founded in compassion and based on the scientific principles of learning theory, with an emphasis on reward based training systems and intuitive connection. I never use coercion, force, pain, fear, intimidation or corrections when interacting, teaching or raising animals. 

Raising your companion-animal can be, and should be fun; I am dedicated to teaching modern techniques that focus on reinforcement through food, play, praise and access to valued resources to create a responsiveness and attentiveness that not only keep your companion safe, but also keep him looking forward to working with you more. 

I constantly strive to educate and inspire my coaching clients through mutual respect and gentle guidance with the most up to date, scientifically backed, teaching technologies and wellness protocols.

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