Once upon a time Nikki rescued a mastiff mix puppy who despite being provided all the recommended puppy training and socialization, ended up developing severe leash reactivity and aggression. After hiring a local trainer who only seemed to make matters worse, Nikki ended up on a mission to uncover all the scientific research she could possibly find about canine behavior.
Fast forward 10 years and Nikki Finn Loudenslager is now a Certified Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with over 10,000 hours serving pet parents, shelters and rescues and other canine professionals in her community and beyond. Nikki comes highly recommended by veterinary clinics and by her clients, colleagues and peers. Nikki is dedicated to teaching her students about how dogs think, feel and learn and how to develop a solid relationship with them by developing mindful communication and a deep understanding of their needs.
Recently relocating from Colorado to the White Mountains of Arizona, Nikki serves the towns of Show Low, Vernon, Pinetop-Lakeside, Taylor and Snowflake, AZ for in-person visits and the rest of the world via telephone or video conferencing and online dog training.
Here is how we serve your community…
Identify problem behavior/s ie pulling on leash
Collect socialization and behavior history and diet and medical information to determine any contributing factors
Observe family interactions, environment and use of current tools & equipment
Advise of management systems that can be put into place for immediate effect and create a training plan that suits both the owner and dog
Using science based methods, begin desensitizing protocols and/or teaching new behaviors