Niki is a Certified Dog Trainer and Dog Behavior Consultant. In addition to business degrees from Oxford Brookes University Niki is also a qualified corporate leadership coach and trainer and she holds the prestigious Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (Six Sigma is a statistical based methodology of improving business processes by eliminating defects that impact business profitability and quality) Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A,. Niki has a Diploma in Animal Behavior Technology, and a Diploma in Canine Behavior Science & Technology. Niki is also an accomplished people trainer. She holds credentials such as HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3, is a certified Team Facilitator and Project Manager and has authored books called People Training Skills for Pet Professionals and Get Coaching Now!
Niki has published many articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times. Niki is the founder and president of the PPG, DogNostics Career College and The DogSmith. Niki was born and raised in England but at an early age set out to fulfill her dream of seeing the world. Her career in hotel management not only provided her with the means to work and live in many different countries but it also gave her real-world business experience that is now readily used in her business ventures.
Louise Stapleton-FrappellLouise Stapleton-Frappell B.A.Hons. (Univ. of Leeds) is a Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited through The Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise's professional credentials include: Certified Trick Dog Instructor; Fun Scent Games Instructor; Certified Pet Care Technician; Clicker Competency Assessment Programme Level 3 Distinction. ITDH Force-Free Instructor's Award and K9 First Aid Certification; Animal Behaviour & Welfare Certification and Dog Emotion & Cognition Verified Certification. She has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona. Louise is a passionate advocate of force-free training, promoting a positive image of the "Bully" Breeds and advocating against Breed Specific Legislation in favor of breed neutral laws and education about dog bite safety and prevention. Proud "Mum" to Jambo - Staffy Bull Terrier Trick Dog, the first Staffordshire Bull Terrier to achieve the Title of Trick Dog Champion.
Louise blogs for The Pet Professional Guild and is a regular contributor to BARKS from the Guild magazine. She is a Steering Committee Member & Education Committee Member of PPG; Steering Committee Member & Membership Manager of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles; Steering Committee Member & Regional Coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain. Louise is a also a Faculty Member of DogNostics Career College and the creator of Training Meister a unique program aimed at increasing the knowledge and training skills of both dog guardians and pet professionals.