ABOUT ME, NickyDogTrainer

Hi my name is Nicky Visser, founder of BacktoBasicsDogTraining (Based in Hitchin, Herts) and pictured here with both my dogs, Cheeky & Bony. If you are looking for Positive Force Free Dog Training & Classes, you have come to the right place. I have grown up with dogs around the house and always bringing stray dogs and cats home. My love & experience with animals has taken me as far as the beautiful Island Santorini, Greece. Here I found Cheeky in 2004 and Bony in 2008, both street dogs on the island where I have worked for the local vet and the Santorini Animal Welfare Association (SAWA). My time given to the vet’s was spent cleaning and feeding the animals at the practice, assisting the vet with consultations and sterilizations. I also rescued and fed any stray animals I encountered in my village on a daily basis. Attended meetings for fund raising activities. House and obedience trained wild, rescue and domestic dogs. I also rescued my 2 lovely cats, Lucky & Magic. I continue my work for Animal Welfare with Woodgreen Animal Shelters in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. I am doing a sponsored 10.000ft freefall Parachute Jump to raise money in aid of Woodgreen Animal Shelter on Sunday 2nd October 2011! 
To further my training I have studied with Centre Of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) towards the DipCABT ADVANCED DIPLOMA course in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training. I've completed the Univeristy of Edinburgh's Animal Behaviour & Welfare Course, the anatomy and physiology of animals, Animal Assisted Therapy and Pet Psychology. Currently I am studying Reiki (Passed Reiki 2) and Animal Communication
I work closely together with several veterinary practices.