ABOUT ME, NickyDogTrainer

I am Nicky Visser, founder of BacktoBasicsDogTraining (Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire since 2009) pictured here with both my late dogs, Cheeky & Bony. If you are looking for Positive Force-Free, Fun, Game + Reward-Based Dog Training & Puppy Workshops, you have come to the right place. My love & experience with animals has taken me as far as the beautiful Island of Santorini, Greece. Here I found Cheeky and Bony, both street dogs on the island where I have worked for years with the local vet and the Santorini Animal Welfare Association (SAWA). I rescued, socialised and trained wild, street, and domestic dogs. No textbook can give you this kind of hands-on experience! I continue my work for Animal Welfare with Woodgreen Animal Shelters in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire and local rescues.

To further my training I have studied with:
 Martin Gaus Academie, Holland. Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) towards Dog Training Instructor and Animal Behaviour & Training. Centre Of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) towards the DipCABT ADVANCED DIPLOMA course in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training. University of Edinburgh's Animal Behaviour & Welfare Course. The Anatomy and Physiology of Animals, Animal Assisted Therapy and Pet Psychology. The Absolute Dogs Academy. School of Canine Science (SOCS), Puppy Lab and Nutrition & Behaviour.
I am currently studying with Canine Principles, Canine Fear Course and completed their Dog Rescuers Guide.  I have also passed my Reiki (Reiki 2 practitioner) and Animal Communication
I work closely together with several veterinary practices.