Since contacting Nicky at Back to Basics, I have found her support and guidance very valuable - Our 12 week Westie x Jack russell puppy was very nervous about walking, I tried several tips from books & the internet but Dexter was still very scared- I was amazed to see after just a few sessions with Nicky, Dexter was a different puppy, It's so lovely to see Back to Basics Dog Training using positive training - He is now 4 months old and is off the lead, he loves to run through fields and play with a ball ! We have a very happy puppy thanks to Nicky.
Amy Humphreys - Hitchin, Hertfordshire

I chose Nicky to train my dog because I had heard of her reputation as a knowledgeable training specialist whose methods were effective without being harsh. From the moment I met Nicky I felt that she was in tune with my dog and the situation that had led to us needing some help. Within a few minutes she had gained the trust of my dog and family: her assessment was spot on and we began to work together to rectify bad habits that I had allowed to creep in. She could not have been more supportive and professional, and the most important thing I have taken from working with Nicky is a renewed confidence in handling my dog. I am still using the techniques Nicky taught me, and I know that I can ring her or e-mail for advice in the future.
Anne McNamee, Hitchin, Herts.

Nicky has done a wonderful job with my 9 month old Staffordshire bull terrier, Lola.
She gave Lola intensive training, letting her live with her 2 dogs & cats for socializing and ranking order purposes. Nicky’s kind, effective and positive training techniques have helped my family and Lola a great deal and I would certainly recommend Nicky to anyone who needs help with their furry friends.
Daniella Sutherland, Cuffley,Herts

Nicky worked her magic on out three year old Yorkie who had been difficult and unsociable since he was a puppy. She helped us to understand his behaviour and taught us how to help him become a happy dog that can now come out with us on outings and even on a family holiday.

Thank you so much for all your help with Hovis, for encouraging me to call the vets....and organising....and doing the sponsored work.
Sally Radwell

I have an 18 month old Patterdale Terrier called Marly and with Nicky’s One 2 One training sessions he is behaving like a normal and happy dog again!
Thank you Back to Basics Dog Training for saving my sanity and giving me the confidence that I can take Marly anywhere Dee – Letchworth Garden City

Thanks to Nicky I can now take Barney, my Labra- doodle, for a nice relaxed walk instead of it being a stress full experience.  The recall isrfect now!
Nicky has made me realise the more effort I put into training the better the results and I am now hoping to go to dog shows with Barney. Her kind patient reward based training is great!
Julia- Baldock

Missy, my 3rd border collie puppy had some challenging behaviour issues and Nicky very kindly ( and patiently!) made me understand her needs, after 5 intensive lessons Missy is now a dream come true…
Caroline- Hitchin

Nicky has helped me a great deal with my 1 year old springer Louie, I got him from a rescue centre, and we didn’t know much about his background.
He was under- socialised and fearful of a lot of things but with Nicky’s help (and her dog Bony, also a springer X) we have overcome a lot of obstacles.   I highly recommend back to basics dog training.
Linda- Letchworth