Do you sometimes feel embarrassed by your own dog? Does he pull on lead or jump all over people, dash out of the door or bark all day? Whether he chews up your shoes, soils the house or doesn't come when called, I’ll help you to teach your dog the rules of the house in a way he can understand. And you’ll soon have the companion you always wanted! Don’t worry – pet dog training isn’t about competing in obedience but to train your dog so you can live with him. It is all about practical solutions for you and your dog that make your life easier and more enjoyable. The earlier you start the easier it’ll be! Don’t wait until you’re at the end of your tether! Book your personal dog trainer today and discover your dog’s true potential!
"Good habits are as hard to break as bad ones!” – Dr. Ian Dunbar
I hold relevant accredited qualifications in Canine Training and First Aid, and regularly attend continuing education events to ensure my knowledge is up to date. I can also draw on years of experience in handling all kinds of dogs. Which means you can be sure you and your dog are in safe hands. I’ll provide you with all the support you need to get you on the right track. I only use force free training techniques that are very effective yet easy to implement in your everyday life. Those methods are suitable for the whole family AND you don’t risk any adverse or even dangerous side effects.
Early training can help you prevent many problem behaviours, thus save you lots of worries and money in the long run. Contact me today!
I am Nicole and I am the founder and owner of Pawsome Manners. I am a native German and a very passionate dog lover - just like you!
The reason I set up Pawsome Manners is to spare people like you the exhausting struggle that I went through after rescuing my first dog from a dog pound. I soon realised that love alone doesn't help to solve the problems arising from living under one roof with a different species. Although, my dearest wish was to make it work, I found it difficult to communicate the rules of the house to our new family addition. I resorted to training books that I found in local pet shops and spent a vast amount of time trawling the internet for dog training advice. This left me overwhelmed and even more confused and disoriented and the information didn't really help. After a session with a 'traditional' dog trainer I was completely devastated! The manner in which he told me to train my dog didn't comply at all with the way I wanted to live with my dog. I just didn't want that kind of confrontational relationship; what I wanted instead was to build a mutual trust and respect. Luckily, I then found a trainer who showed me how to get control over my dog while enjoying a relaxed and loving relationship with her. This trainer got me totally hooked on dog training and I then dedicated the following years to learning all about these fascinating animals. I now share my life with two rescued dogs who have been on death row in a dog pound. Our mutual journey has not always been easy but I'm grateful for what they've taught me and I'm still curious for more!
As a qualified Canine Behaviour and Training Technician I'm bound to a Code of Practice which is created in accordance with the following mission statement:
Canine Behaviour & Training Technicians will practice to promote welfare friendly interactions with all animals. A qualified CBTT will provide services that nurture the human-canine relationship and promote professionalism, respect and knowledge within the canine training and behaviour industries.
This means you and your dog are in safe hands. You won't be judged, lectured or pushed into anything you don't feel comfortable with but get efficient help that will make life for you and your dog much more enjoyable. And if I can't help you, I'll refer you on to other trustworthy and educated professionals.
Here you'll find a list of issues that I can help you with and if you cannot find something on the list please do not hesitate to contact me and I will gladly answer any questions that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
Professional qualifications and certifications
Some recently completed workshops, seminars & webinars
Your 3 second rule is genius as there's been a total transformation in Daisy's attitude towards me. Read full testimonial ...
I would just like to say that Nicole was super, the positive reinforcement worked a treat and our puppy is just perfect. Read full testimonial ...
The basic training and hand outs you gave us really helped, so I wouldn't change that approach. I look through to remind myself often. Read full testimonial ...
The service was superb, Nicole is very friendly and professional. A great listener and gave us so much support and hope when we were close to giving up on trying to train our dog. Read full testimonial ...
The easiest way to get in touch with me is to send me an email using the contact form or message me on my Facebook Page. I'll get back to you as soon as possible - usually within 24 hours.
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Cooperative Care (vet visits, nail trims and brushing, oh my!)
Philly successfully completed his first training session last night. We went through polite greetings, some self-control games, and preparation for a baby. Plus, he worked through several different food puzzles. Well done, Philly! :-)
Can You Match The Dog End To The Dog Beginning? https://buff.ly/2vIbLk7
Instead of only calling your dog when you want to go home turn being called into a fun game for him. Call your dog frequently when he is off-lead, reward (with a treat, play or praise) and then send him off again.
You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
Does Your Dog Come When Called? Every Time?
How Dogs Develop Fear Memories
Is it the sight of a person, their sound, or their scent that dogs notice first?
Is There Such a Thing As Doggie Alzheimer’s?
Sadly, Professor Ray Coppinger has passed away. A huge loss to the world of canine science. I consider myself lucky that I have been able to meet this inspiring man about two years ago at a seminar in Dublin. R.I.P. Ray Coppinger
It's important to consider many factors before owning a pet to avoid situation where pet has to be given away
Last Sunday's Handling and Husbandry workshop at AniEd was all about reducing stress at the vet's, groomer's, etc., and cooperative care.
Why Kids Should Never Walk Dogs Alone
The Truth About Treats: Why Do We Use Them In Training?
Dog facial expressions can be measured, and there's more than one way to do it
What are the Differences Between Male and Female Dogs? Do male and female dogs learn differently?
What To Do If Your Dog Gets Motion Sickness
Dogs don't only need physical exercise—they need emotional exercise
Spotting Discomfort In Your Dog—From Tongue To Tail
Super sweet boy Ted had great fun learning all about polite greeting behaviour, settling on his mat, saying "please" to be let outside and the magic of Kong toys in our training session today. Great work, Ted! :-)
Dog walker etiquette is lacking and it’s most noticeable to those of us with reactive dogs
Oh yes! ;-) Who can relate to this?
Euthanizing an Old Dog: How it Works and What to Expect