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Nicky Barham

Instructor

Nicky is the proud owner of two lively collies, Hershey and Kensa.  She has lived in a multi-dog household her whole life and embraced many “impossible to place animals” with outstanding results by committing to using positive reinforcement, kindness, and respect.

Nicky completed the Carolark apprenticeship program and in February 2009 was one of the first 100 trainers worldwide to graduate from the Karen Pryor Academy as a Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP).  

 

In April 2011, Nicky earned certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is now recognized as a CPDT-KSA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge and Skills Assessed).

Nicky has also completed Dr. Susan Friedman Ph.D.- Living, Learning with Animals (using the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals). and Puppy Start Right Program with Dr. Ken Martin DVM, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. and his partner Debbie Martin, Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Behavior.  To keep up to date with the latest research she frequently attends conferences and workshops from world leaders in humane science-based practices.

Nicky is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and certified in Pet First Aid.

Background

In April 2011, Nicky earned certification from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is now recognized as a CPDT-KSA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge and Skills Assessed). Nicky has also completed Dr. Susan Friedman Ph.D. - Living Learning with Animals (using the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals), Puppy Start Right Program with Dr. Ken Martin DVM, Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and Debbie Martin, Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Behavior. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Responsible Dog Owners of Canada (RDOC), Pet Professional Guild (PPG), and certified in Pet First Aid.