About Nicole

Nicole is an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer, as well as a professional canine behavior specialist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-K). Her eleven books include Don’t Leave Me, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Keeping the Peace: A Guide to Solving Dog-Dog Aggression in the Home. She is on the Advisory Board for the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, on the Advisory Board for Victoria Stilwell’s Positively Academy, and on the Advisory Board for Apex Protection Project.

Nicole has written training and behavior articles and blogs for various publications including Modern Dog Magazine and the Huffington Post, as well as her own blog, Wilde About Dogs. She co-stars in the DVD Train Your Dog: The Positive Gentle Method, and co-hosted the Dog Talk radio show, where her experience, humor and quick wit were put to good use. Nicole lectures worldwide at conferences and for training clubs, humane societies, and other groups.

Nicole has always had a special place in her heart for dogs in need. She served as Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles’ Animal Services, where she instructed volunteers in handling and behavior, worked with hundreds of dogs, and acted as an adoption counselor. Her efforts were instrumental in many dogs finding loving homes. In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with rescued wolves and wolfdogs for over twenty years and is considered an expert in the field. She was Executive Director for Villalobos Rescue Center, a sanctuary for rescued wolves and wolfdogs, as well as pit bulls and exotic animals. Nicole’s specialty was socializing the fearful wolves who were to live out their lives at the center, and she ended up bringing home three of the residents to live out their lives with her and her husband. Nicole has presented wolfdog education seminars to animal control officers, schools and specialty groups. Her experience is rounded out by having supervised 40-50 off-leash dogs daily at a doggy daycare, working at a veterinarian’s office, serving as Editor/Chief Writer for Get-A-Pet magazine, and teaching dog training group classes as well as private lessons.

Nicole is also a photographer and artist who loves to use her talents to help animals in need. She photographs dogs in rescues to improve their chances of adoption, and donates artwork to various animal-related organizations to raise funds. Nicole owns and operates Gentle Guidance Dog Training in Santa Clarita, California. She lives with two rescued northern breed mixes, sled loads of dog hair, and one very understanding husband. Nicole continues to write books, teach seminars, train dogs, assist in wolfdog rescue, and to help dogs in any way she can.

You can find Nicole’s books, seminar DVDs and Wilde About Dogs blog at www.nicolewilde.com, and her artwork at www.photomagicalart.com.

You can find Nicole on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NicoleWildeAuthor and on Twitter @NicoleWilde.