Nicole began instructing dog training classes in 2005 and realized she had a passion for teaching dogs and their people.
In 2008, she started Golden Paws Dog Training LLC, holding classes for puppies, pet manners, Canine Good Citizen, therapy dogs, and competition obedience and agility. Nicole enjoys teaching people how to use dog friendly training methods.
She took her first class with Fenzi Dog Sports Academy in 2013 and actively competes in a variety of performance events with her three golden retrievers. In addition to operating Golden Paws Dog Training, Nicole is a field dog trainer for a service dog organization, a Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog evaluator, a professional member of the APDT, and has earned the obedience/rally/freestyle trainer’s certificate (FDSTC-OB) from FDSA.