DogNostics Founder & President
Niki Tudge - M.B.A, PCBC-A, CABC, CDBC
DogNostics Career Center was originally developed as the educational arm for The DogSmith. The DogSmith is the unrivaled Dog Training, Dog Walking & Pet Care Licensing company in the United States. Established by Niki Tudge, a Certified Dog Trainer and Dog Behavior Consultant with extensive corporate experience in Executive Management, Leadership, People Training Skills and Customer Service.
Niki is also the Founder of The Pet Professional Guild, the only force-free pet professional association in the United States and DogNostics Career Center the educational arm of The DogSmith system. In 2015 Niki was also appointed as the President for Doggone Safe, a non profit organization advocating for dog bite safety.
Niki has combined her “people” teaching and dog training skills with her commitment to animal rescue and substantial business knowledge to create a proprietary system of education known as ARRF® supported by an operational implementation process called MTR®.
Niki is equipped with a unique combination of business experience, dog training and dog behavior expertise, a background in exceptional customer service, certification as a trainer of trainers and many years consulting to animal rescue groups. She has combined these essential skills and experience to create an unrivaled business opportunity that is designed to provide pet owners with the absolutely most effective method to train and care for their pets while giving back to the community in real and measurable ways while providing a dream life for DogSmith business owners and educational opportunities now available to the public through DogNostics with its selection of fabulous programs supported by highly experienced and dedicated faculty members.
Listen to an interview with Niki hosted by the Animal Training Academy. Click here
The DogSmith has been featured in the following publications:
Published Articles on Dog Training, Dog Behavior Consulting & Business Coaching:
Training and Development, Business Leadership & Coaching Experience:
Academic & Industry Certifications
MBA - Oxford Brookes University 2004
Certified Project Facilitator - Acuity Institute
Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
Six Sigma Project Manager
Pet Professional Accreditation Board
Professional Canine Behavior Consultant – Accredited
Animal Sciences Institute
Diploma of Animal Behavior Science and Technology (Dip ABST) with distinction
Diploma of Dog Training and Behaviour Consulting (Dip DTBC) with distinction
Association of Animal Behavior Professionals
Certified Animal Behavior Technologist (CABT)
Certified Dog Behavior Technologist (CDBT)
Certified Dog Trainer (CDT)
Fear Free Certified Professional
Anne Springer, B.A., PCT-A, CTDI, CAPCT, VA
Owner, Paws for Praise & Founder, Dog Behavior Daily
Niki is the driving force behind the Pet Professional Guild. Her vision is helping to promote force free training among professionals in all aspects of pet care, as well as among pet owners, who can join as supporting members. She is a business savvy, dedicated and competent professional who is working every day toward a world in which no one has to use fear or pain to train a canine companion. I am incredibly proud to be her colleague and to have been asked to contribute to this effort. I highly recommend her, both as a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, and as an advocate for the welfare of dogs.