DogNostics Founder & Faculty Member

Niki Tudge - DogNostics Founder & Faculty Member Specializing in Business Growth & Development, Learning Theory, Business Management & Coaching and People Training.


Niki Tudge is The President of The DogSmith, a Force-Free Pet Business licensing company.  Niki is also The Founder and President of DogNostics Career College and The Pet Professional Guild. Niki’s professional credentials include;  AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Technologist, Diploma Animal Behaviour Technology, and Diploma Canine Behaviour Science & Technology, PPAB - PCBC-A. Niki has business degrees from Oxford Brookes University in England and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Niki is a HCITB TS1 TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager. Niki has also published many articles on dog training and dog behaviour and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times.

Niki is equipped with a unique combination of business experience, dog training and dog behaviour expertise, a background in exceptional customer service, certification as a trainer of trainers and many years consulting to animal rescue groups and small businesses.  Niki has combined these essential skills and experience to help support the training and development of other pet professionals. Niki is passionate about providing pet professionals and 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 Dognostic students.

Niki is the author of ‘People Training Skills for Pet Professionals.: Your Essential Guide to Engaging, Educating and Empowering Your Human Clients’

Current Business Roles

Business Qualifications
  • Business Degrees Oxford Brookes University, England.
  • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt
  • AABP – Professional Dog Trainer
  • AABP – Professional Dog Behavior Consultant
  • Dip, ABT. Diploma. Animal Behavior Technology
  • Dip, CBST. Diploma Canine Behavior Science and Technology
  • Facilitation Certificate - Acuity Institute
  • Author - People Training Skills
  • The HCITB, International Training Board, Certified People Trainer. TS1, TS2 &TS3
  • Certified International Training Board Trainer level 1 thru 3, London England, qualified to not only teach one on one training sessions and group sessions but also teach other people how to conduct and execute training sessions.     Level 1 - One on One Training Skills, Level 2 - Certified to hold Group, Training Workshops and Level 3 - Certified to Develop Course Curriculum and certify others to conduct One on One Training Skills.

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DogNostics is the sister company to The DogSmith and provides the key education for DogSmith Licensed professionals. DogNostics offers programs across several disciplines. 

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