We thank our lucky stars that we met Nikki. We were first time dog owners with our Maltese puppy, Toto, and feeling rather overwhelmed (understatement) when she first came to train him (and me). I was particularly hopeless (doing everything wrong) and how Nikki managed to keep a straight face is a mystery. Nikki has a gentle, natural, albeit informed and engaging, style, and has been absolutely lovely with Toto and my daughter. She also achieved fast results – Toto was following commands and doing tricks by the end of the first session, and thoroughly enjoying himself. Toto can now follow many commands and do lots of tricks, and Nikki also gave invaluable tips for “recall”. Toto is now booked on walking sessions with Nikki, and it’s lovely to know that he’s in such safe hands and will have so much fun with her other dogs on the common. Nikki is clearly a genuine lover of dogs, an impressive gifted conscientious professional, and an all-round lovely person!