Get to Know Us

My name is Nikolett D’Amario owner of Naughty to Nice Dog Training. My love for animals started as a little girl. Growing up in Greece there were so many stray animals and I wanted to take them all home. Never forgetting those memories I was determined to educate the public on how to transform their pet into a well mannered lifelong family member.

I graduated with my A.A. and A.S. degrees. I became a Certified Veterinary Technician. I worked at a local veterinary hospital for 11 years. I educated owners on behavior modification, Pet training, nutrition, oral care and the overall health of their pet. I also performed external surgeries on patients and recovery care. I later became an AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and started training dogs full time. I teach and test pets to pass this prerequisite test in becoming a service dog. I attend annual continuing education courses on animal nutrition, behavioral modification and canine medicine.

Having worked with animals since 2004 and with several different species and breeds. My love for animals doesn’t stop after work, I volunteer at local animal shelters evaluating animal behavior before they are put up for adoption.

 We have a half Pit Bull, half Rottweiler four legged shadow named Spartan that I rescued from Oakland . With months of training he has passed the Canine Good Citizen test. We also have a three year old Aussiedoodle who keeps us young. They add so much joy to our life.

My name is Angela and I started working with Nikolett in 2016. Growing up in Greece with my sister Nikolett really opened my eyes to the lack of knowledge there was on animal care and training. I became a trainer to help people train their dogs and trust that their pet will become a life long companion. Having many years of experience with small and large breed dogs helps me better understand their needs.

My love for animals started when I was ten years old and I got my first hamster. Shortly after I got a Kitten then Pomeranian and gradually moved up to bigger breeds like  boxers. We have a wonderful boxer named Diesel. He brings so much joy to our family. He’s very energetic and just loves playing fetch with our kids.