Brigitte: This was ALL SO WORTH IT!!!! Remy has turned around SO MUCH!!!! He was a Wild Child when we brought him to you but Look At Him NOW!!!!! I AM JUST SO PROUD AND GREATFUL!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I will Never Forget what I have learned here! You are Amazing and the Best Trainers in the World!!!!

Sarah: Thank You so much to you and Angela!!! Y’all are the best.

Debbie: We are very grateful Tank joined and we see so much improvement with him. We’re really proud of how far he has progressed! Here’s a “Before training” and “After training” picture.  Thanks for all your help!

Ric: Nikoletta at Naughty To Nice Dog Training is nothing short of amazing.  We have had three sessions with her, the first in person and the two subsequent session were done virtually.  After the initial session our dog a very large very active half golden half yellow lab went from out of control in the house and not paying attention to being well behaved.  He became responsive with just a few commands and really made him a much more enjoyable dog.  We practices what we were to do and he continue to improve and is no longer out of control.  The next session, a few weeks later he lost 11 pounds when Nikoletta recommended us changing from organic kibble to making his dog food with human quality food. There was a huge difference, less shedding, less hyper.  At this session done remotely we wanted to teach Cash to swim and exercise in the swimming pool.  Previously he would NOT go near the pool.  Within a very short period of time he was entering the pool and swimming on command.  All being done remotely.  I was skeptical initially but I am convinced that the remote sessions work very well.  The third session we went over some minor behavior changes and following commands off leash and at a distance, all the while being done remotely.  This too was very successful, in large part to Nikoletta’s skill and knowledge.  I had taken Cash to puppy class and another group class and we even had a private session or two with another trainer, but the results were just not there.  With Nikoletta we saw results immediately which was rewarding because we didn’t have to work for months to see the desired behavior or spend hundreds of dollars to see the change we desired.  Nikoletta is without a doubt the best dog trainer I have ever worked with.  If you wanted to contact me directly to answer any of your questions that would be fine with me…..Ric. 925-457-5437.

Theo the Stud!!!

Pete: Nikolett is absolutely amazing. She transformed our stubborn English bulldog Theo (tough bread to train) in 2 weeks! He no longer jumps on us, chews our shoes, or attacks anything we drop on the floor.  Because of Theo’s craziness, our 3-yr old was terrified of him. Nikoletta balanced kindness and tough love to help our dog be more calm, responsive and safe. We couldn’t be more happy and if I could give 10-stars, I would.

Thank you Nikoletta- you are an incredible trainer and we are lucky to have found you!

Emily: Nikolett is amazing! She is so good with my 1 year old Bernese Mountain Dog, Finn! Since we began working with her, Finn is now walking politely on leash as well as being overall more responsive to many training cues. Not only is she a great trainer, she is also a lovely person. So glad we found her!

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Aubrey: Nikolett is fantastic!!  She’s professional, innovative and gets great results. She’s compassionate and listens to our issues then comes up with a great suggestions to help raise our furry daughter!  We love our pup so much and it’s reassuring to know that Nikolette is there for us to help bring her up to be obedient and well mannered.

Gwen: Nikolett helped us take our rescued pup from a wild and untrained temperament to one of the best-behaved dogs. When we first got Klondike he was unmanageable and often came across as somewhat aggressive. I thought we had made a terrible mistake and my own confidence plummeted. She came in and not only helped us get him trained, she also made me realize that I could do this and I needed to step up and be the Alpha! I didn’t think I could do it, but she inspired me so much and I am beyond grateful.

Klondike is the BEST dog and does all his commands, walks well on a leash, plays well with other dogs and is just starting agility training. I can’t recommend Nikoletta enough! She’s officially part of our pack!

Emily: Nikolett is AMAZING!  I originally hired her to help me with my new very shy and fearful rescue pup.  She came to my home and not only began to help me with her but also my yappy 6 year old Chihuahua, who I had accepted as just a typical yappy dog.  Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  She is like a whole new dog!  We went from stressful walks to quiet, enjoyable for all walks!  And this all happened amazingly fast!  I’m so happy I called her, she has made an amazing difference with our pups!  I highly recommend her, you won’t be sorry!  I am even going to continue with group classes for my puppy.  Everything she has taught me and my dogs is truly invaluable for any dog owner!


“Tucker” Ryken ; We’ve seen a HUGE change in Tucker! My oldest son said “man….Tucker is like a new dog, that obedience lady is amazing” Thank you Nikolett

Zues” Stanton: It was absolutely wonderful meeting Nikolett. My dog acted better after our first session and now is finally a well behaved companion. She was awesome with him and he responded so well with her it’s unbelievable. 

 “Ollie” Vicky: I can’t say enough good things about Nickolett!  We have a rescue dog that has developed  a very specific bad behavior that we have been unable to correct on our own.  Nikolett was amazing! She took her time to understand our dog and worked with me to to correct the behavior. She essentially trained me!  She has a kind and gentle approach which stems from an obvious genuine love of animals- my dog responded really well to her training. She gets results without being harsh. Without hesitation I would work with her again and would definitely recommend her!

“Cocoa” Luzinho: Cocoa was dog aggressive and leash reactive and after a few training sessions with Nikolett I have the dog I always wanted. One that actually listens to me when I give a command on the first time. It has been very relaxing taking our dog on walks now. Thank You Nikolett for what you do. 

“Buddy” Stephenson: Without Nikolett I don’ t know what I would have done. My Rescue pit-bull finally is waling and not pulling on the leash and has manners. She saved my arm and sanity . Thank you so much Nikolett.

“Cadbury” Ayla: Our Cadbury loves to give kisses, but if you would turn your face away he would “snap” at your face until you let him kiss you. She gave us some great tips and within no time he stopped snapping! He also gets separation anxiety when we leave him home alone, so she gave us some great tips to make him feel more comfortable. I cannot recommend waqNikolette enough! She’s amazing. Her love and understanding for dogs really shows.

Heather “Mak” : Nikolett is so amazing! We got our bully at 6 weeks old and had been trying to teach him to be good! That’s when I was referred to Naughty to Nice! Mack is very stubborn but he is now doing great thanks to Nikolett and her training! Thank you so much for helping me with my baby boy!

Kathleen M. “Nala” : We have a 6 year old Pomeranian named Nala. She would bark excessively and would pee on the bathroom rug. After our sessions with Nikolett  the barking is now controlled and i don’t have to wash the bathroom rugs daily. She really knows what she is doing. She was always available when I needed her with great training tips. I would recommend her to anyone who needs help.

 Vanessa “Rocky”: I’ve had tons of success  and have noticed such a positive change in my 4 legged baby. She’s given so many useful tips, not only for controlling his behavior, but even went to advice for the type of food she recommends as well. Nikolett is amazing!

Janelle “Dimond and Bear” : I didn’t have a clue when it came to getting the Pitt bulls I’ve had to get in line.  No matter how much I try to set boundaries or scold them, nothing ever works.  Nikolett not only possesses the wisdom of “dog whispering”, but she absolutely loves what she does! She has a passion for it.  She knows how to make a person and their pet both feel truly valued and loved.  She is incredibly informative and helpful in every way.  The biggest thing that stands out to me is all the love in her heart for the furry members of our families. 🙂