DogSmith Founder

Professional & Educational Credentials:

  • Author People Training Skills 
  • PCBC-A
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt & Project Manager
  • PCBC-A
  • AABP CDT, Certified Dog Trainer
  • AABP CDBC, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
  • Dip, ABT.
  • Dip, CBST.
  • Certified People Trainer HCITB, TS1, TS2 &TS3
  • Business Degrees, Oxford Brookes University, England.
  • Certified Project Facilitator The Acuity Institute
  • Pet Care Services Association CPCT CAPCT
  • Living and Learning with Animals for Professionals, ABA certificate course, Behavior Works
  • CCPDT – CPDT-KA – expired


Published Articles on Dog Training, Dog Behavior Consulting & Business Coaching:

  • Barks From The Guild – Industry Trade Magazine for the Pet Professional Guild
  • Monthly Pet column Walton Sun Freedom Link Newspaper
  • Coastal Style Magazine, regular contributor, Pet Column
  • Walton Sun, Pet Column Dog Talk
  • Coastal Pets Contributor
  • CARE Community Animal Rescue Publication
  • Pet Butler Newsletter Monthly
  • Bay Families with Dogs Website
  • Alaqua Animal Refuge publication
  • Expert Author Ezine
  • New Barker Magazine
  • Southern Child Magazine

The DogSmith Founder

Niki Tudge
Niki Tudge & Gizmo the Terrier

Current Positions:

  • Founder & President DogSmith Services Inc
  • Founder & President The Pet Professional Guild
  • Founder DogNostics Career College
  • President Doggone Safe
  • President Pet Professional Accreditation Board

The DogSmith Has Been Featured in the Following Publications:

  • Walton Sun newspaper, Sept 2007
  • Panama City News Herald Newspaper June 2007
  • New York Times Newspaper September 2006
  • The Niceville Advertiser June 2007
  • West Hawaii Today October 2002
  • Coastal Style Magazine 2007
  • 850 Business Magazine 2008

Training and Development, Business Leadership & Coaching Experience:

  • Florida, 2003 to 2004 – Training Director for 5 Luxury Hotels & Resorts.
  • Hawaii, 2000 to 2002 – Director of Six-Sigma. Multi-million dollar project management for a leading fortune 500 company
  • The Caribbean, 1990 Regional Training Consultant at Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados, Pegasus Jamaica, Forte Hotel Guyana, and Forte Grand Hotel Egypt.
  • Southern Africa,1999 Business Consultant and Project Manager, Travel Industry and Game Reserves, Gauteng, South Africa and Nigeria.
  • The Middle East 1994 Business & Management Training Consultant in Cairo, Jordan, Cyprus & Abu Dhabi.