Before following her passion into her own pet business, Niki Tudge enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world. This extensive experience managing luxury hotels serviced by hundreds of employees and management personnel provided her with incredibly broad knowledge in every facet of business. Niki’s formal education and over 20 years of practical management, leadership and employee development experience allows her a uniquely effective perspective on the right way to manage a successful business.
Niki’s professional credentials include; AABP- Professional Dog Trainer, AABP- Professional Dog Behavior Consultant, PCBC-A, Pet Professional Accreditation Board and she has earned diplomas in Animal Behavior Technology and Canine Behavior Science & Technology. Along with Niki’s business degrees from Oxford University she is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a HCITB TS1, TS2 & TS3 certified people trainer and a certified Facilitator and Project Manager.
As the founder and President of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics eLearning and The DogSmith, Niki has substantial leadership experience in the pet industry. She has also recently become the President of Doggone Safe, a non-profit educational organization. Niki has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and her pet dog training businesses have been featured in many publications including The New York Times.