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Nicole Ribeiro, MBM, IAABC-ADT

Managing Partner

Nicole is an accredited Canine Trainer and animal behavior professional with over 18 years experience dealing with aggressive dogs and dogs with socialization or other behavioral problems. Nicole began her training career with the United States Navy as a Military Police Dog Handler/Trainer. 

She has since moved toward helping pet owners develop a loving and enriching bond with their pets through positive reinforcement and holistic treatment methods. Nicole has completed training programs as a Veterinary Technician, Canine Anatomy & Physiology, Animal Emergency First Response and Trauma Care, as well as Canine Nutrition and Holistic Care and Canine Herbal Medicine, as well as, countless continuing education hours across all areas of animal training and behavior. 

Nicole is a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and is accredited through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and certified in Holistic Canine Behavior Management from Canine Principles, UK.


  • Chronic Pain, the Brain and Behavior. International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Journal, Summer 2020
  • Understanding Chronic Pain and Behavior Changes, Vital Vet, March 2020. (https://vitalvet.org/blogs/news/understanding-chronic-pain-and-behavior-changes)
  • Love, Loss and Redemption in Dog Rescue. Someone‚Äôs Magazine, Sept 2015.