Nicole Wilde CPDT-KA

Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA is an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer as well as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). Her nine books include So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Don't Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog's Separation Anxiety ( In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolfdogs for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field. Nicole is the recipient of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers' prestigious Ian Dunbar Member of the Year Award for 2006, and is a popular speaker at the organization's conferences. She is on the Advisory Board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, the educational branch for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Nicole educates professional trainers and others online and in print, and writes an "Ask the Expert" column for Modern Dog Magazine. Nicole lives in southern California with her two northern breed dogs, sled loads of dog hair, and one very understanding husband. She runs Gentle Guidance Dog Training, and continues to write and publish books and to teach seminars worldwide. Her blog, Wilde About Dogs, can be found at You can also find Nicole on Facebook at and Twitter at