Narnia Pet Behavior and Training, Inc.

Nicole Wilde, CPDT-KA

Nicole Wilde

Nicole is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and a popular speaker at the organization’s conferences. She is on the Advisory Board for the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals.

Nicole is an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer. Her nine books include Help for Your Fearful Dog, Don’t Leave Me! and So You Want to be a Dog Trainer ( She writes training and behavior articles for various newspapers, magazines, and websites including an "Ask the Expert" column for Modern Dog Magazine, and blogs for the Dog Star Daily, Victoria Stilwell’s Positively site, and her own blog, Wilde About Dogs. She has co-hosted the “Dog Talk” radio show, and co-stars in the DVD Train Your Dog: The Positive Gentle Method.

Nicole served as Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles’ Animal Services, and as Executive Director for Villalobos Rescue Center, a sanctuary for rescued wolves/wolf hybrids, pit bulls and exotic animals. She has lived with wolves, wolfdogs, and dogs, and currently shares her life with two wild young northern breed mixes and one very understanding husband. Nicole runs Gentle Guidance Dog Training in southern California, and continues to write books and travel around the world presenting educational seminars.

You can find Nicole on Facebook at, read her Wilde About Dogs blog at, and follow her on Twitter @NicoleWilde.