Karl & Hayley From Bewdley
Dog’s Names: Zac & Tilly
Breed: Westie & Lab Cross
Age: 8 & 7 years
Problems: Tilly started launching severe attacks on Zac & people who visited the house. Both dogs had ongoing health issues:
Helen From Malvern Hills
Breed: Border Collie
Problem: Diagnosed with Nose cancer.
“After hearing from the vet that my beloved Benjie had nose cancer I was totally devastated and didn’t know where to turn.. He has been my best friend for the last 20 years and I was in a panic with what to do.
I found Nikki “Our Canine Angel” through her website and she came to visit us straight away. Nikki was so very kind and caring. She dealt with our delicate situation with compassion and understanding.
Nikki gave Benjie some healing on his nose and he really responded to it. He doesn’t usually like any strangers to touch him but he actually went up to Nikki as if he knew she was there to help.
Because Benjie is so old I did not want to treat him with the cancer drugs so Nikki arranged some homeopathic remedies for him . She also went through what I could do to support Benjie through this time and put my thinking back onto a positive mindset for him.
I am very delighted to say that Nikki is indeed an angel and I know her healing touch has helped both me and Benjie… 5 months on and he is still by my side and we are enjoying every moment we have left together.
Nikki really is an angel and we are so grateful we found her. I would highly recommend her to any one and I often tell people I have my very own Canine Angel! “
Jean from West Midlands
Breed: Black Lab
Problem: Territorial Aggression leading to self harming behaviour.
“My dog George had been chewing on his legs for nearly ten years and I had tried everything I knew to try and stop him but the problem only ever got worse. Even after creams and steroids from the vets he still continued to chew at himself. On hearing Nikki is an Animal Healer and Communicator I decided to ask her for her advice. On seeing George, Nikki quickly identified the problem George was having and explained it to me in a very calm and easy to understand manner.
After Nikki’s healing treatment and behaviour modification programme, I was over the moon to see that George finally stopped chewing at his legs and for the first time in years the hair grew back and his legs healed up completely!!
Not only that but Nikki helped me to understand and remove the root cause of his habitual self harming behaviour and he is a far happier and healthier dog. He even displays puppy like behaviour again which is such a joy to see!!
Nikki truly is an Angel and her work is amazing! George and I are so grateful to her and we would happily recommend her and work to anyone that needs a helping hand!
Name:Frank & Bella
Breed: Bull Mastiff/Pit Bull & Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Age: Frank 2yrs / Bella 9 months
Problem: Toileting in the house, aggressive behaviour towards other dogs, walks were out of control and our dogs did not come when we called them, unbalanced dogs in general
“We both felt unable to cope with our dogs problem behaviour and had got to the point where we were considering give our dogs up! After searching the Internet for help we came across Nikki and called her and she responded immediately and came all the way to help us out. Our first impressions of Nikki when she arrived was she came across as friendly, professional and instilled confidence in us immediately! Nikki is easy to talk to, approachable and does not make you feel silly when training and trying to understand your dogs. I find this important as you have practice the techniques yourself which some people can find hard to do in front of others. That is not the case with Nikki and she will make you feel at ease straight away.
We felt comfortable and relieved that Nikki had arrived! Finally we were taking action and doing what was necessary to ensure we have happy dogs to share our home with.
Being balanced pack leaders is essential and during the visit we could clearly see how this was going to benefit us. After the visit we were even more excited and could not wait to put what we had been taught to the test!
We found the advice Nikki gave to us easy to implement but you HAVE to have patience and the most important rule is NOT to give up!!! Keep going, you WILL see the results!
The most important lesson we learnt was that shouting, getting annoyed and being intolerant with your dogs will get you absolutely no where! Its imperative that you be patient and give yourself and your dogs time to adjust to the new way of communicating. We also learnt alot about a dogs diet and what is best to feed them which encourages better behavior.
Frank and Bella both responded brilliantly to the new raw diet suggestions Nikki made! It takes a little time with the diet but that is to be expected seeing as they are used to tinned dog food and dry biscuit! They have responded really well to their new behaviour modification programme too and have calmed down dramatically. They are like two different dogs but look exactly the same!!! Its incredible!!!!
Both Frank & Bella responded to Nikki like they had known her for years. Our dogs actually took more notice of Nikki until we were taught how to be better pack leaders.
Both of us have found Nikki’s after care and service to be second to none! Nikki said she will be at the end of the phone for the life of the dogs! Its true, Nikki responds to each and every call and each and every text! No question is too small and Nikki will go out of her way to ensure you receive as much help, advice and support as possible! Nikki visited us around 6-8 wks ago and since then I have contacted her 10 times or more and every time I have received a response. I know this will continue until the day comes that our dogs are no longer with us.
The whole situation was totally essential in our house. Without Nikki’s help we probably would have found someone else to care for the dogs and quite frankly, would have lived to regret it! Nikki has given us the correct tools to ensure WE are their pack leaders and we are in control of what happens in our household. Gone are the days when the dogs try to take over! I can seriously say that you cannot put a value on having happy balanced dogs and the fee itself for the service we received and continue to receive is more than reasonable! I would do it all over again if I had but seeing as Nikki taught us so well, only 1 visit from Nikki will ever be needed!
Craig and Maggie In Leeds :
Breed: Border Collie
Age: 2 years
Problem: Excessive hyperactivity, constant attention seeking and obsessive behaviour.
“…We are first time dog owners and had read many books on the subject of how to control your dog but still found we were having problems in this area with our Border Collie Suki. We called Nikki in to help out and found her insight into observing and controlling Suki’s moods and energy levels through the use of body language and non verbal signal to be most helpful and fascinating.
Nikki was calm and professional and very quickly put both ourselves and Suki at ease. Not only did Suki relax into a happier state of mind but she also enjoyed the experience.
With the new techniques that Nikki taught us, we are now able to feel more confident as Suki’s leaders and she responded by being less prone to energetic manic periods and was able to spend more time by herself without seeking constant attention from us.
Her behaviour has improved and we now share a much happier relationship with her.
We would highly recommend Nikki to anyone that is experiencing problem behaviour with their dog.”
Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Problem: Fear Aggression, Attacked owners Mother In law.
This was a sad case to deal with but with a happy outcome. Izzy was waking from her sleep and attacking her bed, one day she woke and jumped up on the mother in laws lap and bit her ear. The family were devastated and with a new baby in the house felt they could not keep Izzy with them. They contemplated Euthanasia and came to me for advice. I said that I felt Izzy could be re-homed in the right environment and get the right treatment she could begin to lead a happy life. Much to my joy, they persevered and found Izzy a new home up in the Scottish mountains. This was an extract from the email I received from the family.
“..we transferred Izzy to a foster home near Glen Coe in Argyllshire Scotland last Friday. She is staying with a family that is obviously very dog orientated. There were three other dogs present including a female Staffie which should provide some distraction for Izzy. The women is extremely conscious of diet type and wants to modify her present one together with the skullcap and valerian treatment. The surroundings are wild Scottish mountains, well fenced paddocks and long walks are a part of the proposed regime.
Having said that it was an extremely black and emotional day for myself and Graham. We have only one response as alternative to euthanasia and we feel she has chance with a family if the problems of aggressive awakenings can be subdued. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
Thank you so much for all your help, and professional advice, it was much appreciated and your genuine concern for Izzy came over with all of us.
Janet and John From Birmingham
Name:Lucy & Betty
Breed: Cross Jack Russell terriers
Age: 8 and 1
Problem: Excitability, Stress and general disobedience
“We heard about Nikki through our daughter and thought we needed to find out what to do about our dogs general disobedient behaviour.
Throughout Nikki’s assessment on Both Lucy’s and Betty’s behaviour she had excellent observation skills and we all found it very helpful to understand what our dogs were actually trying to tell us with their misbehaviours. It was a real eye opener! Nikki was very empathetic and sensitive to our needs as a family and showed us the correct way to discipline our dogs so they would ultimately show us the respect we want.
The thing I found most helpful and fascinating was that Nikki advised us to ensure both dogs saw me as the female leader of the pack and taught me how to assert my self with easy body language techniques and signals. We noticed a change in both dogs behaviour immediately and could see them calm down instantly with Nikki’s leadership skills. Nikki has helped me gain confidence when walking both dogs on the lead and showed us all how to walk a dog correctly.
Overall we would sum up Nikkis visit as a REVELATION and would most certainly recommend anyone who owns a dog to have a visit off Nikki as she really does know her stuff about dogs.
We are very grateful Nikki Thank You!!
Lyn Thompson From Kent
Barney was always a very well behaved happy dog, but when he reached the age of 18 months – 2 years old, he begun to look sad and fearful and begun bolting when off lead.
There did not seem to be any reason for this very unpredictable behaviour but over the last 3 years, I called in 4 different dog trainers, who all came with different approaches to the problem, but nothing seemed to work. They all just commented that they thought that Barney was one of the best behaved dogs they had come across!
The problem just seemed to get worse as he became very fearful of other dogs and his reaction was to blot and run away when they approached him. He looked sad most of the time and I just did not know what to do. I was starting to think that he would never have to joy of running off lead with other dogs and was going to have to spend the rest of his life on a lead which upset me.
I love Barney so much and was not going to give up on him and felt there must be an answer somewhere, so after yet another website search, I came across Nikki The Canine Angel and felt that she may have the answer I was searching for.
After speaking to Nikki on the phone, I felt such hope as she gave me a totally new outlook to the problem. Nikki explained how it was not a training issue and that she felt there were imbalances going on inside of Barney that needed addressing and treating. She explained many of Barneys fear and nervous behaviours were just symptoms of perhaps some internal damage to his digestive, immune and nervous systems which were contributed to by the commercial pet foods, vaccinations, medications and anaesthetics that had been given to him over the years. Nikki’s brilliant help advice and support put me on the right path at last and we got to work at helping Barney to heal from the inside out and she assured me that within a few months of following her program, I would have a very happy and healthy dog that showed confidence and joy with his life once again.
Nikki recommended that we begin by changing Barney’s diet to a Raw Meaty Bones diet and gave me such caring help and guidance the whole way through his diet change. Her guidance and training, gave me the confidence to swap his diet with no problems at all Nikki also recommended that we got some bio resonance treatment for Barney and we sent away his hair sample to get a complete DNA scan with Crossgates Farm The scan results showed exactly what Nikki had suspected that Barney did indeed have a number of internal imbalances and some quite sever damage to his digestive system and liver.
We are now 4 months into Barney’s Natural Treatments & Diet and all I can say is that I have witnessed so many wonderful changes in Barney’s complete health and well-being. The change in Barney has been wonderful, he loves the new diet and almost dances with joy when it is feeding time. He is actually now running off lead and playing happily with other dogs and shows no sign of fear or that he is going to run away.
His coat has improved and he is losing much less hair which is a great bonus for me and his teeth are much whiter. And more importantly he is now just so much happier and more relaxed than ever before. “I wish I had found Nikki years ago as it would have saved me a whole lot of wasted money on dog trainers and also a lot of stress for me and Barney.” I have really learnt so much through Barney’s healing and transition. Nikki has helped to open my eyes to how natural diets and natural treatments really work at helping our animals to heal.
I can only recommend that if you are having doubts about changing your dog to a raw diet, then contact Nikki straight away. She will help to improve both you and your dogs life for the better!
A big thank you to Nikki from myself and Barney X
Lyn Thompson, Kent.
These 2 pictures show the difference in Barney in such a short time, before he looked sad with dull eyes now he looks happy and relaxed the way he should.
Before Nikki’s help: Barney looking sad and anxious
Judith & David From Halesowen
What can I say……..the change in Henry is amazing.Changing him to raw dog bones as made such an amazing difference and this is in less than 1 week!!!!!!!!!!
His behaviour is improving and he is responding well to click and shush.I cannot thank you enough for this transformation. David still walks him twice daily (without his muzzle) and can walk him past other dogs by controlling him on the lead.Maybe the day will come when he will mix with other friendly dogs.
You really are an Angel and I have spoken about you constantly to other doggy friends.
Thank you again Nikki!
Sally Thomas From Birmingham
“Nikki helped us so much when our last dog, Pudding, became ill. She was the only person I could talk to through Pudding’s death. Soon after, we got a new puppy called Murphy. When we noticed him becoming aggressive, we called Nikki in again for her help.
Murphy would be very aggressive and go to attack people coming to our house which led us to putting him in the kitchen whenever we had visitors. That is obviously not the idea behind having a dog and not what we wanted to do for the next 10+ years. We had a fantastic time with Nikki, as well as training Murphy, more importantly; she trained us and built our confidence again. Nikki gave us good and easy tips on how to control him and become the alpha males and females again. What Nikki taught us, was so effective and worked instantly that we all felt more confident and happier straight away. Her knowledge is second to none and I would without a doubt recommend her to any dog owner who needs some advice!”
Andy Williams from Wales
Name:Spud and Charlie
Breed: Collie Cross & Cavalier King Charles
Age: 10 and 4 respectively
I found Nikki on a Dog Behaviour Forum about 6 years ago. I was thinking of training to work with dogs myself and e-mailed Nikki because she sounded so approachable and friendly from her posts on the forum. My first impression was correct. Not only was she all of the above but she was a constant source of inspiration to me.
We became great friends and e-mailed each other for about 4 years until we finally got to meet up. Nikki made a supreme effort to come to Wales to visit me and her beloved Spud – we were both so excited. I had also just adopted Charlie the Cavalier and so Nikki was absolutely thrilled to bits to have 2 dogs to have some fun with!
Since then Nikki has looked after the 2 boys for me while I was away on holiday and they had a great time with her.
I love Nikki and I always will. She has a big heart and a wonderful empathy for both people and their pets. She is devoted to her work with animals and she gets results.
Nikki is one of the best friends I have ever had. I just checked with Spud and Charlie and guess what? THEY LOVE NIKKI TOO!
Dion from Birmingham
Problem: Dominance, hyperactivity, tension, obsessive behaviour.
I was thrilled with the work Nikki did with Kane, She obviously has the knack with dogs. Nikki was very pleasant and professional during her assessment with me and Kane. She taught me what Kane was trying to tell me when he was misbehaving and taught me how to respond in a calm and assertive way to show him I am the boss! He has calmed right down and really behaves and does as he has told now.
Its great to have my confidence back with him as he is a big boisterous dog.
Nikki’s massage work was incredible! Kane usually wont let anyone touch his back legs but he let Nikki massage him all over . I could see how much he was enjoying it! The massage calmed his hyper energy right down! She even got him to pose and sit still for the photographer, I couldn’t believe my eyes and thought this must be a different dog!!
I am so grateful to Nikki for teaching me some new but simple techniques to gain the respect from Kane that I now deserve and I would highly recommend her to anyone that owns a dog!