My name is Nicole and I am passionate about training dogs. I specialize in family dog training and can work on everything from early puppy socialization/potty training, beginner curriculum through advanced obedience, behavior modification, CGC Certification and Therapy Dog Training. I am here to make it a fun and positive experience for both you and your best friend.I never knew I would wake up every morning and be so excited to start my day working with you and your furry friend(s). I am truly fascinated with the developing science behind how dogs learn and how we can utilize that information to enrich our relationships with our canine friends.  It is amazing how much training has evolved in just the last 20 years. I believe in using techniques that work and are ethically humane, compassionate and designed to enhance the relationship between you and your dog(s). I work with all breeds, sizes and ages.

I started Walking With Paws in Huntington Beach because I love working with animals and realized I wanted to provide services for busy people in our neighborhood. I just adore dogs and know that Walking With Paws can provide them with much-needed training, exercise, socialization and companionship while Pet Parents are at work. No more feeling bad when you have to leave them at home, just peace of mind and a happy balanced dog to come home to. I grew up with dogs, cats and fish and understand how important they are to us. To my Fur Baby Pet Parents I like to say, “…they are our children, just a little hairier…” with a giggle. Our pets fill our hearts with joy and love that can never truly be measured. This is why I understand how important it is to make sure they have the best care when Pet Parents must leave them at home and in our charge.

If you want someone that treats your pets like family then this is the place for you. Whether you are looking for dog training, dog walking or pet sitting we specialize in creating wonderful experiences for you and your pet(s). 

I currently share a few hours out of my busy schedule a week training at our local Goldenwest Petsmart location. It’s another way I can give back to the community. I am able to help many Pet Parents and their dogs that might not for one reason or another be able to hire me independently for private training.  I love helping Pet Parents enjoy the learning process with their Fur Babies!

As a bonus, it’s fun to meet the neighborhood Fur Friends and their People when they visit for grooming, pet food, treats or toys. I am proud to say that my pet knowledge has grown by leaps and bounds. I am so passionate about continuing to expand my education.  At the moment as a renter, I currently am unable to have my own dog. I believe this is even more of a reason I am truly in love with this adventure in meeting new Pet Parents’ Fur Babies and friends and adding them to my extended family.

I currently only work throughout the city of Huntington Beach.

I am Red Cross pet CPR certified, a PSA Member, APDT Member, CGC Evaluator, licensed, bonded and insured.