Meet the team

Contented PetCare Team
Contented PetCare Team
Contented PetCare Team

Hi I’m Nicola!

I have been lucky enough to have grown up with dogs since I was a toddler and I adore them!

Sharing our homes and lives with dogs is a truly unique experience, and anyone who has ever welcomed a dog into their family will know how enriching that can be!

I have now been working with dogs for over 10 years. My previous work experience includes veterinary nursing, and volunteering as a dog walker, dog trainer and home checker for several animal rescues. In 2008 after training my own dog for several years I took the Dog Training Behaviour and Instructors Course at Derbyshire Canine Centre. In 2009 I was assessed and accepted for membership by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. In 2011 I passed my Learning About Dogs Clicker Trainers Competency Assessment Programme at Level 1 with distinction.

In the past 10 years I have worked with hundreds of dogs and their owners in their own homes and in that time have resolved all kinds of problems. I have taught regular weekly training classes in Glossop and surrounding areas since 2008, helping dogs and their owners to master the basics of dog training from puppy socialisation skills and basic pet dog obedience to fun classes like tricks, rally and agility.

In my home training sessions I have successfully worked with dogs suffering from separation anxiety, guarding behaviours, reactivity and fearfulness around other dogs, sound sensitivities, and travel anxieties.

I am also mum to Thomas aged 8, and use my experience with kids and dogs to work with families training their new puppies or dogs, and teaching children about dog safety.

I continue my training and education by regularly attending seminars and workshops across the UK to ensure that I am using the most up to date effective methods when I work with clients and their dogs.

So what are you waiting for?

Whether you have a specific problem to solve, need some help with the basics of dog training, or you want to start a new hobby with your dog, we would love to show you what a difference we can make to you and your dogs lives!


What our customers say

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The one to one sessions were a great start to understanding why Hugo did certain things and how to train him to heel and recall. This was then expanded upon during group training classes, which also a brilliant environment to help socialise and train Hugo with other dogs.

Nicola has helped us to understand why Hugo acts in certain manners and how to train him in a way that works for him. The training methods are kind and Hugo enjoys the praise and reward he gets when learning new things and adapting his behaviour.

Rebecca with Hugo

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Dear all,
This week we had a fab talk about being safe around dogs. One of our parents Nicola Davies is a dog trainer, she offered to come in to school and talk to the children about dogs and how to keep yourself safe around them. She used songs and pictures from ‘Dog Stars’ to help the children remember the key messages. She also used quizzes and acting to reinforce things. All our children enjoyed it and learned something, as did the staff. I know she would love to get into other schools to spread the message. If you would like to find out more her details are below.

Email sent to heads of Derbyshire Schools by Mrs A Littlehailes, St Lukes Primary