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About us

Animal Behaviour NSW is a Local Small Family Business based on the NSW Central Coast. Nicole (owner) has been in the Dog Industry for over 30 years and been operating successfully on the NSW Central Coast for the past 25 years.  Nicole specialise in Dog and Pet Behaviour. 

She has Trained, Assessed and Rehabilitated 1,000's of dogs over many years for local government, state government, shelters, rescues, private clients and families Dogs of All Ages, All Breeds, All Behaviours and Training issues.

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Our Local Community is important to us and Nicole is always "out and about"  helping out when ever she can, presenting free Dog Safety Demos at Local Schools, Library’s and Day-care Centres. She is also very actively helping local pet rescue groups with "rescue/rehab/rehome" programmes, also presenters for the Australian Veterinary Association NSW Pets and People Education Programme (petPEP)  visiting many local Primary Schools in a volunteer capacity.  Nicole also volunteer  at the local not for profit community dog training club and local animal shelters and have been for the past 20 years.  ​


  • Head Trainer – Animal Behaviour NSW – ABN 68910473972

  • Master Animal Trainer/Animal Behaviour Consultant

  • Accredited / Certified 

  • Delta Institute Cert IV

  • Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services – Delta Institute

  • Accreditation Delta Society in Training and Behaviour

  • Undergrad in Biology/Behaviour MU

  • Canine Good Citizen Accredited Trainer & Assessor

  • Canine Good Citizen Award™, Accredited Trainer - Delta Institute

  • NDIS Assessor & Provider

  • Trainer & Assessor assistance Dog Permit Department of Transport

  • Assistance Animal Permit Assessor State Government NSW

  • Delta Society Therapy Dog Assessor

  • Public Assess Test Trainer MIND Dogs

  • Consultant – Animal Behaviour, NSW State Police

  • Assessor Local Government – Dangerous, Nuisance, Menace Dogs

  • Registered Breeder Dogs NSW

  • Behaviour Assessor (Canine)  Local and State Government

  • Dog Aggression Awareness Management Workshop – 2003

  • Dr Ian Dunbar Behavioural Instructors Course - 2001 & 2004

  • Ninas Animal Trick Training Course – 1999

  • Accredited in Domestic Animal Behaviour Studies - U.K. 1987

  • Certificate in animal studies TAFE 1987

  • Chief Instructor of Local Dog Training Club for past 23 years

  • Ex Military- 15 years Department of Defence Army​

We love what we do and we want your furry friends and their families to be happy give us a call Today for all your needs.

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Community Awards

  • Community Building Award - by Central Coast Congress and Community Building Award

  • Australia Day Volunteer Awards Central Coast Council - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Nominated for Dog Trainer of the year 2015 - Australia Wide - Master Breeder Association 

Nicole is the Central Coasts Dog Whisperer! She is absolutely amazing and highly recommend her to anyone who needs their dogs/animals trained. Keep up the awesome work Nicole xx

- Jodey 

Nicole is brilliant! 
She genuinely loves animals and has always known how to get the best out of any dog. Highly recommend her both as a wonderful person and an amazing trainer.

- Karen 

I have known Nicole for many years, she is the most wonderful trainer. So knowledgeable and patient, using positive reinforcement to get the best out of each and every dog.

- Carol 

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