Golden Paws Pet Place is happy to be partnered up with Nick Wilson, owner of K9SIDEKIX.
Nick uses our indoor and outdoor spaces to provide exceptional training services.
Nick also provides board and train services in his home as well as private lessons.
If you require his services,
please contact him directly for his availability.
(contact info above)
Nick Wilson – Certified Dog Trainer
Although he has had a lifelong passion for dogs, Nick Wilson`s career as a professional dog trainer didn’t begin until 2015, when he became a Certified Master Obedience Trainer by graduating from Canada West Canine Centre in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. There he learned about the different personalities and temperaments of dogs, different training techniques, behavioural problems, obedience lessons and competitive agility training. Since then Nick has acquired clients in need of dog training and has helped them with personalized training in private one on one sessions in their homes.
Nick has a passion for learning and strives to educate himself in the most current training techniques by attending seminars, online workshops, extensive behavioural research, as well as being a member to multiple professional dog training forums. This has made Nick a very adaptable and evolving trainer, and he feels this ensures that clients are getting the most up to date training in the industry. Over the years he has developed his own style of training, through his ongoing education, and the valuable experience with all of the different dogs and clients he has helped.
The most valuable lesson Nick has learned is just as there are many different ways people learn, there is no single training method that works best for all dogs. Dog training is not a cookie cutter industry, which is why it is important for every trainer to have a toolbox of different training techniques and being educated in many different training aids. This adaptability increases the success rate for both the dog and the client. Even with dogs taking our group classes, we recognize that our pre set lessons may need to be altered slightly for some dogs. However, regardless of the methodology, all of our programs use praise and positive motivation as the cornerstone of our training system.
Blake Rodriguez “Achieving Real World Obedience” Seminar 2018
Certified Dog Trainer by Canada West Canine Centre in Salmon Arm, BC- September 2015
Nelson Hodges – Canine Behavior, Language and Rehabilitation Seminar / Workshop 2014
Worked at North Hill Animal Hospital as a Vet Assistant- 2007-2009