Niki Tudge is the founder of The Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Career Center, The DogSmith and the president of Doggone Safe. She is equipped with a unique combination of business experience, pet training and pet behavior expertise, a background in exceptional customer service, certification as a trainer of trainers, and many years consulting to pet rescue groups. She is also a certified project manager and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Susan Nilson BA (Hons) DipCABT PCBC-A

Susan Nilson began her career with Reuters in London, England, and has over 15 years’ editorial experience in print and digital publications across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is currently managing editor of BARKS from the Guild. She is also a companion animal behavior consultant and trainer (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology) and an accredited professional canine behavior consultant (Pet Professional Accreditation Board).

Debra Millikan PCBC-A AABP-CABT CAP2

Debra Millikan has over 40 years’ experience in dog training that has seen her involved in conformation, obedience judging, pet manners classes and puppy pre-school. Currently, she serves on the board of the Pet Professional Guild, Doggone Safe, the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. She also trains aspiring instructors at Canine Behavioural School in Adelaide, South Australia.

Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCT- A PCBC-A CAP3 CTDI DN-FSG DN-CPCT CWRI

Louise Stapleton-Frappell is a partner and faculty member of DogNostics Career Center and board member of The Pet Professional Guild. A professional canine trainer and behavior consultant accredited via the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, she is also the regional coordinator of Doggone and the owner and head trainer of The DogSmith of Estepona, Spain.