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Niki Tudge

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Certified since January 2021

Niki Tudge

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Learn To Run or Walk with Your Bestie.

Combining two passions, running and responsible pet ownership to help you and your pets live safely and happily together.

Niki Tudge MBA, ISSA-Elite Trainer, ISSA- Transformation Coach, ChiWalking & ChiRunning Certified Instructor. Animal Behavior Professional and Accredited Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant

Welcome to Run With Your Bestie!

I am the founder and president of the Pet Professional Guild, DogNostics Education and The DogSmith. I have substantial experience in animal behavior, nutrition, and canine conditioning and this provides the foundation for my unique and individual program called Run/Walk With Your Bestie. With a background in Applied  Behavior Analysis i can help you  shape your own behavior, develop new habbits and build a healthy lifestyle with your pets in a fun and enriching way.

Running For Enjoyment!

I have always been a passionate runner and over the past 25 years running has been a continual but sometimes interrupted hobby of mine.  Don’t misunderstand what I mean by runner. I am a slow runner.  Sometimes I run faster but I always run for pleasure. I run to meditate.  I run for ‘me time’. I run to meet my goals.  I run to enjoy nature.  I run to generate ideas and yes, I also run to keep healthy and ahead of another of my passions, eating and exploring food.

My professional credentials include; International Sports Science Association (ISSA) certified fitness trainer, ISSA certified transformation specialist, nutritional coach and ISSA elite trainer. I am also a certified ChiWalking and ChiRunning coach and I have completed the MAF Foundations’ certificate course.

No prescribed goals here. No boot camp style training. No ‘in your face’ coaching methods. No ‘my way is the only way’ philosophy. I am here to help you and your pet get healthier and more active by understanding your individual motivations and your pets exercise needs so you can meet any goals you set for yourself and beyond.

Whether you choose a goal of a 10-minute daily walk or if you want to run a marathon, our coaching can help you accomplish your goal in your way.

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