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I am a professional dog trainer as well as a professional photographer here in Las Vegas.

Dog Training: I offer in-home private training sessions for you and your dog. I offer basic obedience training, socialization training, as well as working on "as needed" or in-depth training assistance.

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Tracy K.

5 August 2019

Great Customer Service!  Moved our Pup from South Carolina to Las Vegas and we needed a trainer in the area.  Had quick response to our request for help and also setting up time was easy.  First initial meeting was easy and her assessment of our Pup and the potential fixes was spot on.  Follow up training was easy to setup.  Timely response and setting up situations to gain insight into any issues was quick.  She is great with our large 95 Ridgeback!  We learned some training tips that we easily put into practice that same day.  Night and Day once we had the insight into how our behavior was contributing to our pups issue. More...

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Alex Bhame

18 July 2019

Nicole was great and helped me get control of my sometimes unruly standard poodle. He’s a very obedient good boy now. Definitely recommend her services.

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Kaitlyn Ranee DeGeorge

20 June 2019

Nicole did an amazing job with my 6 month old Golden Retriever! She was very flexible with our schedule and made sure we understood everything that we needed to do to make sure our fur baby got the most of his training! She even had a cute little graduation after for him and took amazing pictures. I would definitely recommend! More...

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Angila McCormack

15 June 2019

We so enjoyed Nicole as a person AND a trainer! Her teachability was easy to follow and unique to our situation. The lessons seemed quick but thorough- we were very impressed!

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Mikaela B.

17 February 2019

Nicole is absolutely amazing & worked wonders with our golden boy, Samson. Samson is super timid & needed help building confidence. Nicole was able to give us great tips to help him to be more sure of himself & stop being so scared all the time. I loved that she tailors each session to the specific "student" & what they need. Nicole doesn't just train the pup, but also the owners! She helped us to understand our boy better & we have seen great progress with him. We can't wait to continue with socialization class. More...

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Lex A.

4 December 2018

Such an awesome experience ! Not only does she go above and beyond for the dog but for you as well . In order to train the dog you have to train the human and I learned a lot as well ! We will miss our weekly sessions with Nikki ! I would recommend her to anyone she loves her job and the dogs and makes the training comfortable and knowledgeable. I'm definitely going to enroll my pup into her socialization courses next ! Thank you for everything ! Me and Lilah love you ! More...

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catherine p.

25 October 2018

Our little puppy is the cutest but he is an attention-seeking, people-loving energetic puppy. We just finished our public space / socialization sessions with Nicole. She's passionate, responsive, takes her job extremely seriously (while still having fun) - and she is great at what she does. She taught us a lot of great tips and dos/dont's that we will certainly use in the future. Importantly, she made sure to teach us how to set our little puppy up for sustainable success. We are very happy to have found Nicole! More...

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Monica Tolentino Basahebim

26 August 2018

I'm so glad that Nicki helped with the training of my Siberian Husky, Mila. Her one-on-one lessons really made a difference with my stubborn pup. Mila had a habit of biting, potty accidents, and ignoring commands. Nicki's knowledge and experience in dog training became evident when she got my dog to sit, lay down, and stay on our first training session. She showed me new techniques in handling Mila and she solved many problems I had specific to my dog. She was professional, informative, and polite throughout our sessions. She made it a point to follow up on how Mila was doing and answered any questions I had. After applying the techniques and suggestions that Nicki taught me, Mila made tremendous progress in obedience and listening to commands. I would recommend Nicki to anyone looking for a dog trainer and I appreciate everything she's done. Thank you, Nicki! More...

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Leslie Nichols

26 August 2018

I am so happy I hired Nicki to train my labradoodle. She made it so easy. A problem I was having she took and cured it within one training session. And with each lesson it got easier and easier. She really knows how to handle dogs, and how to teach humans to handle their dogs. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a dog trainer. ***** five stars all the way.
Thank you so much
Leslie Nichols
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Annie Snellen

26 August 2018

Nicki’s knowledge of dog psychology, service-dog training experience, and confident demeanor while engaging with dogs is something to witness. Not to mention the outcome! I will highly recommend her to everyone I know looking for help sharpening the bond with their pup. Nobody believed my huskey could be trained to the level I desired. “It’s not in their nature” to be obedient off-leash or in high prey-drive situations, they’d said. With the skills that Nicki taught me, and the proper commitment of time with my pup, she was coming when called and heeling off-leash on our daily hikes, even when her natural urge to chase rabbits was invoked. You cannot go wrong with Nicki’s guidance! Thank you so much for your priceless help, Nicki!! More...

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Lindsey Stull Yaskin

26 August 2018

Nicole is a brilliantly intelligent young woman - she knows her stuff when it comes to dog training and does a phenomenal job teaching people how to manage their animals without making them feel stupid. That was certainly the experience my husband and I had. I really didn’t think we’d ever be able to bring our two cocker spaniels around other dogs or in public settings. We just completed the multi-week obedience program...and can now enjoy lunch with them on the patio at Lazy Dog surrounded by other fur babies. Love Nicole and PupScouts! More...

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Porsha Willey

26 August 2018

Nicole was great! I didn’t necessarily give her the easiest task, as my 3 year old Boston is quite the handful. Nicole taught me and the pup how to use a unique leash and special collar to help with her unruly ways. Now my pup is able to make friends in public wherever we go, just as I wanted. People used to come up to her cute self, and then quickly back away from her over excitement. Now she quickly submits and gives the belly for endless rubs. Thanks Nicole! I would recommend your services to anyone in need. Fairly priced and flexible to all types of schedules, plus the social media posts make both me and the pup feel special. More...

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Ronalyne Lastrella

26 August 2018

If only I can give Nicole ����������, I will... This woman and her other half are such couples goals! I swear they help each other’s careers out by being each other’s PA.. but my review is not going to be about that lol (sorry I get side track a lot! �). My family’s experience with Nicole while she was working with Homer was nothing like other... Nicole is very VERY patient with our Homer (before he was not the most obedient pup to say the least) and our schedule (we work the opposite times as her other clients, which makes our meeting times the earliest possible AND on weekends, sorry Nicole for having you and Elmer wake up hella early for us�).. but despite all of that she made it work! Homer now listens to us and he knows his basic commands and boundaries either when we are at home and outside. He is way calmer and more obedient now compared to before, prior to enrolling Homer with PUPSCOUT DOG TRAINING. And Nicole is the nicest human ever! Due to the fact that she works with OUR schedule! She is very patient and professional AT ALL TIMES� AND one more important thing.. ��� ...the price range for her services are the most inexpensive one out here... I honestly have nothing but positive things to say about this wonderful lady. We are more than satisfied with what we gained from working with her. I really hope and wish that Pupscout Dog Training will have more puppies to train here on out because Nicole really is compassionate about the pups she works with and the results are 100% life changing!! Thank you, Pupscout Dog Training aka Nicole��� More...

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Cindy Magnussen

26 August 2018

We have had the best experience with Pup Scouts Dog Training. I’ve learned so much about training, and my dog Ruby just loves Nicole. I highly recommend. � �

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Brandon Millares

26 August 2018

Totally loved this service. My dog Jordan had a really short attention span and would hop onto my lap all the time. Nikki helped him listen to me. She was really caring and friendly. Excellent dog trainer!!! More...

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Jennifer Johnson

26 August 2018

Here's the dog trainer you've been looking for! My goldendoodle puppy and I needed some in home guidance to fine tune basic obedience, leash walking, and jumping. After a few sessions I'm very pleased with our progress! I don't dread leash training now and can't wait to walk Buffy everywhere! ���. Also, Buffy's tail doesn't stop while working with Nicole. She's happy and eager to learn and loves every second with her! Thank you Pup Scouts dog training!!!! �� More...

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Laurie Shaffer

26 August 2018

Nicole is an excellent trainer she really cares about the progress of the dog as well as the handlers. Her methods are effective and immediate progress is shown! After one session my husky is already behaving better! Thank you Nicole! More...

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Jennifer Li

26 August 2018

Nicki is such a patient and caring trainer! Before I started dog training everyone told me it was more about me as the owner than my pup.. Nicki was able to arm us with the right training techniques and knowledge about how to train our little pup. Her teaching style was also really easy to follow. She would first work with the pup and demonstrate and skill. She would repeat it multiple times until our pup understood and then we were allowed to take over and reinforce. She was also able to give us overall doggy advice since this was my first dog. Overall the classes were well worth it for the knowledge that we gained as well as the love and care Nicki had for our little pup! More...

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Cindy Morrison Brown

26 August 2018

We love Nicky!! She was the perfect choice for our 6 month old Goldendoodle, Goldie. She was very patient and kind. She was able to guide us into having a well behaved puppy. Nicky was always on time and ready to work. We really enjoyed working in public areas in order for Goldie to get use to real life situations. We could not be happier with all the training both Goldie and us learned. ���� More...

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Kelli Ashley Taylor

26 August 2018

I was very nervous for my very first puppy and wasn’t sure what to do.. then I found Nicole. She was amazing and answered all of my questions and most importantly she was amazing with Charlie. You can tell she has a passion for training dogs. She was enthusiastic and always on time. She laid way such a great foundation for Charlie and I and I am so thankful for all that she did! I recommend Charlie for any puppy or doggie training needs! Thanks Nicole! More...

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Elvis Oyola

26 August 2018

I haven’t had a dog in 10+ years... Let alone a pup. Upon bringing out GoldenDoodle Melody home, it was quickly evident that My wife and I were very out of practice in how to raise and train a pup. Have No Fear... Nicole was here!! She is the epitome of the word “Professional”. In 5 short weeks she turned our young “independent” doodle into an obedient & seeking to please pup. Nicole was very patient and a true master of her craft. Trust me... Melody gave her a good run for her money, but Nicole remained resilient and calmly redirected Melody’s energy into something positive. I cannot give enough praise and cosigns for this stellar trainer. If you’re a person/family that seeks quality and only the best for your dog...Then Pupscouts is the way to go!! More...

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Jessica Manalo

26 August 2018

Nicki is an amazing trainer who knows exactly what she is doing. She is very patient and does what it takes to make sure my pup and I understand what we need to do to see results. Obviously Nicki can’t be with Hutch and I 24/7 but she has educated me thoroughly to do training even on my own on a more consistent basis. I have seen results and progress with my pup with the help of Nicki. She is very professional, punctual, and very communicative. I highly recommend her services at PupScouts if you’re looking to train your furry friend with an affordable budget ! More...

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Kyrah Jovet

26 August 2018

Nicole was beyond amazing! Amazing is actually an understatement! She is a diligent and patient trainer. Sapphire is a very high energy puppy, and was able to learn very quickly. I’m so glad we used her services to help train our pup. Nicole is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful with tips and pointers on ways to mentally tire our girl out. I was really shocked to see how well we were able to collaborate in training her. I’m so glad I was able to learn how to properly train Sapphire. Our children are even able to give commands. She makes everyone feel comfortable around her. I highly recommend using her services for dog training you won’t regret it! More...

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Maricel Urbano Sta Maria

26 August 2018

Pup Scouts Dog Training with Nikki did an awesome job with our dog Tobi. We did the obedience training for him because he’s a puppy who was very playful to the point of being too rough and aggressive too. His first day of training with Nikki was really interesting. Nikki is very knowledgeable and formed a bond with our Tobi right away. The next day he still remembers the commands.
After 5 weeks of training, he graduated and I must say we were really satisfied, thankful and really glad that we did it! Nikki’s training did work! Our Tobi is not as rough and playful. He was more behaved now and can still follow commands. We are now enjoying our time with him much better.
So happy with the outcome of his obedience training and it’s definitely worth it! Will do it again in a heartbeat! Nikki is really wonderful. Pleasant, hardworking and trustworthy. It’s great to know her, now we know we can also get her service to board our pet and be sure that he will be well taken care of.
Thank you Nikki! Highly recommended. Dont think twice to get her service. You will be happy too for sure!��������
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Hilary McConville

26 August 2018

What I love most about Nicole is her hustle, but what I love second about her is the amazingness that is her training style. She helped me not want to give my now 8month old Newfoundland to the circus to perform with the monkeys. Fiona my newf is a gorilla baby that just needed some boundaries and Nicole helped us give her those. My son now loves Fiona and I can tell she loves us more now.

Give Nicole a shot, you won’t regret it. Hardest Hustling woman in the dog business. (And she won’t make you feel like an ass of a dog owner in the process.)

THANK you! Love, Fiona and her Family.
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Maria Mirinisa Soriano-Ubaldo

26 August 2018

Nicki, thank you for your patience and genuine care for first fur baby, Aro. We would not have been able to take care of her well without your guidance. Not only were you providing great lessons for our puppy, you also took the time to teach us, her parents, the proper way of rearing her. You also do not hesitate to respond to us when we have questions even beyond our scheduled sessions.

If you are a parent of a puppy and you are still having second thoughts of getting a trainer, please consider Nicki. Her personal touch in every session beats every corporate training in town. The relationship you will build with your fur baby with such incredible training is beyond a price tag. Seldom do I give reviews online but Nicki deserves every star we gave her and beyond. Thanks, Nicki!
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Alyssa Nicole Puyot

26 August 2018

Nicki is amazing at what she does! She has patients and she’s very loving to her trainees. I couldn’t be any more blessed to have her in my life, to guide me, to teach me to be patient, and to not give up! I’m excited for our next adventure with her! Keep up the great work sweetie! See you soon! More...

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Marie S.

24 July 2018

Pup Scouts Dog Training with Nikki did an awesome job with our dog Tobi. We did the obedience training for him because he's a puppy who was very playful to the point of being too rough and aggressive too. His first day of training with Nikki was really interesting. Nikki is very knowledgeable and formed a bond with our Tobi right away. The next day he still remembers the commands.After 5 weeks of training, he graduated and I must say we were really satisfied, thankful and really glad that we did it! Nikki's training did work! Our Tobi is not as rough and playful. He was more behaved now and can still follow commands. We are now enjoying our time with him much better. So happy with the outcome of his obedience training and it's definitely worth it! Will do it again in a heartbeat! Nikki is really wonderful. Pleasant, hardworking and trustworthy. It's great to know her, now we know we can also get her service to board our pet and be sure that he will be well taken care of. Thank you Nikki! Highly recommended. Dont think twice to get her service. You will be happy too for sure! More...

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Kelly Gavin-Dean

6 May 2018

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOW AMAZING NICOLE IS!!!!!! Being in awe about how awesome my dog SeaJay has progressed is an understatement. I would recommend PupScouts to my friends AND my family. If you have a dog you need her to help you have the perfect pup. I now have an adorable addition to society and a respectful companion through life. I strongly suggest that even if you have competed basic obedience with your pup that you utilize her social classes to help you when out in the world. She is the most caring and understanding individual ever, and I see nothing but her company succeeding among the rest. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! you have helped me and my family more than you will ever know! ... now if only Pupscouts had MERCH! :) P.S. check out how cute my pup is on her Instagram! More...

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Elmer Abapo

29 March 2018

Extremely knowledgeable dog trainer. Really understands the nuances of dog psychology.

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Toy Acopiado

29 March 2018

Ahh ahh stop.....right there,don’t go to anyone else, she knows the way! Good humans!

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Francesco Troccoli

2 February 2018

Great training help with my puppy and very flexible with my crazy schedule. Thank you so much for all your help and can’t wait to take the next class!

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Kelsey Ann

15 November 2017

We are very happy that we had Nikki to train our puppy Rocket. Her training techniques are very straightforward and are easy to follow up on. Rocket loves her too he cries every time she leaves. She responds to any questions you may have. More...

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Hilary McConville

4 September 2017

What I love most about Nicole is her hustle, but what I love second about her is the amazingness that is her training style. She helped me not want to give my now 8month old Newfoundland to the circus to perform with the monkeys. Fiona my newf is a gorilla baby that just needed some boundaries and Nicole helped us give her those. My son now loves Fiona and I can tell she loves us more now. More...

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Ginny Priebe

12 August 2017

Nicole has been an integral part of our training plan with our two year old Corgi, Calvin. Our pup LOVES her! She's patient, caring and brings her own supplies. Her training extends past just training Calvin, she ensures she's also including us so we can continue the training after she leaves and sets us up for success! We truly appreciate all the guidance and expertise. We highly recommend Nicole for your family as well! More...

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Maria Mirinisa Soriano-Ubaldo

9 July 2017

Nicki, thank you for your patience and genuine care for first fur baby, Aro. We would not have been able to take care of her well without your guidance. Not only were you providing great lessons for our puppy, you also took the time to teach us, her parents, the proper way of rearing her. You also do not hesitate to respond to us when we have questions even beyond our scheduled sessions. More...

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Marco Traniello

1 March 2017

I couldn't have done anything better for my Doberman then having him train with Nikki! She was always on time, always patient, and very thorough in explaining what was best for both me and my dog. My dog just loves her - and I am proud to say he is now the most well behaved dog I've ever owned. I am definitely recommending her to all my friends. More...

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Having the ability to do what I love most! I love taking photos for people and capturing those priceless moments. I also love training dogs and teaching families how to communicate effectively with their pets.

I wanted to build my own dreams instead of building someone else's.

I am friendly, personable, prompt, and professional. All of my work can speak for itself online and can be provided to you upon request.