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Nina and the Tailstars

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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⇨ Nina specializes on 1-1 dog training - So you & your pup can properly understand each other & create an unbreakable bond!

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11 March 2024

Nina has been helping me with my anxious Greek rescue called Abbey for the past couple of years. The transformation in Abbey since Nina started her training has been incredible. Nina has also massively helped with Abbey’s anxiety. It is the highlight of Abbeys day when Nina comes for training or sitting! I couldn’t recommend Nina more to anyone considering hiring a trainer, I don’t know what we would do without her! More...

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21 January 2024

Dog Training

Nina is an absolutely fantastic trainer. She guided both my puppy and I through the process at the perfect pace, explained the rationale behind everything and provided clear instruction and supporting materials throughout. And my puppy not only loves her but also clearly respected her and listened to her. Ultimately, she has given confidence as an owner and helped my puppy grow into a confident dog too - could not recommend her highly enough More...

25 December 2023

I recently had the pleasure of working with Nina for the training of my two Chow Chows, Kira and Zoe. From the outset, Nina exhibited a level of professionalism and expertise that immediately put me at ease. Her approach to dog training is both compassionate and effective, striking the perfect balance between firmness and kindness.

Nina’s understanding of canine behavior, especially with breeds that can be challenging like Chow Chows, is remarkable. She tailored her training methods to suit the unique personalities of Kira and Zoe, ensuring that each session was productive and enjoyable for them. Her techniques are not only humane but also incredibly effective, resulting in noticeable improvements in obedience and behavior.

One of the most impressive aspects of Nina’s training was her ability to teach me, the owner, how to continue the training at home. Her tips and guidance have been invaluable, allowing me to reinforce the lessons learned during our sessions.

Thanks to Nina, Kira and Zoe are now well-behaved and more sociable. They respond to commands with ease, and our walks are much more enjoyable. Nina’s dedication and love for dogs shine through in her work, making her an exceptional trainer.

I wholeheartedly recommend Nina to any dog owner looking for a knowledgeable, patient, and effective trainer. Her skills have made a significant difference in our lives, and we are incredibly grateful for her guidance and support.
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4 December 2023

Nina was great and accommodating when it came to training lessons. Having a very active puppy, we needed some support when it came to teaching him new commands and reinforcement on those that he already knew. After several lessons with Nina, our little boy became more aware of his behavior, learning how to focus before rushing, sticking to our side while going on walks, and improving his behavior with other dogs.

Definitely recommended!
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6 November 2023

Dog Training

Absolutely phenomenal experience working with Nina, finding her completely changed our lives and our puppies life for the better. I shudder to think what situation we would be in without her help.

Nina is so knowledgeable, her passion for helping you understand your dog is infectious, she is professional and approachable - she makes everything easy to digest so you don’t get confused and she is always on hand if you need her.

If you practise what Nina tells you and follow her instructions you will have a really well behaved and happy dog.

Our puppy truly loves Nina, I would recommend working with her to anyone. She’s worth her weight in gold and more.

Thank you for your help Nina! You are the best!
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2 November 2023

Loved working with Nina, she has this warm aura that both I and my pup Archie found really comforting! She stepped in during the period when I was absolutely overwhelmed and brought clarity and knowledge. Archie adores Nina and is super happy to see her every time! Highly recommend! More...

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21 September 2023

Dog Training

Nina is very special. She is professional and knowledgeable. Nina is also thoughtful and kind. She is willing to help however, and works incredibly well with all. Tucci and I have looked forward to her visits. More...

18 May 2023

Nina has been great and taught us very valuable habits to help both us and Luna have a more pleasurable time especially when walking. Luna used to bark at almost every dog that walked past and now she is far more confident and calmer. We have seen such a difference in Luna thanks to Nina :) More...

31 March 2023

Nina is amazing! From the very first intro she bonded with my crazy puppy Frida and every session got better and better. She explained and showed me good techniques to teach and work with Frida to be a better pup, and help bring some sanity to these difficult puppy times! Nina is just amazing and I wish we could have sessions with her forever! ❤️ More...

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31 March 2023

Dog Training

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27 February 2023

We had five sessions with Nina to train our little pup and she was absolutely amazing with him!
Her training showed us how to educate our dog longterm and sustainably.
Even though our dog is now in his 'teenage years', Ninas training is still effective.
Nina has been super responsive and is always there when we needed her.
We couldn't recommend her more!
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25 January 2023

Dog Training

Nina is very approachable and is great with dogs.

She has been incredibly helpful and a wealth of information. She’s given me the skills to train e to correct my dogs behaviour & build his confidence.

My 6 months old dog loved her and I can see the tips and tricks she gave us working with practice and patience.

I was also given easy to follow techniques to work on at home between sessions. The change in my dog after just one session was amazing. I cannot thank her enough.
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5 November 2022

We adopted a very nervous rescue greyhound who became very distressed when he encountered other dogs - we could not take him for a single walk without him becoming very upset, barking and shaking - it was heartbreaking. Nina worked so lovingly with him and really brought him out of his shell, he’s obviously very much in love with her for it! More than that she worked with us to better understand how to coach him to confidence on our walks and home trainings, and I’m sure without her guidance we’d really have struggled to keep our hound, who is now a well-adjusted and much adored part of the family. Thank you Nina! More...

2 November 2022

We love Nina - she’s really moved Quin from being a reactive, barking, scared rescue hound, into a dog that loves new adventures. Nina sets us all homework, and is great at achieving goals with us. Nina is friendly, reliable, professional - and was everything we were hoping for (and more) when we booked her. More...

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18 October 2022

Dog Training

Nina is very knowledgeable and seems a great dog trainer, can’t wait to start!

20 June 2022

Nina looked after our two cats while we were away for a week recently. From the first visit we knew they'd be in good hands; Nina's genuine love for and understanding of animals came through immediately.

Our cats are attention-seekers who love affection so they needed someone who'd spend a lot of time with them. Nina certainly delivered — every day while we were away she sent us pictures and videos of them chilling, playing, snuggling and generally having the time of their lives.

Very much recommended :)
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Hey guys! Thank you so much for such a kind review! 🥹 It was my absolute pleasure to watch over Rishu & Vahshi! They made the days so special and I cannot wait to see them again ❤️

8 March 2022

Nina helped us with training for our puppy Otis for 3months. She was so amazing with Otis and he really enjoyed each session. She helped us with the basics to allow us to continue training independently and managed to overcome his separation anxiety. Would definitely recommend Nina 😊 More...

15 February 2022

Nina has been training our rescue dog Lisa since October and we have noticed a huge improvement in her recall. She came from a shelter in Crete and Nina has even got her doing some basic tricks which is great for her concentration and keeping her mind healthy. I'd highly recommend :)

15 February 2022

My dog Lisa loves Nina! I got my dog from a shelter. She is middle aged already so I thought it would be more difficult to train her that a puppy but she has been doing really great. She has learnt lots of tricks with Nina and her dog walking has gotten much better in a small amount of time. Nina is very patient with her and I am really happy that have Nina as a dog trainer and would highly recommend her to anyone else! More...

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14 February 2022

Dog Training

Been working with Nina for more or less 5 months now and I've never been so happy. It's great watching my puppy learn basic commands and cute tricks. Nina has always been professional, punctual and trust worthy. She always keeps up with communication which is key to keeping up with my pups training. I would strongly recommend Nina and I'm glad I chose her! More...

18 January 2022

We initially contacted Nina to help us train our shih tzu, Ralph. We had had a trainer previously and he gave some useful tips but wasn’t very good at actually showing us what to do.

Nina was recommended to us by a friend so we started having regular sessions. Ralph’s behaviour started to improve immediately and continued to progress over the next few months.

Nina is great and we would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to properly train their dog!

We now don’t need sessions as regularly but we will definitely continue to have occasional top up sessions going forward!

Thanks Nina :)
Luke, Bernice and Ralph
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18 January 2022

Dog Training

Nina is marvellous! She has been working with our 9 month old dachshund for a couple of months now and we have seen vast improvements in her behaviour.

Ahead of starting any sessions Nina took the time to get to know us and our dog, particularly to assess what we would like to get out of the sessions and how best to get through to the pup. This really put my mind at ease, as I was so unsure of the bigger companies who have set lessons - no two dogs are the same and mine will definitely need more than one lesson to learn!

She has been utterly brilliant at building the foundation of training with our dog, and enabling us to continue the teaching. I really can't recommend Nina enough, I don't know what we'd do without her!
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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much for the kind review, Georgia! It has been a pleasure getting to know you guys & Sprout. I'm so happy with her improvement and excited to continue this journey with her! Lots of Love, Nina

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13 September 2021

Dog Training

Nina has been training my English Bulldog for a while and I can't thank her enough. She was amazing and now I have a well behaved and a stubbourn dog that actually listens.
Thank you Nina, you are the best.

7 September 2021

Nina is so attentive and skilled at what she does! She got my 10 month old, leash-pulling, leash aggressive puppy to walk calmly on lead and chill out around other dogs. A lifesaver!

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31 July 2021

Pet Sitting

Nina is an utterly fab dog sitter who bonded with our Este immediately. Would recommend to all!

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19 July 2021

Pet Sitting

Nina looked after my cats while I was away for 10 days and I could not have been happier with her service. Professional, communicative and very kind to my girls - I received daily updates with videos and photos and I was so happy to know they were being so well cared for! Will 100% be using Nina’s services again! Thank you Nina! More...

27 June 2021

Nina is the one! She's been walking and training our 1-year old Cocker Spaniel Frida for several months now and is the highlight of her day. She's super responsive, lovely to chat to, and the dog loves their time together. All you could ask for. She's enthusiastic and you can feel how much she loves what she does.

Thank you Nina! ✿✿✿✿✿✿
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26 May 2021

It was our first time leaving Mochi with anyone new and Nina made us feel so comfortable so quickly! Will definitely be using her again :)

26 May 2021

Nina was fabulous with our miniature Pomeranian, who has never been left on her own before.
She visited first to chat and ensure she knew everything in advance.
I cannot recommend her highly enough!
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8 May 2021

Pet Sitting

We are so happy we found Nina, she obviously loves dogs and is very passionate about her work. Our Bertie loves her too. With training, playtime and long walks in different parks she makes sure their time together is never boring. Nina has helped us so much by answering many of our questions and giving us great tips! She always sends lovely photos und updates, and has been very flexible with us - we would highly recommend her - your pup is going to have the best time. More...

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much for the kind review guys! It’s been an absolute pleasure to be with Bertie 💛

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27 April 2021

Dog Walking

Nina is great. From the initial meeting to the walks. My dog took to her straight away and she me feel at ease as this was my first time having a dog walker. She is very professional and my dog loves her so much. Nina sends me daily updates of her walks with Rufus and I love seeing how much fun he is having. More...

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much Christine for the kind words! I love Rufus and I’m so glad you feel so at ease when he’s with me. We have a great time together xx

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30 December 2020

Pet Sitting

Nina was great from the first email correspondence. She came to meet me and my cat before she cat sat and sent daily pictures and updates. She went above and beyond (even bringing me parcels in while I was away). My plans changed last minute which meant I was away longer than originally planned and agreed but Nina was an absolute life saver. She even left a Christmas card and lots of cat treats for when I returned. Would highly recommend and can't imagine asking anyone else to cat sit in future. More...

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much for the kind review, Michelle! It was a pleasure to take care of Ernie and to have known you two. Wishing you all the best in the future and I hope we see each other again soon. Xx

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30 November 2020

Pet Sitting

I can not recommend Nina enough. Nina has found her calling in loving and caring for our furry family members. Nina cares for our cat Tiffany who races to the door and meows when she hears Nina arrive. Whilst we are currently work from home (covid) we wanted Tiffany to get used to a cat sitter for when we return to work - we couldn't have found a better sitter than Nina.
Nina takes her for a walk (harness), plays with her then finishes off with a brush - all done with lots of love. Nina also very intune with Tiffany - if she doesn't want to walk, she play with her, or if she wants to spend an hour outside sniffing a leaf, Nina patiently stands around with her.
Nina has also stayed over night both caring for our house and Tiffany.
Nina is kind, professional, punctual (if anything stays longer than needed) and dedicated to our fury friends.
You will be lucky to have Nina.
Jill & Phil
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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

I am so happy to read this review from you guys! Helping you and being with Tiffany is one of my favourite things. Tiffany is such a sweet cat and I’m happy we bonded so well! You are fantastic people to “work” with and I’m happy that I found people who love and care for their pet this much. Thank you so much for the kind words x

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25 October 2020

Dog Walking

Nina has been walking our goldendoodle, Beaumont, since the beginning of 2020. I really appreciate that Nina has taken the time to get to know Beaumont’s personality and understand his energy. When I see them interact, she gives him 120% of her love and attention and he just adores her. I am also grateful for Nina’s communication, always checking in to make sure the schedule is still ok and providing me with a summary of her time with Beaumont as well as beautiful pictures! More...

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much for the kind review, Brianna! I do it out of love. Love Beaumont, he is most fun to walk! Xx

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31 August 2020

Dog Walking

As soon as I met Nina I liked her personality. Bertie my Border Terrier has taken to Nina and loves his walks. His behaviour has improved too. He is much more polite now.

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you so much for the kind review Chloe! It has been my absolute pleasure to walk Bertie x

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30 June 2020

Pet Sitting

Nina is a cat whisperer. She took care of my two young cats for few days, and I could tell she was really spending quality time with them - they seemed to not be distressed by my absence too much! I definitely recommend Nina.

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Reply from Nina and the Tailstars

Thank you Ella! It was my absolute pleasure! Cannot wait to see them again x :)

Q&As

Spending time with animals, specially dogs, is my favourite hobby. I used to volunteer at an animal shelter and being able to make my passion my job is the reason I love doing what I do!

I always loved animals but since I've moved to London I've been missing my dogs back home... So I've decided to spend more time with animals!

I have years of experience as a pet carer. I am responsible, reliable and have references to prove it if you need. But most important, I absolutely love what I do!

Services

I have been professionally training dogs for 2 years. I take regular courses in a variaty of topics including, basic training, puppy training and anxiety-reducing training.

I can go and look after your pet in your house and feed, give medication, play and provide company

I can stay in your house whilst you're away from on holidays on for a few hours during the day.