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Nikki Esser, Owner/Director

Nikki  Esser has been training dogs professionally for over ten years.  Currently she is owner of OC Service Dogs & Healthy Mutt. Previously she worked as the Training Director at Tackett Service Dogs, Inc. for several years.  Nikki has a broad variety of experience from basic manners, to advanced obedience, including off-leash competition work. She is experienced in: protection training; tracking, and training therapy & service dogs.  Nikki has a special interest in resolving behavioral issues, with an emphasis on creating a lifelong partnership between owner and dog.  Nikki is passionate about working with service dogs with the ultimate goal of building a strong bond and creating a dynamic and great team.  Nikki is a Professional member of the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals) a Supporting member of the IAABC(International Association of Animal Behavior Counselors) and an FSDS Evaluator since January 2012.  She lives in the City of Orange with her husband, two daughters, two German Shepherds, and one loving Golden Retriever. 

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

Puppy Training and Socialization!

Puppy training and socialization is extremely important! We have fun and teach using food. Please join us this week!


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Photo Credit: dimnikolov

We welcome all breeds!

Plan on learning, having fun and creating a better relationship between you and your dog / puppy. Our puppy training and dog training is unique and we look forward to working with you and your family!