Nick Ryan, B.A., Dip.CBST

Founder & Head Trainer

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Nick helps clients raise puppies to be the best they can be, and he supports people in need of relief from their dog’s behavior difficulties through custom-tailored training programs.  His interest lies in how to solve dog behavior problems through the use of humane, science-based approaches to dog training.  Also, he believes in a proactive approach to raising puppies that minimizes common problems and produces well-rounded, confident canines.

Although Nick grew up training and living with dogs from a very young age, his first formal study of animal learning and behavior came while earning his degree in psychology. After which, he began working with dogs. He spent one year studying pack dynamics and canine communication while hiking packs of off-leash dogs in the mountains of Montana. Over the years, he continued to refine his training skills and study the techniques and methods of many top trainers. Currently, he advances his education through the behaviorology department at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute.

A Commitment to Education

  • Perception Modification – Kayce Cover, 2018
  • The Behavior of Dogs - Kenneth M. Martin, DVM, DACVB and Debbie Martin, DPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS, 2017
  • Fixing the Unfixable:  A New Look at Separation Anxiety - Malena DeMartini and Gine Phairas, 2015
  • Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 - Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP, 2014
  • Real Solutions to Canine Behavior Problems - Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, 2012
  • The Art & Science of Canine Behavior - Patricia McConnell, PhD, 2011
  • Canine Fear-Based Behaviors - Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, 2011
  • Treating Dog-Dog Reactivity- Patricia McConnel, PhD, 2010
  • Canine Fear Aggression and Play - Jean Donaldson, 2008
  • Constructional Aggression Treatment for Dogs - Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, PhD, 2008
  • Pack Dynamics and Canine Communication Self Study, 2005
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Montana, 2004

Contact Us

For a well behaved dog, call us at at 619-330-7130 or request a call back through our contact form.

Nick Ryan

Founder & Head Trainer

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Nick helps clients raise puppies to be the best they can be, and he supports people in need of relief from their dog’s behavior difficulties through custom-tailored training programs. 

His interest lies in how to solve dog behavior problems through the use of humane, science-based approaches to dog training.  Also, he believes in a proactive approach to raising puppies that minimizes common problems and produces well-rounded, confident canines.

Although Nick grew up training and living with dogs from a very young age, his first formal study of animal learning and behavior came while earning his degree in psychology. After which, he began working with dogs.

He spent one year studying pack dynamics and canine communication while hiking packs of off-leash dogs in the mountains of Montana. Over the years, he continued to refine his training skills and study the techniques and methods of many top trainers. Currently, he advances his education through the behaviorology department at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute.

A Commitment to Education

  • Perception Modification – Kayce Cover, 2018
  • The Behavior of Dogs - Kenneth M. Martin, DVM, DACVB and Debbie Martin, DPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS, 2017
  • Fixing the Unfixable:  A New Look at Separation Anxiety - Malena DeMartini and Gine Phairas, 2015
  • Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 - Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP, 2014
  • Real Solutions to Canine Behavior Problems - Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, 2012
  • The Art & Science of Canine Behavior - Patricia McConnell, PhD, 2011
  • Canine Fear-Based Behaviors - Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, 2011
  • Treating Dog-Dog Reactivity- Patricia McConnel, PhD, 2010
  • Canine Fear Aggression and Play - Jean Donaldson, 2008
  • Constructional Aggression Treatment for Dogs - Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, PhD, 2008
  • Pack Dynamics and Canine Communication Self Study, 2005
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Montana, 2004

Contact Us

For a well behaved dog, call us at at 619-330-7130 or request a call back through our contact form.