All of our staff have been background checked for your security
and pet first aid trained for your animal's safety.
Nicole is the owner/operator of Head to Tail. She knew from a very early age that she wanted to spend her life working with animals and is passionate about helping our furry friends to have the happiest lives possible. Her objective is to help out in any way possible.
Nicole is a qualified Veterinary Nurse with six and a half years of clinical experience, having gained her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing at CPIT in 2009. In addition to this, she is a qualified Canine Behaviourist and Puppy Trainer, having gained a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Psychology and a Certificate in Puppy Training through correspondence study via British College of Canine Studies. In amongst all of this she has also gained her Bachelors degree in Science (Biology) with focus on animal behaviour papers at the University of Canterbury in 2014.
Kimberly joined us in Christchurch after living in Auckland where she did a vet nursing internship and worked at the council dog shelter. Working in the shelter environment, she developed many skills such as general obedience training, temperament testing and handling of all kinds of doggos.
Kim gets a lot of steps during the days, pounding the pavement (& grass) with our doggy pals and then goes on to run the Puppy Preschools and Teen Pups classes in the evenings and even tackles some administrative duties. She's a true superstar!
Kaiya is a qualified and well experienced behaviourist. She comes from the semi-rural life, growing up around horses, motorbikes and, of course, dogs.
As well as her extensive behavioural background, she has been part of the dog show world for a long time also.
She has two boys, of the human variety, and one big boy of the doggy variety. Denzel is a gorgeous, cruisey dude who sometimes accompanies Kaiya on her behavioural visits to help other dogs build their confidence.
Sarah comes from a farming background so has grown up around all sorts of animals. She also has a background of Vet Nursing, working in a vet clinic environment before having her twin children.
Now that the kids are at school, Sarah spends her days with the group walking doggies who absolutely adore her.