Puppy Stars is the home of Professional Dog Trainer and ABTC Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Nick Honor TCBTS, APBC, AdipAAB CTC (Hons) CDBC. Nick is a full CAB Member of the APBC and Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
I have been around dogs all my life, growing up in a very dog friendly household and I have been helping people and their dog's professionally across the UK since 2010. I am an accredited behaviourist and traininer and currently share my life with my English Setter, Sky and Border Terrier, Beanie.
I am also Chair of the Canine Behaviour and Training Society (TCBTS)
I am a graduate of The Academy For Dog Trainers - Regarded by many as the Harvard for dog trainers and a Victoria Stilwell Pet Dog Trainer (VSPDT-CDT) and Mentor.
I am an ABTC Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and a Full Member of the APBC, proud member (CDBC) of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) Pet Professional Guild (PPG), the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) # 01239, Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), Full Member Behaviourist: The Canine Behaviour and Training Society (TCBTS) an Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) ATI ABT and Fear Free professional.
As well as leading the team at Puppy Stars: Puppy & Dog Training Academy, I work alongside the Medical Detection Dogs providing behavioural support and training. I have been a Training and Behaviour advisor for the Dogue de Bordeaux Welfare, trained with the Fire Service and previously wrote a monthly column in Dog World Magazine called - Behaviour Matters, have appeared on live TV (QVC with Pet Munchies), worked behind the scenes as the Dog Expert for the final of the Apprentice and have worked wtih 1000's of dogs of all breeds since 2010
When I have some spare time, I volunteer as a fund raiser for the Medical Detection Dogs.
For a list of qualifications and CPD click HERE
Wendy is our awesome Client Manager and she will be your first port of call when making contact and will help you on your journey with us.
Wendy started her journey at Puppy Stars on 1st October back in 2012, shortly after completing Nick’s Puppy Foundation course with a very young Beanie, and she enjoyed the course so much that she wanted to be a part of Puppy Stars and now, here she is, 10 years later, still working incredibly hard behind the scenes to give clients the very best service possible.
Her hard work, compassion, dedication and professionalism has helped Puppy Stars flourish and become the successful, professional business that it is today.
She has a keen interest in behaviour and is also a fully qualified Reflexologist. Wendy has attended several seminars presented by Dr Ian Dunbar, Ken Ramirez and Dr Susan Friedman. Wendy has a Border Terrier called Beanie and a rescue cat called Taz.
Beanie is the Office Manager's Assistant and along with Wendy, has also been with Puppy Stars since 2012. Beanie has recently just celebrated his 11th Birthday and he attended Nick's Puppy Stars Puppy Foundation class when he was just 8 weeks old, back in May 2012. He decided that he liked the classes so much, that he wanted to stay!
He is an assistant trainer and video star at Puppy Stars and can often be found demanding attention from anyone and everyone who comes to visit. He has a very keen interest in squirrels.
Sky is now the senior member of the training team and has been with us since July 2020. She is always on the go and is an expert in dog behaviour. She is Nick's assistant trainer and video star at Puppy Stars.
Sky can often be found waist-deep in the most muddy puddle she can find, but oddly does not like going for walks in the rain! She has a very keen interest in sniffing and all things dog.
This is Toro, a founding team member and Nick's wonderful DDB who sadly is no longer with us. Here he is staring in a TV Advert that can now be found on YouTube
Norman is the newest member of the team and has been with us since June 2023. He is always on the go and is becoming an expert in dog behaviour. Norman is a video star at Puppy Stars and has his own Facebook group for all his fans!
Norman can often be found annoying Sky and Beanie with his endless energy. He has a very keen interest in sniffing and all things dog, just like Sky.