Nicole is a certified professional dog trainer who has helped dog owners effectively communicate, bond, and modify unwanted pet behavior for over fifteen years. Along with pet obedience and behavior modification, Nicole has trained police, military, and service dogs. Aside from training PTSD service dogs, Nicole also teaches pet obedience classes as well as comfort/crisis dogs for another non-profit based in Chicago, IL. Some of her past clients include former St. Louis Cardinal players, St. Louis Rams players, police and military k-9 handlers, and local St. Louis television personalities. In her free time Nicole trains and competes with Tag, her three-year-old Australian Shepherd, in AKC agility. Nicole is also the author of nine novels.
Alan Pennington lives in Edwardsville, IL with his wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Kate. Alan is a Vice President with Matrix Consulting Group – a national public sector management consulting firm based in Mountain View, California. Alan and his family are the proud owners of Huck, who was rescued from the local Humane Society. Huck is involved in the Got Your Six Therapy Dog program.