Nicole Veile, Trainer
“My curiosity towards reward-based training began with my first zoo internship. Astonished at how keepers could encourage their animals to perform behaviors without coming in physical contact really attracted me to positive reinforcement…”
Nicole Veile has always had a passion for canine behavior, so she obtained a degree in Biology. Since then she has read books, worked at animal shelters, volunteered for rescue organizations, fostered dogs and completed internships at zoos, all to help her grasp a hands-on experience.
She is now a passionate advocate for clicker training and seeks ongoing educational opportunities and experience through positive reinforcement methods. Nicole leads our group classes and guides dog owners to success through New Puppy Consultations and Express Sessions. Nicole is currently working on her certification as a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner!
B.S. Biology, Missouri State University
Dickerson Park Zoo, Springfield, MO
St. Louis Zoo