Nikki Moore, CPDT-KA

Nikki Moore is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and the co-owner of Mod Dog Training. Nikki’s passion is helping people and dogs learn to work together as a team so that they can start to communicate effectively and stay engaged despite distractions. Her goal is to help them find balance, understand one another, and start enjoying all life has to offer. 

Nikki started working professionally with animals in 2004 in an emergency veterinary hospital. Since 2004, she’s worked in veterinary, kennels, and rescue but found that she loved behavior and training most because it has such a profound effect on the quality of life for people and dogs.


Caitlyn Mattern, ABCDT

Caitlyn Mattern, ABCDT is the co-owner of Mod Dog Training. Caitlyn is a military spouse who grew up in Southern California, but loves living on the Central Coast. She is an animal rights advocate and firm believer in the power of positivity as it relates to her work, personal life, and beyond. She is a graduate of California Baptist University and Animal Behavior College. Continuing education is incredibly important to Caitlyn and she is currently working toward her CPDT-KA certification. Caitlyn has experience working with dogs of all breeds and sizes and does not believe a dog is ever too old to train. She currently lives in Seaside with her husband and daughter. They have two Boxers, Gunnar and Scout, and a cat, Roger Purrling.