Nicole Lanahan founded Got Your Six Support Dogs in 2015 after receiving dozens of phone calls from veterans distressed over the long waiting lists and high costs of PTSD service dogs from other organizations. Nicole understands the comfort and peace a dog can bring.
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 seven novels.