For as long as I can remember I have wanted to have a dog. My great wish finally came true more than 20 years ago, when I got Toby. After I got him I did what every book advised – I took him to dog school. And that is how it all started. It ended with me having 5 dogs, and living a life as a dog trainer. After a long and succesfull agility career we are testing ourselves more seriously in what used to be my favourite hobby - IGP and sheepherding. You see, when it comes to dogs – I am a workaholic. Besides training my dogs and teaching both obedience and agility as well as training dogs for movie production and personal use, I am also a licensed IGP helper, which is something I really enjoy, but I don’t do often enough... I studied at Faculty of Sports, and am a big fan of sports and theatre.
I always try to find time to test myself and my dogs into as many different challenges as possible. We are having fun with rally obedience, frisbee, tricks, area search and more....
I am working as an agility and obedience instructor for several years; some of my agility students are competing in a highest level of agility (European Open and World Championship).
I do believe versatility is a very positive thing in dog training. It gives you better understanding of your dog, different training ideas, and most of all – it is FUN. I am not a big fan of rules, systems and strict methods, as I am a firm believer of an individual approach. I do believe however it is best to keep things simple and that training should always be fun for both, handler and the dog.