"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole!"
A small introduction of us in a nutshell :-). We are Marc, Nicole and Robin, and we live together with our greatest friends, our dogs. Almost every minute of our free time, we spend with our dogs.
Marc trained the IPO program with Elmo, Nicole and Robin are very busy with their tollers, in agility, obedience and to inspire them, some hunting, tricks and dogfrisbee.
All our dogs are trained with the positive rewarding training method, where it all started with a clicker.
We like to help people and their dogs to grow into a promising combination, where the connection between the dog and his handler is the main goal, to become "the perfect match"! When a dog shows attention, the very first and most important step has been taken!
It started as a hobby but over the years it changed into a way of life!
Our dogs live together in harmony and it is always a joy to see them interact using their beautiful dog language. Looking at them makes us wonder if we aren't just too sofisticated as humans! To understand them better, we follow seminars from dog trainers or ethologists, listed some of them here below.
We are not only inspired by our dogs, we also have a special connection with our camera. Photography is the other passion in our family, shared by all 3 of us! !
Marc has been training German Shepherds for more than 25 years. Scent training, protection work, obedience ... the German Shepherd is a versatile dog. He believes in many cases a dog doesn't understand what his owner is telling him to do, so dog training starts almost every time with training ourselves to learn to speak clearly. His love for the Shepherd started with an intensive 4-months course as a K-9 Dog Trainer, followed by a 1-year course with a dedicated K-9 Scent Dog. Marc has also finished a 2-years course as a certified dog instructor. He also followed a 6-weeks course on T-Touch and Dog Massage.
Nicole's first dog was a Golden Retriever who brought a lot of joy and happiness in her life. Ever since she has been living with more than one dog! She shows a lot of interest in dog behaviour and tries to follow yearly seminars to learn more about our wonderful 4-legged friends. Nicole has finished a 2-years course as certified dog instructor. She also followed a 6-weeks course on T-Touch and Dog Massage. In 2017 Nicole became a certified K.K.U.S.H. agility instructor.
Robin has grown up between our dogs and became a dog trainer at a very young age. Besides the regular trainings, she also follows extra active workshops, such as Dog Frisbee, Flyball, Doggy Dance, ...! She attends the same seminars as us and is also very interested in dog behaviour. In 2017, Robin will start the veteranarian studies at the university. She also passed the theoretical exam for certified K.K.U.S.H. instructor, practics will follow in 2018. Robin & her best friends Suki & Emi make a great team!