RIVERTAILS

What started with an amazing puppy turned into a 3-generations family, filled with dedication and passion for our redheads!

Our Toller adventure started in 2009, when Suki made his entrance into our lives.  In 2010, Miwa joined the family, a wonderful girl with a very soft temperament.  The combination Suki x Miwa will always remain a dream as Suki had to be neutered for health reasons, but little did we know Miwa would give us 2 wonderful litters, she is a true star and we are very proud to have her as a foundation in the future of our kennel.

The younger generation is showing all the qualities we love, they are all healthy, social and active dogs. We plan our litters carefully with lots of planning, researching, hoping to find the perfect match.

All our puppies are raised in a warm home, learning dog skills from the whole group, undergoing an intense socialisation program, loved and cared deeply for from the moment they were born.  We care for their futures and love to stay in touch with, the carefully selected, forever homes, throughout their entire incredible lives.

Health, show and work results of our dogs can be found on their own pages.

OUR PASSION

A dedicated team, working together, covering physical activities and mental challenges, in various dogsport divisions, we breath life into our dogs through beautiful form and function.

THE TEAM

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen – OneMind Dogs

Marc Boeykens

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 the language of your best friend.

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 Antheunis

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 clickertraining.

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.

Since January 2019 Nicole is also a certified OneMind Dogs Instructor and incredible proud to be part of this amazing team, where the magic of learning is based on the dog’s point of view, an eye opener and the best decision I ever made.

Robin Boeykens

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.

Besides her study ‘Bachelor in Agro- and BioTechnology, Animal Care’, she also passed the theoretical exam for certified K.K.U.S.H. instructor, practics will follow in 2020.

Since January 2019 Robin is also a certified OneMind Dogs Instructor and incredible proud to be part of this amazing team, where the magic of learning is based on the dog’s point of view, an eye opener and the best decision I ever made.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

We are committed to learn and develop in every task we take on as a team.

We love to keep on learning and understanding our 4-legged friends better, to that end we follow seminars and workshops on a regular base.

Agility

  • Zeljko Gora – Agility (2 days)
  • Geertje Schijf – Rookie Stars
  • Wendy Willemse – RC ‘die je hond begrijpt’ (6 weeks)
  • Katarina Podlipnik – RC
  • Zeljko Gora – Agility (2 days)
  • Jane Elene Christensen – Agility (2 days)
  • Susan Koldenhof – RC (16 weeks)
  • Katarina Podlipnik – RC (16 weeks)
  • Katarina Podlipnik – RC Foundations (16 weeks)
  • Isabelle Emanuelsson – EO Follow Along RC (6 months)

Other dogsports

  • Toine Jonkers – IPO
  • Bart Bellon – Motivation
  • Ian Dunbar – Reliability, Motivation, Speed & Precision (2 days)
  • Dick Staal – Scent Training
  • Bart Bellon – Focus
  • MADzone – Frisbee Beginner
  • MADzone – Frisbee Advanced

Behavior

  • Cesar Millan – Pack Leader
  • Sue Sternberg – Aggression (Weekend)
  • Sonja Verhoeven – BAT Training
  • Chirag Patel – Fear (Weekend)
  • An Wesenbeek – Attention & Focus
  • Geertje Schijf – Contact & Co

Health & Body

  • Ellen Martens – Preventing sport injuries
  • Nadia Rossel – EHBO for dogs
  • Dogs4Motion – Warm-up/Cool-down routine (Agility)
  • Dogs4Motion – FUNdamentals K9 Conditioning Course
  • Dogs4Motion – Dynamics in Control
  • LPCD – Pre-Fitness Puppy Course
  • Jump for Joy – Joyfull Jumping

Others

  • Judith Lissenberg – Creative Training
  • Qimmiq – Brain Games
  • Monique Appels – Hondernemer
  • Handling Techniques 1
  • Mental Training – Tools For Life
  • How Dogs Learn and How To Support Their Learning
  • Mental Training – Tools For Teaching (active)
  • Handling Techniques 2 (active)
  • Foundation for Agility (active)