Training/Diplomas

ATN/FSVO recognized Dog Trainer
ATN certified Animal psychologist with specialisation in Canine behaviour counselling
Certified BAT Instructor (CBATI)
Certificate of Excellence for completion of Living & Learning with Animals (LLA)
SFAL certified Adult Trainer
Accredited by the FSVO as well as by the cantonal veterinary offices of Geneva and Vaud (Profiles 1/1+)

Dogs and me, it’s a long story…

Ballade en familleFidjieIt all started with Tom, the Welsh Terrier, who arrived when I was just 1 year old…
My whole family still remembers my “when I grow up…” statements which always seemed to end with something linked to dogs! How logical that I got my very first summer job working for a local breeder, and invested my salary in a precious little Bichon Frisé called Fidjie.
With her, I really caught the bug: from one training book to the other, from basic education to tricks in the living room and in the garden; as a 16-year-old can be, I was quite proud at my little companion heeling, reliably coming when called and… howling on command :-P .
Roxy

Roxy, the Tervuren, came to stand alongside my mother in some of her toughest times, granting her priceless support. It is also with her that I first stepped into a training club and discovered agility and obedience sports.

 

 

PetBook_VincianeDeBruyne_026In 2009, Eija joined my adventures, and in 2015 Flam came to complete the Team; between sports, tricks and search rescue training with Redog, I learned so much since they’ve come my way. Getting to know each other, learning to understand each other, growing together to become a team, finding a synergy to advance as a team, never easy and yet always enthralling…

I decided to live my passion and kinship towards dogs to the full by combining it with my experience in adult education. After 3 years of studies about canine ethology and dog training, I now enjoy each opportunity to side with those that choose to share their daily adventures with these wonderful companions. The road of a human-dog-team can be sometimes exhilerating, sometimes constricting, sometimes stressful. We learn through this every day, and so do they, this is perhaps the greatest beauty of the adventure!