My main occupation consists of my profession as an artist which actually involves a great deal of a mental engagement around the clock.
To avoid any serious setback of working nearly endless periods in my studio I adopted dogs as my complementary interest. In my case the dogs are a perfect excuse to take a break while spending some time in nature with them running around.
I've had dogs of all sizes from time to time, at least during the last 40 years. It all started when I got my very first dog, German Shepherd Fatima who became my canine training partner in Working Dog Association. Later I've had different breeds as Dalmatian, Giant Schnauzer, Shetland Sheepdog, Bichon Bolognese, Miniature Schnauzer etc. Other members in my family have some other breeds as well.
Quite lately I became interested in learning about dog training, behaviour, especially the subtle interactions between the owner and the dog.My first grade I got as a Dog Trainer followed by Dog Behaviorist and my final grade from the extended course in Dog Psychology.During these different courses I have had an rewarding opportunity to participate in several highly competent lectures and in the company of many skilful devotees of dog training. I am grateful for having shared so many experiences with them and as a result I got even a keener focus on learning ever more...as we say one can never get too knowledgeable.
Two great personalities and talented professionals who have influenced me most are:
Dr. Sophia Yin Veterinarian and Animal Behaviorist (1966 - 2014)
Dr. Robert. E Bailey Animal trainer The Art & Science of Animal (1936 )