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Felix Decoying a German Shepherd in Seminar 2010 Zhejiang, China
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Felix Showing Some Handling Techniques with the Lead

Felix Coaching Kathy in Heeling

Felix Coaching Michael Lee in Tracking

A Group of Attentive Students in One of Felix's Seminars in Hong Kong

Felix Teaching Hutch to Climb the A-Frame

Felix Surprising a Dog in the Hide

Felix Teaching a Malinois to Bite the Leg

Felix Talking about Teaching the Basic Position in a Seminar

Felix Decoying a German Shepherd

Felix Coaching Lim in Malaysia

Felix Working a Rottweiler

Felix Decoying a German Shepherd

Felix Explaining Training in Bitework

Felix Explaining Training in Bitework

Felix Presenting in a Seminar in Hong Kong

Felix Decoying a German Shepherd

Felix Giving Theory in Training

Felix with Genghis van de Duvetorre Teaching a Student to Decoy

Felix Decoying a Rottweiler Cross

Seminars & Courses:

Living in Belgium permanently and traveling around the world constantly for competitions and coaching other trainers, I have the privilege to be exposed to the latest and hottest animal training systems and technologies. Besides being a competitor, decoy, coach, and judge in Schutzhund/IPO, I'm also actively involved in the training of Ringsports, police service work, security, pet dogs, and canine behaviour. My combined academic education in Biological Science and firsthand experience from competing in events of the highest categories have enabled me to structure all my knowledge into specialized seminars and workshops that are highly informative, systemic, and interactive. My specialized courses include:

Family Dog Education Seminar

Day
3 Day
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for Pet Dog Owners
Number of Dogs
Maximum 15 Dogs
Themes
70% Theory
30% Practice
1.
Basic Understanding of Dog Language
2.
Rewarding Based Training
3.
Aversive Based Training
4.
Basic Obedience – (Come, Sit Stay, Down Stay, & Heel)
5.
Problems & Solutions (Toilet Training, Dominance Problem, Undesirable Aggression, Hyperactivity, Phobia, Chewing Things, Nonsense Barking, Digging, & Eating off the Street)

Canine Behaviour & Communication Seminar

Days
1 Day
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for Pet Dog Owners, Show Dog Handlers, Dog Sporters, Police Dog Trainers, & Breeders
Number of Dogs
No Dogs
Themes
100% Theory
1.
The Importance of Understanding Wolf Instincts in Training Domestic Dogs
2.
Pack Structure
3.
Leadership
4.
Understanding Dogs' Physical & Psychological States from Their Behaviours
5.
The Wolf Pack Ritual before a Hunt  

Working Ability, Selection, & Young Dog Upbringing Seminar

Days
3 Days
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for Dog Sporters, Police Dog Trainers, & Breeders
Number of Dogs
Maximum 15 Dogs
Themes
70% Theory
30% Practice
1.
The 20 Essential Elements in Working Ability
2.
The Observation, Testing, & Selection of a Working Prospect
3.
The Proper Housing, Feeding, & Kennel Management of Working Dogs
4.
The Appropriate Relationship between a Handler & His Working Dog
5.
The First Three Days of Nurturing of a Seven Weeks Old Puppy
6.
Pack Management - The Importance of the Daily Stroll
7.
The Various Types of Drives, Their Utilization & Development
8.
Positive Reinforcement - Clicker Training (Luring,  Targeting, & Free Shaping)
9.
Bitework Foundation

Schutzhund/IPO Foundation Development Seminar

Days
6 Days
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for People Interested in Competitive Dog Sport
Number of Dogs
Maximum 15 Dogs
Themes
70% Theory
30% Practice
1.
The Concept, Regulation, Evolution, & Criteria of Schutzhund/IPO
2.
The Training Cycle
3.
Schutzhund/IPO Obedience - The Basic Components that Form All the Exercises
4.
The Proper Accustoming of a Competition Dog to the Training Field
5.
Assembling the Basic Components Together to Form Each Obedience Exercise
6.
Schutzhund/IPO Protection – Basic Techniques Development
7.
Teaching the Dog More Complex Skills before Practising with the Decoy
8.
Linking All the Skills Together to Develop Each Protection Exercise
9.
Schutzhund/IPO Tracking – Scent Discrimination
10.
Laying the Scent Pad & Track
11.
Setting the Footstep to Footstep Rhythm, Teaching the Objects & Turns
12.
The Importance of Preparation, Organization, Structure, & Discipline in Training

Schutzhund/IPO Foundation Development - Reinforcing Workshop

Days
3 Days
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for People that Have Already Participated in the Schutzhund/IPO Foundation Development Seminar
Number of Dogs
Maximum 30 Dogs
Themes
100% Practice
Schutzhund/IPO Foundation Development Seminar Review & Practice

Schutzhund/IPO Technical Breakthrough Seminar

Days
5 Days
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for People Interested in Competitive Dog Sport
Number of Dogs
Maximum 15 Dogs
Themes
70% Theory
30% Practice
1.
Negative Reinforcement – Contact Training (Blocking, Leading, Pressing, & Electric Collar)
2.
Schutzhund/IPO Obedience - Strengthening the 3 Positions by Bracing
3.
Establishing Negative Reinforcement in the Basic Components by Leading
4.
Introducing Distraction in Obedience to Start Proofing the Components
5.
How to Boost Drives after Applying Pressure
6.
A Systematic Approach to the Electric Collar
7.
The Channeling of Drives in Obedience
8.
Chaining All the Obedience Exercises to Develop the Entire Routine
9.
Schutzhund/IPO Protection – Making it Pleasurable for the Dog to Actively Engage the Decoy
10.
Using the Leash in Bitework to Control, Confirm, & Comfort the Dog
11.
Raising Stimulation Level from Decoy during Bitework to Increase the Demand for Control
12.
The Channeling of Drives in Protection
13.
Joining All the Protection Exercises to Develop the Entire Routine
14.
Schutzhund/IPO Tracking – The Different Elements in Tracking (Terrain, Vegetation, Weather, Wind, Time, Length, Scent, Difficulty, Distractions, & Food)
15.
Using the Leash to Control Speed & Precision
16.
Channeling of Drives in Tracking
17.
From Training to Trial Tracking Condition
18.
Cross Training
19.
Physical Fitness for Sportdogs
20.
Trial Preparation

Schutzhund/IPO Technical Breakthrough - Reinforcing Workshop

Days
3 Days
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for People that Have Already Participated in the Schutzhund/IPO Technical Breakthrough Seminar
Number of Dogs
Maximum 30 Dogs
Themes
100% Practice
Schutzhund/IPO Technical Breakthrough Seminar Review & Practice

Schutzhund/IPO Pure Performance Seminar

Days
5 Days
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for Handlers Preparing to Compete
Number of Dogs
Maximum 20 Dogs
Themes
70% Theory
30% Practice
1.
Understanding All the Small Details in the Program to Obtain Maximum Points
2.
The Importance of Focus, Expression, Clarity, Speed, Distance, Endurance, Strength, Precision, & Consistency in Schutzhund/IPO
3.
Tracking - Problem Solving Skills, Calmness, Reliability, & Stamina
4.
Tracking - Concentration Footstep to Footstep
5.
Tracking – Problem of Going Too Fast  
6.
Tracking - Precision on Corners
7.
Tracking - Accuracy on Objects
8.
Obedience - Focus, Expression, Endurance, & Precision in Heeling
9.
Obedience - Clarity, Speed & Strength in Sit, Down, & Stand
10.
Obedience - Speed & Precision in Recall
11.
Obedience - Speed in Retrieve & Steadiness in Holding
12.
Obedience - Consistency in Jumping & Climbing
13.
Obedience - Explosiveness in Send-Out
14.
Protection – Speed, Reliability, & Tightness during Decoy Search
15.
Protection - Power, Self Control, & Position during Hold & Bark
16.
Protection - Fullness & Clarity in the Grip
17.
Protection - Self Assurance & Composure under Re-attack
18.
Protection - Speed in Out & Focus during Guard
19.
Protection - Control in Back Transport
20.
Protection - Correctness in Side Transport
21.
Protection - Confidence & Jumping Technique during Long Attack  
22.
Protection - Dominance, Drives, Explosiveness, & Control
23.
Protection - The Development of Drives & Direction
24.
How to Prevent Dogs' Anticipation to Commands
25.
The Adaptation in Training Different Types of Dogs  
26.
The Deciding & Utilization of Training Systems & Strategies
27.
A Handler's Self Control
28.
The Planning of Training Schedule & Calendar

Schutzhund/IPO Training & Trial Decoy Seminar & Examination

Days
5 Days
Number of Participants
Maximum 30 People
Suitable for People Interested to be a Decoy or People Hoping to Have a Deeper Understanding in Bitework
Number of Dogs
Maximum 30 Dogs
Themes
50% Theory
50% Practice
1.
The Different Roles & Criteria of Decoy Work for Sport, Police, Training, & Trial
2.
The Utilization of Prey Drive, Rank Drive, Protection Drive, Pack Drive, & Comfort Drive in Bitework Training
3.
Bitework Equipment Introduction & Utilization
4.
How Handler & Decoy Work Together during Bitework
5.
The Relationship between Dog, Handler, & Decoy
6.
Young Dog Development for Bitework (Drive, Grip, & Confidence)
7.
Developing Biting Techniques (Initiating, Targeting, Full Grip, Pulling, Hold, Conditioning to Pressure Phase, & Jumping)
8.
Introducing Obedience into Bitework Training
9.
How to Teach Search, Hold & Bark, Stopping of the Escape, Re-Attack, Back Transport, Long Attack, & Side Transport
10.
How to Help the Dog Channelling Drives during Bitework
11.
Problem Solving in Bitework
12.
Schutzhund/IPO Regulations

Ringsport & Civil Dog Training Foundation Development Seminar

Days
6 Days
Number of Participants
No Limit
Suitable for People More Interested in Civil Work
Number of Dogs
Maximum 15 Dogs
Themes
70% Theory
30% Practice
1.
The Concept, Regulation, Evolution, & Criteria of Ringsports
2.
Mondio Ring Obedience - The Basic Components that Form All the Exercises
3.
Staying Under Distraction
4.
Food Refusal
5.
Changing of Positions
6.
Sending Forward
7.
Off-Leash Heeling
8.
Retrieve
9.
Searching for a Scented Object
10.
Mondio Ring Jumping (Hurdle, Long Jump, Palisade)
11.
Mondio Ring Protection – Basic Techniques Development
12.
Difference in Bitework Training between Sport & Civil
13.
Teaching the Dog to Bite the Man, Not the Equipment
14.
Frontal Attack
15.
Frontal Attack with Accessories
16.
Fleeing Attack
17.
Recall during Fleeing Attack
18.
Search & Bark, Escort
19.
Defense of Handler
20.
Object Guarding

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