Thomas has been training dogs for almost 20 years. He teaches popular gun-dog seminars all over Europe and worldwide online. Thomas has owned and trained dalmatians, a rottweiler, three German pointers and an English setter before, and is currently training border collies, working cocker spaniels, and German wirehaired pointers. Thomas does mostly herding and field training at the moment, but has also successfully competed in obedience and search and rescue.
Thomas enjoys shooting over his cockers and German pointers, and is trialing successfully with all his gun-dogs. He has several placements in winner’s class in Sweden with his cocker and earned a Certificate of Merit at the Swedish Cocker Championship last year.
Thomas greatest strength is his experience with many different dog breeds and dog sports and his practical and goal-oriented approach to training.
Saturday + Sunday, December 2-3
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Field Trial Foundations seminar
This seminar is for the trainer who wants a solid foundation for gun-dog training using positive reinforcement. The foundations are similar for pointing dogs, spaniels and retrievers, so all gun-dog breeds are welcome to this class.
The seminar will cover the following topics:
- Rewards in gun-dog training and self control
- Stop signal and steadiness
- Retrieving foundations (picking up, holding, delivery to hand)
- Go outs and directions