seminars and training

The training with our dogs is based up to:

- Recognize the characteristics of our dog,
- Analysis of these characteristics, associated structure possibilities,
- Promotion of desired characteristics,
- Block unwanted characteristics.

We rely on scientifically recognized learning ways of animals and over years a thought out concept in the basic structure.

With over 35 years experience in the dog training Armin saw many things, practiced himself, which did not lead to actually desired success. In the 80's no dog goes joyfully and attentively nearly beside his handler, the most only correctly. Like so often, the people knew it at that time not better. In this time some handler thought about, how to teach a dog to show the work joyfully. That was the time, where many dogs joyfully and attentively, but partly performed their work much incorrect.
At the end of the 80's, at the beginning of the 90's some handlers managed to perform happy working dogs on big competitions. Here, however, lacked the correctness of the positions, but this was not criticized by the judges so strong. It was the time when people saw a happy working dog rather than a listless behavior. At the end of the 90's, dogs were presented that seemed to be happy and working properly with their handlers. The ratings by the judges were correspondingly high. Instructors with corresponding ambitions had to question their training methods and not infrequently change them. A decade later, with the spread of knowledge, nearly all dogs showed a big motivation in correct positioning and practice execution.
But here, too, experienced dogs that showed a false motiviation. And even today, we still see many dogs showing pacifying gestures, stress, restlessness and other undesirable symptoms at work in all departments. Unfortunately, such behavior is often confused by many people with drive. But the experienced judges or handlers also observes and analyzes the body language of the dog.

Only a few, good handlers are able to train their dogs in a way that we look full esteem.
These dog handlers not only have a good dog, or just the right thing for the cause. They have been practicing this sport for a long time and have the right attitude towards the animal and training.
In almost all cases these professionals have not taken their knowledge and skills from books or videos.By refinement of training and extension of the knowledge conditions today again some few good handlers are in the situation to train their dogs in such a way, that looks very gladly. Our full respect. These handlers do not only have simply a good dog, or have the "right hand" for these things, they operate this sport already for a very long time. This professionals don't have their knowledge from books or from videos. They have their abilities by thinking about it very intensively, asking or looking to other "professionals", in order then, under their guidance understand themselves, to even practice.

Also me this knowing and being able are not into the lap to please. It is rather a product of many pieces of advice, discussions for hours in several clubs, last-finite trying out and the realizations resulting from it.
We won also setbacks to accept to have, but finally again experiences. If within the training, or also on examinations, determined dogs shows unwanted behaviours, Armin foresee that mostly already; and legend it then also. Many handlers ask him then:  "Why did you know that?"  or "Why did you saw that already again?" The answer is simple: "experience in these things!"
Now we could think for ourself: "It never minds what problems other handlers have." That is not however our kind, because finally some very good people helped us, and we mentioned, like already, even also from others learned. That will also still like that be hopefully also in the future, because IPO sport and its teach wares will always develop themselves further.
Today, also scientific findings from behavioural research are included in the training.

Those, which are not ready to take part in this development remain on the distance. Also for those persons are examples enough existing. Correctly good IPO sport is nowadays high classic sport, very time-intensively, requires teamwork and it works primarily with the head of the handlers.

Prick collars and E-Collars are not always the perfect solution. Rather problem recognition, initial consideration and a due portion knowledge.

From these considerations, we are ready to pass our knowledge and Armin's experience on in theory and practice.

seminar offers:
So far, it has probably spread that I a maximum of 4 courses per year lead, to maintain the quality and individuality.
Therefore it is advisable to adapt early with us.

Learning by Doing (part 1)

Roughly outlined the training covers:

- A view of that we want to demand or what we demand to our dog,
- Recognition and analysis of the characteristics of our dog,
- Structure of a dog, producing the right and true motivation,
- How to teach dogs (Kinds of learning),
- Setting signals as trigger mechanism for certain behavior,
- Attention wake and strengthen, process of training,
- Absorption, Adherence, Safeguarding of the training we do.

A more detailed theoretical part with a special portion over reactive and active learning behavior and their practical application in the training for practice, particularly obedience, can be offered likewise.

Also the discussion over dogs with a negative experience in the training or the stimulation-reaction-learning are possible. In practice the theoretical beginnings are used. If desired, problem treatments and their solution can be the center of attention with advanced dogs. According to the principle "Learning by Doing" I will work in each department with dog and handler.

I think that it's important not to point out only the possibilities. The participants must get the opportunity to learn the process in order to use it practically with their dog independently.
Also the training of helpers for the Abtlg. C could be also included.

Learning by Doing (part 2)
This is a seminar for handlers who had visit the first seminar or practice this kind of training. The communication and training will be more intensive.


"only protection work"
A special seminar for helpers and/or competition helpers. I always see problems with grips, regarding an obedience in the whole protection work.
Here Armin will explain how a structured "building up" at the dog will work. Both – technical processes as well as emotional stakes are explained.

Good for the training program in the club and also for use at competitions.

tracking seminar
At this seminar Armin will show how to build up a young dog. But also how to solve problems at older dogs will be shown and explained.


If you or your club members have interest, please contact me.





other seminars
In the years 2002 and 2003 Armin was active with the Westfaelisches Studieninstitut Münster as a guest lecturer.
Here were offered two seminars by him with the following topics:

1. Evaluation of dangerous dogs by the law.
It was specially for people of the local order and veterinarian authorities. They were instructed, which correctly estimate different characters of dogs due to their body language, and convert in measures to the laws.

2. Practical handling of dangerous dogs.
Here I instructed coworker by environmental or offices for order, social services or refuse economy enterprises of the municipalities the behaviors of dangerous dogs.
How to estimate behaviors and how to minimize so the self-endangerment as far as possible.

Since 2006 as guest-lector at Studieninstitut Westfalen Lippe:

3. transport of lost and found dogs
A following seminar for the local order and veterinarian authorities, which deals with the characteridentification of dogs and the removal of lost dogs.

4. "animals in the law"
In 2002 by Armin and others one well 60 sides comprehensive seminar work was written with the topic of "animals in the law".
It was concerned with the question whether dog training is located in the context of the IPO-sport meaningfully and in conformity with the following a regional law defaults.
Here it could be represented descriptive that a kind and fair education and training of our dogs only can be helpful for the well-being of our social structure.