Theory & Practice - my experience so far
Both practical experience and theoretical knowledge are needed to insure a good quality of service. I prefer to work evidence-based which means that I will never stop learning as science is ever evolving.
Degree and certificates:
In 2017 I obtained a postgraduate degree in Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare, which, offered 2 years of free access to the published research database Science Direct, lectures from many international professionals (behaviourists and vet behaviourists) and practical experience in handling and training of companion animals (dogs and cats). This was offered by a cooperation of The University College of Odisee in Belgium, the Autonomus University of Barcelona in Spain en Davalon in the Netherlands. To view the brochure and see the content of this degree, click here.
I am a certified welfare consultant in the Netherlands who is a member of the Dutch dog behaviourist organization called NVGH.
I give many lectures in the Netherlands and Belgium on welfare and behavior. I am also a guest teacher, advisor and creator of educational content (specialized in welfare needs and emotions).
Other followed courses, seminars, workshops and lectures up till now:
Some pics of clients that I've worked with (dogs of all kinds of breeds, sizes, shapes and background):