Passionate About Inspiring Others
As trainers we find it important to keep updating our knowledge, so every year we spend some time on CPD. This means that we have been to lectures on dog training, but Hetty is also a certified trainer for clicker training for people (TAG teach level 1). We both went to Clicker Expo 2014 and Woof 2019 including many other seminars in between 🙂
Drs. Hetty Hayes-van Hassel
Hetty studied Veterinary Medicine in the Netherlands and she also did a lot of courses in behaviour management of animals. Hetty has competed with her dogs all over the world in freestyle, heelwork to music, obedience and agility. In the previous years Hetty has been teaching dog training all over the world, but at the moment her focus is on her own two young dogs with whom she would like to compete in obedience, agility, htm and freestyle. Roo is a short hair Chihuahua born on 17th November 2018 and Quinn is a Border Collie that she has imported from Italy in October 2017. Her other passion is her horse Ziggy with whom she does dressage and Ziggy also helps socialise dogs at the dog club.
Hetty teaches our advanced and competitive obedience groups and agility. Quinn (Mind the Dog Quartz Quinn) is featured in quite a few of our prep for vets videos.
Adrian grew up with dogs and was always interested in sheepdog trials. Now, with his own dogs Rogue and Enya, he trains with the sheep. His other interests are obedience and agility. Adrian is mostly interested in teaching dogs to cope with every day life and be sociable and fun animals to be around, therefore he loves teaching the puppy and novice classes. He also teaches our agility and hooper groups.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We have had lessons from a large amount of well known dog trainers and this has helped us to develop our techniques:
Hetty has done the COAPE course on dog psychology and passed with a distinction. She has done some dog behavioural courses as well in the Netherlands and had lessons with her own dogs from Bas van Driel (Schutzhund), Charlie Wyant (obedience), Sandy Wathams (obedience), Saskia Snoeck (obedience), Bertie Harkes (obedience), Brian McGovern (obedience), Atilla Szkukalek (freestyle), Mary Ray (freestyle), Richard Curtis (freestyle), Kath Hardman (freestyle), Karen Sykes (freestyle), Joanne Hill (obedience), Stella Wyborn (obedience), Antoon Coensen (herding), Andy Nickless (herding) , Ronald Mouwen (agility), Aukje Swarte (agility), Anneke Schellingerhout (agility), Serge van der Zweep (herding), Stefano Zanini (agility) and been to lectures and demos of Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez, Alexandra Kurland, Kathy Sdao, Roger Abrantes, Kay Laurence, Theresa McKeon, Joanne Hill and Michelle Pouliot and Chirag Patel on various topics in dog training. Most Recently Yvonne Belin (freestyle 2017), Polina Il’ina ( heelwork to music 2017), Jules O’Dwyer ( freestyle 2017), Maria Brandel (obedience 2018), Anna Scelca (obedience 2018). Dr. Julie S. Vargas Ph.D, Chirag Patel, Eduardo J. Fernandez Ph.D, Emelie Johnson Vegh, Eva Bertilsson, Helen Zulch MRCVS, Ilkka Hormila,Julia Robertson, Kay Laurence, Ken McCort, Kim Monteith, Liam Landymore, Lore Haug DVM, Marty Becker DVM, Nancy Tucker, Sarah Fisher, Sarah Whitehead, Steve White, Theresa McKeon, T. V. (Joe) Layng Ph.D (2019), John Higgins (obedience 2019)
Adrian has trained with Antoon Coensen (herding), Andy Nickless (herding), Stefano Zanini (agility), Hetty van Hassel (obedience, freestyle, agility) and been to lectures and demos of Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez, Alexandra Kurland, Roger Abrantes, Kay Laurence, Joanne Hill, Hetty van Hassel, Chirag Patel and Michelle Pouliot on various topics in dog training. Dr. Julie S. Vargas Ph.D, Chirag Patel, Eduardo J. Fernandez Ph.D, Emelie Johnson Vegh, Eva Bertilsson, Helen Zulch MRCVS, Ilkka Hormila,Julia Robertson, Kay Laurence, Ken McCort, Kim Monteith, Liam Landymore, Lore Haug DVM, Marty Becker DVM, Nancy Tucker, Sarah Fisher, Sarah Whitehead, Steve White, Theresa McKeon, T. V. (Joe) Layng Ph.D (2019)