I have been training hunting dogs since 25 years – I started with spaniels and in 1997 I got my first lab Artúr, a show dog from Finnish lines. I bought my first field trial labrador in 2001., Gianna of Carinthia, a wonderful bitch.
During the years I have been taking lessons from well-known UK trainers: John Birkett, Martin Deeley, Gilly Nichols, John Halstead Jr., Ricky Moloney, Laura Hill, Leigh Jackson, Guy Bennett, Stefano Martinoli - and I am still learning.
I tried to fish out the best of their methods and syntethise them into a clearly understandable, easy to use system – even for beginners.
I have been training my own dogs and my clients according to this system – and all I can tell: it is working! They have been pretty successful and many of them even progressed to be a professional trainer by now!
Based on my training method I have made up 6 International Field Trial Champions, among other one UK Field Trial Champion, GB&Int.FTCH Blackthorn Ascella
I have been breeding working-line labradors since 2005. under the kennel name Blackthorn.
I am also an FCI overall work judge and in the the past years I have judged Workingtests and Field Trials in many countries.