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Els Vidts – Australian Seminars and Profile August 2016
Els Vidts, trained physiotherapist and osteopath and director of the FreeDogz Education Dog School, was invited by Lets Walk to host a series of seminars in Western Australia in 2016.
The seminars focused on the importance of comfortable walking equipment, long leads and advice on how to ensure walks with your dog are a mutual pleasure and not a routine chore.
Both Ends of the Lead
Finding the right balance between freedom and guidance while walking your dog can be a challenge. Pulling on the lead, lunging at cyclists or barking at people can make what should be a relaxing walk stressful for you and your dog.
Belgian canine welfare supporter Els Vidts is passionate about improving relationships between dogs and their owners. In 2013 Els completed the renowned International Dog Trainer Education program run by Turid Rugaas in the Netherlands.
This training, coupled with her earlier career as a qualified physiotherapist and osteopath, offered Els an insight into common problem behaviours that dogs and their owners experience while walking.
Join Els at this one-day seminar where she will share her knowledge through case studies and step-by-step guides to ensure walks with your dog become a mutual pleasure and not a routine chore.
- The importance of comfortable and correct walking equipment – harnesses, halties or collars
- Step-by-step planning for a successful walk
- Understanding problems commonly experienced when walking with dogs
- Lead length – it does matter
- Promoting social walking and socializing
Events – Perth & Busselton
Perth Sunday 7 August 2016
9am – 4pm
Bob Daniel Community Centre
891 Beaufort Street
Inglewood WA 6052
Morning and afternoon tea provided
BYO lunch (lots of cafes close by)
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PH. 0417 787 933
Els Vidts Profile
Els Vidts is a trained physiotherapist and osteopath and director of the Belgium based organisation, FreeDogz Education Dog School.
Els is passionate about canine welfare and improving relationships between dogs and their owners. In 2013 Els completed the renowned International Dog Trainer Education Program conducted by Turid Rugaas.
This training, coupled with her training as a physiotherapist and osteopath offered Els an insight into the wide range of physical and behavioural problems that dogs and their owners experience while walking.
Els also developed informational posters describing the anatomy of a dog’s neck to illustrate how important correct equipment and appropriate handling skills are in protecting sensitive neck structures from injury. These posters have been translated into 12 different languages with Portuguese and Korean soon to be added. They are free to download from her website www.freedogz.be
The Freedogz Education Dog School also offers:
- Private consultations, workshops, seminars and lectures
- Training for owners and dogs, with an emphasis on solving behavioural problems to ensure enjoyable and relaxed walks
- Recreational tracking courses – all dogs have the ability to track, but in tracking classes the dogs are given the opportunity to develop their talent in a fun and mentally stimulating environment
I believe we should all allow and assist the ones we love to develop their own talents and thrive