Workshops

“My goal is to share the power of operant conditioning with the rest of the training world, and create a much-needed shift in the minds of those responsible for shaping, conditioning, and leading.” – Simon Prins

Worldwide Workshops

Welcome to my website! I am thrilled to share my passion for dog training with you. As a dedicated professional, I travel the globe organizing workshops to empower dog trainers and enhance their skills. With a strong focus on empowerment, I believe in equipping trainers with the knowledge and techniques necessary to foster positive relationships between humans and their canine companions. Through interactive sessions and comprehensive training methods, I strive to create a supportive community of trainers equipped to handle any training challenge. Join me on this exciting journey as we unleash the full potential of dog training together. If you want information about one of my workshops,  please contact me via my contact form.

2024

Dear friends and colleagues

Thank you for being a part of our incredible journey with ACT! Reflecting on 2023 we are so thankful and proud that ACT! is growing so fast and we get so many wonderful reviews. After finishing the German book titled ‘Das Pavlov Project’, which made a huge impact under German readers, we launched at the end of 2023 the same book in the English language titled Dog Training Decoded. It’s hard to believe that just two years ago, we launched the ACT! online shop, and it has been nothing short of a resounding success. Our commitment to creativity and innovation in the realm of detection dog products has resonated with customers all around the world. We’ve moved to a much larger location to provide you with even better and faster support! Your satisfaction is our top priority, and this new space will allow us to serve you even more efficiently. We are constantly striving to provide you with the very best, and that’s why we make it a point to add exciting new products to our shop every single week. Whether it’s our cutting-edge foldable stainless steel scent wheels, our state-of-the-art electronic smart wheel, or our latest breakthrough, the Odor Matrix Box, we’re always pushing the boundaries to ensure that you have access to the latest and greatest tools for your canine partners.
 
ACT! is not just growing; we’re evolving. We’ve recently given our ACT webshop a fresh and modern makeover, which you can now find at detectiondogshop.com. We believe that the key to success is not just about having the right tools but also being in the right frame of mind. So, enjoy your training, and most importantly, be happy! Thank you once again for your unwavering support and trust in ACT!. Together, we’re making the world of detection dog training even more exciting and rewarding. Here’s to many more years of innovation and success!
 
MISSION STATEMENT
  • Empower humans and dogs alike through our innovative feedforward coaching methods,
  • Bridging the gap between the k9 training world and scientists, creating a common language, and spreading cutting-edge training technology.
  • My aim is to inspire collaboration and weed out old paradigms.
  • Equip the K9 world with revolutionary training tools, ensuring that your work is efficient, effective, and, above all, safe.
Visit my online webshop to explore our fantastic range of products. Keep an eye out for the ACT! Academy, featuring our first online courses, with more to come! And, of course, don’t forget to check out the agenda for 2024, which is packed with an exciting overview of my workshops happening worldwide! Get ready to embark on an incredible journey with me!
ACT! Workshop UK

Photo with the courtesy of Surrey search dogs (UK)

Workshop USA Joint Forces

ATK9 USA Police & Military event

Private (online) coaching

Interactive workshops

The ACT! Masterclass

With my cutting-edge online coaching program, we’ll work together to create a tailored training plan for you and your dog. Let’s outline a clear protocol that will guide you step by step toward your training goals. Using video analysis, training data, and innovative feedforward techniques, I’ll be there to support you every step of the way. Together, we’ll solve problems, overcome challenges, and unlock your dog’s true potential.I provide a variety of personalized coaching services tailored to your needs. Choose between our online remote coaching program, designed for convenience and flexibility, or opt for our one-on-one private coaching, conducted either at my location or yours. Please reach out to explore more about these possibilities and find the option that suits you best.

Consider joining one of my international, interactive workshops. Experience a harmonious blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice. Through proactive and forward-thinking coaching, I will help you to step outside your comfort zone into a space where remarkable growth and learning often occur. In general, my workshops are three days in length. With a maximum of 10 working combinations and some observers, we create a safe learning environment. There are no dumb questions and I love it if you make mistakes. Are you interested in planning a workshop for colleagues or friends? Feel free to reach out. We can design a personalized program that precisely caters to your group’s interests. See below the agenda for workshop dates and places where you can find me. 

As a coach and trainer, you understand that you are taking care of dogs and your students! You can only do that if you can show them the best version of yourself! Let me help you to become the best version of yourself. Let me introduce you to the ACT! Masterclass! Do you want to learn more about animal training? Do you want to learn more about detection dogs? Would you like to learn more about giving instruction? Do you want to learn more about yourself as a trainer and instructor? Then the ACT! Masterclass is really something for you! Because it is not always easy to be able or dare to choose your own path. So many opinions, different methodologies, assumptions, and beliefs. The ACT! Masterclass focuses on you as a person in the role of trainer, instructor, or enthusiastic fanatic dog lover.
 

AGENDA ACT! WORKSHOPS 2024

FOR MORE DETAILS ‘go to the organizer’  

February 05-10 – USA San Diego  (go to the organizer)

February  16-18 Poland  

February 23-25 Germany Untersteinach (go to the organizer)

March 02-03 Netherlands Kynagon Dog Trainers (go to the organizer)

April 06-07 Norway (go to the organizer) 

April 08-12 Austria Viena (go to the organizer) 

April 19-21 Luxemburg (fully booked!)

April 25-28 Denmark (go to the organizer) 

May 25-26 Netherlands The Art of Detection (organized by ACT!)

June 01-08 Denmark (go to the organizer) 

June 29-30 Netherlands ACT! Masterclass (organized by ACT!)

August 16-18 Switzerland (go to the organizer)

August 24-26 Germany (go to the organizer) 

September 07-08 Denmark (go to the organizer) 

September 24-01 October Canada

October 07-11 USA ATK9 (closed seminar for police & military)

November 16-17 Germany Essen (go the the organizer)

If you want more information about our workshops or you want to book a workshop in your own region,  please feel free to contact me. 

My newest book is launched in the English language in October 2023. An overview of the development of training methods and protocols for special operations. Tracking, functional obedience, detection, camera dogs, and more! 

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Seminars

Prepare to embark on an intellectually stimulating journey through my seminars, meticulously crafted to cater to the human end of the leash. These highly informative sessions delve into a diverse range of advanced animal training topics, pushing the boundaries of your knowledge and skills. Spanning one to three days in duration, my seminars are a comprehensive exploration of cutting-edge techniques. I diligently keep up with the scientific developments within the training community, allowing me to zoom in on the training secrets that will leave you astounded. Be prepared for mind-blowing updates on the latest animal research, revealing insights that will challenge your understanding. Join me as we unravel the depths of animal training and unlock new levels of expertise together.

Join my workshop

ACT! Seminar Zweden

Following an ACT! workshop will be an extraordinary experience as I present to you these exceptional workshops. These dynamic platforms provide a space for information sharing and actively engage participants in guided practice, ensuring a profound integration of knowledge. Recognizing the unique learning styles of individuals, I employ a diverse range of teaching methods, leaving no stone unturned in my pursuit of clarity and comprehension. Meticulously crafted, these workshops blend theory and practicality, offering a holistic approach covering an extensive array of captivating topics. Get ready to immerse yourself in a stimulating atmosphere where theory comes to life through immersive practice, challenging you to expand your horizons like never before.

Private training

Workshop Germany 2018

Private training will be a transformative journey of personalized, one-on-one work with you and your animals. These meticulously tailored sessions offer a rare opportunity to dive deep into a wealth of focused, information-rich content, catering to individuals ranging from novice trainers to seasoned experts. Immerse yourself in a realm of custom-designed training programs meticulously crafted to suit the unique demands of your specific environment, whether it be your home, workplace, or training grounds. I will collaborate to develop training protocols perfectly aligned with your goals in your K9 training for hobbies, sports, work, or operational settings. By setting the stage for success, we will empower you and your animals to unleash your full potential and achieve remarkable outcomes. Get ready to embrace a journey that will revolutionize your training experience like never before.

Program development & assessment

Working in the professional animal training world is demanding. Having a clear set of guidelines and an excellent program to follow will allow anyone to reach goals and milestones while staying within budget. We carefully assess short and long-term goals and custom-design plans and protocols specific to the individual or group, whether designing a new program or refreshing an old one.

A selection of keynote topics

  • Mother Nature & Animal Training
  • History of Animal Training
  • Modern Training and Innovations
  • Training Humans
  • Training Animals
  • Detection Training
  • The ACT! Odor Recognition Test
  • Training and Consequences
  • Splitters and Lumpers
  • Protocol Training
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Search and Rescue
  • Selecting Trainers
  • Training radio directional K9’s
  • Human – trainer coaching
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