Introduction Jouni Orenius
Jouni is a 31 year-old man from Finland with a master´s degree in economics.
He works full time instructing agility in Sweden and abroad as well as online. Jouni started agility in 2005. One year later he won the Finnish national qualification for the FCI world championships.
2008 he got the bronze medal in FCI WC in Finland and won the nordic championships with his first border collie Yoko.
Now he competes with his second border collie Neela. They already represented Finland in the 2012 FCI WC when Neela was not even 2 years old. Now at the age of 4 Neela has also been competing in European open as well as in the 2014 WAO where she won the Snooker in 525 class.
And this is what Jouni an Isabelle tell about their philosophy:
“We have a lot of seminars together in Sweden and abroad. Our training does not base on a specific method. We consider that both dogs and people are different which is why you have to adjust for the specific needs of each individual. In our training we also believe in quality over quantity and in fact spend more time in maintaing both the mental and physical health of our dogs than in actual agility training. Agility for the dog is an extreme sport which is why it is an absolut necessity to preventively take care of the dog´s physical well being.
When training our dogs we pursue independent obstacle performance and understanding for both verbal and non-verbal cues. What comes to agility handling we follow certain principles such as motion, upper body etc. to keep our handling as effective as possible. We like to move a lot on the course. This does not mean that you have to be a sprinter but we will push you to use your own movement more effectively as we believe it to be the best way you can help your dog on the course.
But again every handler as well as every dog is different and the key is to find a solution that works for you and your dog!”
Courses with Jouni Orenius