From some strange reason, training dogs was my biggest dream for as long as I can remember. - It seems like I was born with a dream to train dogs 🙂 My childhood was all just one big attempt to get my parents, completely not-dog-people, allow me a dog...
As a little kid, I was searching streets to find all stray and lost dogs there were and try to train them. I stopped eating meat when I was 7, originally because I needed all the meat I could get for training dogs from the streets. Or, when there were no dogs – cats.
When I finally did get my first dog, I thought I’m in heaven. Most people would feel like in hell. Aiken was a really difficult dog to train for an 11-year-old. Unlike stray dogs, he wouldn’t go crazy for my sandwich. But he was a great teacher. He fought against all training methods that were in use at that time and taught me to think outside the box.
I never in my life read a book on agility training or watched a video, everything I know is “go out, try and see”. That’s how I thought of my famous method for running contacts and cik&cap turns. As more and more people got interested in my training methods, I got to do what I always dreamed of - train dogs. All the studies that I finished were just to postpone a horrible day D when I would have to go to a job and leave my dogs home alone. 9 to 5 job was always a horror to me. School on the other hand, was always easy, I finished both primary and high school with the highest score on the final exam in our school, got a stipendium for talented students because of that, finished studies of philosophy and journalism at University of Ljubljana and almost went on with PhD studies – but then realized that’s just another try to avoid a normal job and that I don’t need that anymore. I can do now what I always wanted: play instead of work 🙂 My childhood dream came true and I'm for ever grateful to all who supported me on my path.