I have been training dogs since early 90-ties starting as a helper, later also A and B parts. Dogtraining is for me a passion I really enjoy.
I have competed at world championships 9 times with my different dogs (2 times FCI IPO, 1 time FCI IPO-FH, 3 times FMBB IPO and 3 times IDC IPO).
Best place at IDC IPO, 10-th place (Apolda, 2009)
In have achieved several podium places at Estonian championshisps with different dogs in IPO and also IPO-FH.
As FCI IPO judge I have previously judged:
- 2016 Rottweiler World Championships in IPO (part A)
- 2015 Bouvier World Championships in IPO (part C)
- 2019 Finnish IGP-FH championships
- 2019 CACIT IPO in Latvia (part A)
- 2017 CACIT IPO in Finland (part C)
- 2016 Latvian German Shepherd Championships in IPO (A, B , C)
- 2016 Finnish Dobermann IPO Championships (A, B, C)
- 2016 CACIT IPO in Finland (part A)
- 2016 Finnish Rottweiler Championships (parts A, B)
- 2014 Vilnius (Lithuania) Cup in IPO (parts A, B, C)
Also several times Estonian different breeds and all breed championships.
I will be judging 2020 FCI IGP-FH championships
I have been participating in FCI annual training seminars for judges 5 times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018).
I am member of FCI Utility Dog Comission since 2005.
2003-2006 Member of the Board of Estonian Kennel Union
2006-2008 Chairman of the Council of Estonian Kennel Union
I speak English, Finnish and Russian.
I like the part of tracking in IGP a lot. From one side I consider tracking the most natural part for the dog out of the three IGP disciplines, but from other side it is also themost difficult one for the handler as it is quite of difficult to understand how the dog feels at every moment while tracking and how he understands the training process. When I see good tracking dog totally diving into the tracking work with the right attitude and utilizing its âwild animal skillsâ it is really fascinating.
Tracking must be judged by the FCI rules the same way as other IGP disciplines. Of course there are also minor differences in interpretation of the rules, that makes diffferent judgesâ evaluations a little different. I understand that IGP and FH have been created to evaluate working dogs. This means that the power and attitude inside the dog are as important as the technical skills. It is also underlined in the rules that dogs must be active, powerful and show the will to fight and win in all disciplines. I want to see the exactly same qualities in tracking. The dog must show clearly a positive attitude towards the track - he should like to work the track and solve upcoming problems in an active way. Of course the work must be also technically precise at the same time. As of article indication, the small mistakes in article position are not as relevant when dog is acting confident, active and powerful while showing them. Ideally of course the position of the article is also perfect.
I make several tracking seminars in yearly basis in different countries that has also given me a lot of insight about tracking behaviour of different dogs in various weather and terrain conditions. More info about me can be found at my home page https://aivooblikas.com/
I wish everyone a good competition and lot of success!