Ben GuertsK9 Solutions Australia
Ben has 16 years experience as a qualified Military Working Dog Handler in both the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. Ben has completed postings as an NCO Dog Handler at nearly every base in Australia, the last being the Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce, Perth as SNCO in-charge.
Ben has raised and developed a large number of dogs from pups through to adults that have gone on to be both certified as military working dogs and combat assault dogs for use within elite units of the Australian Defence Force.
Jason KellyK9 Solutions Australia
Jason worked for 9 years as a qualified Military Working Dog Handler in the Royal Australian Air Force and was recognised for outstanding achievements throughout his defence career.
His last role in the military was as Kennel Master at the Royal Australian Air Force Canine Development Cell Program, which ran up to 60 dogs at any one time.
Jason served in a Dog Team Deployment to East Timor and K9 Trainer deployment to Afghanistan within the Special Operations Task Group.
NePoPo – A Lesson In Deep Theoretical Practice
K9 Solutions Australia’s “NePoPo® – A Lesson in Theoretical Practice” seminar held in October 2019 was a game changer for many…and now it’s coming to Melbourne, Australia.
Participants thoroughly enjoyed a deep dive into the theory of dog training, in particular NePoPo®. The seminar challenged each attendee in their own way, and all reported learning more than they thought imaginable in a week. The course was paced to challenge but not overwhelm, to entertain but also teach.
In attendance were companion dog owners, pet dog trainers, IGP trainers, professional dog trainers and military working dog handlers and all participants improved beyond our expectations. It was a huge success.
After the dust had settled and people had the chance to discuss with others what they had learnt, K9SA received a substantial number of requests to hold another seminar. This upcoming Melbourne seminar is a result of some of these requests.
NePoPo®, it’s not a cult, just an excellent training system that aims to produce dogs who perform behaviours reliably, with their heart and soul, even when they’d rather not.
This is your chance to discover what all the fuss is about for yourself, from two highly experienced, highly regarded industry professionals with combined experience of almost three decades.
A note from Brad Griggs, CSI Director:
“NePoPo has been around for years, and the old NePoPo laid the foundations of some of the world’s most trusted and proven dog training systems used today.
Whilst the new system is yet to be proven in quite the same way, it’s extremely interesting, and represents a quantum leap forward in thinking for the majority of dog trainers that invest in the education.
Ben and Jas are bloody good at what they do. From dogsports to LE/MIL/GOVT type work, they’ve got runs on the board in the dog training world that only a select few in Australia manage to ever attain.
Though there are now many people qualified to teach NePoPo branded seminars, there are very few anywhere that have the ability to do so from a background of such deep industry experience and specialist expertise.
The K9SA lads think a little differently about things to some folks, and this is a huge strength that they bring to the table when presenting their take on NePoPo.
This learning opportunity means you’re not only getting exposed to NePoPo, but also get the benefit of the understanding, interpretation and practical experience that comes with K9SA’s almost 30 years of combined professional and personal experience.
I’m personally very careful of the quality of information and instructors I invest time in exposing myself to, and with that in mind I plan on attending this event myself.
I’m stoked for CSI to give this K9SA event a home here in Melbourne, and I whole heartedly encourage those interested in dog training personally or professionally to invest in attending this course.
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