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My 31 year Career
TOP TEN National Level Rankings
(Some Ranking Stats From 1998 - 2015 NA due to basement flooding, dang!)
1st Place NA Ibizan Hound 1st Ibizan to earn this 6/1999
1st Place OA Ibizan Hound 1st Ibizan to earn this 8/1999
2nd Place NA Ibizan Hound 1st Ibizan to earn this 5/2001
9th Place NA Dalmatian 1998
3rd Place OA Dalmatian 6/1999
High In Trial & German Shepherd National Specialty 10/18/2002
High In Show German Shepherd National Specialty 10/18/2002
2016 #3 Saluki in the United States 12/2016
invited to compete in December, in Orlando, FL
2017 #4 Saluki in the United States 12/2017
invited to compete in December, in Orlando, FL
5th Place CD Borzoi 7/1999
9th Place CD Dalmatian 1997
10th Place CD Dalmatian 1998
- - - - Overall Top Ten Dalmatian 1998
1st Place CD German Shepherd 10/18/2002
his score beat 84 competitors
High In Trial German Shepherd 10/18/2002
High In Show German Shepherd 10/18/2002
1st Place AG- I Ibizan Hound 1st Ibizan to earn this
1st Place AG-II Ibizan Hound 1st Ibizan to earn this
High In Trial 3 times German Shepherd
High Combined 2 times German Shepherd
1st Place CD German Shepherd competing against GSDs
5th Place CD German Shepherd competing against All Breeds
Dog World Award Ibizan Hound 1st Ibizan to earn this 8/19/1999
GERMAN SCHUTZHUND / IPO
This is an extremely difficult test.
It’s a pass or fail test, not just point deductions.
BH Ibizan Hound 1st Ibizan to earn this 11/3/2001
BH German Shepherd 11/3/2001
Most Titled Ibizan Hound, from numerous venues
CH Serandida’s Elusive Sorocco, FCH, JS, CGC, TDI, AKC OA, UKC U-AG-II, IPO BH
Canine Training By Mystic Moon, Inc.
31 Years Self Employed - Teacher, Trainer, Coach, Exhibitor, Competitor
Title Holder of Dog World Awards
Won the German Shepherd Dog National Speciality, High In Trial & High In Show
Numerous High in Trial and High in Show - AKC, UKC, NADAC, ASFA
Top Ten National Ranking - AKC, UKC, NADAC, ASFA
Front & Finish
Field Advisory News
Spotter Publication of Dalmatian Club of America, Inc.
Deutscher Verband Der Gebrauchshundsportvereine
Listed here are just a few of my favorite learning experiences; and, most valued Instructors, and Coaches.
Ken Ramirez: Has been training a variety of animal species all over the world, for 40 years. This Lecture included discussing the basics of operant conditioning, and the advanced topic, by reviewing the advantage and techniques of using non-food reinforcers. Also, discussion on the strategies for handling animal mistakes in a positive way. Primary reasons for training could be physical exercise, mental stimulation, cooperative behavior (teeth cleaning and brushing, trimming toenails, inspecting inside of the ears), and general animal welfare. Secondary reasons for training an animal could be entertainment, sport, conservation, research and education.
Dr. Roger Abrantes, Ethology Institute Cambridge: “We humans have never been able to contemplate a thing without changing it; and yet the most important must be to understand, accept and respect other living beings independently of their species and race.” ~ Roger Abrantes in Evolution".
Dr. Abrantes has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and an Ethology, DHC MAPBC. He has authored 17 books in numerous languages, and numerous articles on behavior. He is probably one of the most versatile ethologists in the world. He is especially known for his views on social behavior, and it's applications to the daily understanding of pet behavior. For his working methods he uses psychology rather than power, teaching the animal new patterns patiently and efficiently step by step.
GSD National Speciality
High in Trial Obedience & Agility
David Kroyer, Canine Training Systems: Training Through Pictures with Dave Kroyer
- 2014 Hermes Creative Gold Award
- 2014 35th Annual People's Choice Bronze Telly Award
- 2014 DV Award Finalist
Ivan Balabanov: Competed in the USA National Schutzhund Champion, Vice Champion at the Belgian Shepherd Championships, and he competed on 7 Schutzhund World Teams. Ivan has demonstrated his dog training system at dozens of national seminars and on his videos, including "Obedience Without Conflict".
Yes, that is me, with a real live full blooded wolf! His eyes mesmerized me! I felt like a deer looking into headlights, I honestly could not look away. Wolf Park was an amazing opportunity to study the root body language of canines, in a variety of social situations.
At Canine Training by Mystic Moon, Inc. we believe in continued education outside the Midwest. Why outside the Midwest? Because "training techniques" differ greatly around the world, and become regional. Most trainers in a region usually have similar techniques, because they have learned from each other; and, see each other's techniques at local events.
Dr. Erich Klinghammer: Director of Wolf Park, Institute of Ethology, which is dedicated to the conservation, research, and education in the Biology of Behavior and Ecology of Animal. My stay at Wolf Park was a wonderful experience -- co-habiting with a pack of wolves, therefore learning by sight, sound and touch (at a very accelerated rate!).
Chuck Tompkins: Vice President Curator for the largest marine park in the world. He has trained over 100 different species.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers: Conducts dozens of Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops annually. APDT is a professional organization of individual dog trainers who are committed to being better trainers through education.