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Jouni is a 32 year-old guy originally from Finland. Jouni has a master´s degree in economics but nowadays he works full time with agility seminars and running an agility arena in Southern Sweden together with Isabelle. Jouni started competing in agility in 2005 and during his career he has attended the FCI World Championships 5 times and has placed 3rd in the individual competition in Helsinki 2008 as well as in Bologna 2015.
Jouni is now competing with his boder collie bitch Neela. Despite her young age - 6 years - Neela is already a veteran when it comes to international competitions. Neelas best achievements - in addition to her exceptional personality - are 3 individual gold medals from WAO, an individual bronze from FCI AWC 2015 as well as 4th place in European open 2017.
Jouni also has a 2-year old border collie Leia. Leia has already taught Jouni a great deal about how to evolve in agility training through running contacts, verbal cues etc. This summer Leia started her international career and won her ticket to Crufts in England after winning an international final in KCI festival where she competed against some of the world´s fastest dogs.
In his training Jouni emphasizes the individual skills of both the dog and the handler. As we, as well as our dogs are all different we need to find individual solutions to tackle the obstacles on todays technical and fast courses. That is why Jouni is all the time looking for new ways to improve both his own handling skills as well as the dogs´ obstacle skills.