The purpose of our Advisory Board is to help K9 NOSE gain new insights and advice to solve (business) problems or explore new opportunities by stimulating robust, high-quality conversations. The role of an Advisory Board is not to make decisions, but rather provide current knowledge, critical thinking and analysis to increase the confidence of the decision makers who represent the company K9 NOSE.
Jens Frank from the Scandinavian Working Dog Institute (SWDI) trains handlers and service dogs, mainly from police and armed forces. He also has a position as Associate Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He is responsible for and working as a dog handler in, the Swedish governments program for service dogs used in management of large carnivores (bears, wolves and lynx).
Marjoleine van Doorn worked as a teacher of Chemistry and Biology. In 1991 she was introduced to SAR during a training week in Austria. She was so impressed by the work of the dog and the collaboration between handler and dog, that her passion for working with dogs arose. Since then she has been active as a SAR dog handler and later as an instructor with the Rescue Dogs Emergency Service Holland (RHH). Marjoleine has trained several dogs for the IRO (International Rescue Dog Organization). With the RHH she has been to domestic and foreign deployments many times, among other things. Her first dogs were labradors, later she switched to the Flatcoated Retriever. In 1999 Marjoleine started as an instructor in the discipline of migration dogs. These dogs are looking for stowaways on a ferry. Since 2012 she has been a full-time search dog handler for migration dogs and since 2017 she has also been a detection dog handler. With her narcotics dogs she works in schools, psychiatric institutions, TBS clinics etc. Marjoleine owns Vado Trail. Her vision: Good motivation in the dog is essential. Therefore, be honest with your dog, take small steps in your training, be critical of yourself, set realistic goals and dare to take steps back.
“It all started 2008 when I decided to get my own first dog, we had dogs in the family growing up but this was going to be my own. I actually started training dogs at a training club for two years before I found the dog I wanted. I worked as a K9 handler at a security company for about 5 years where we drove on burglary alarms and did security checks at companies and real estates. Later on I found my passion in scent detection and I have done two 1 year courses for a local company in scent detection and I have also done the 1 year course in scent detection for SWDI. At this moment I’m doing the Master Trainer Course for SWDI which I really enjoy! I’m the founder and owner of Sweden K9 Dog Training where we do courses and are about to start up a K9 group for operational work. I’m really honored to be apart of this board of advisors.”
Corinde has been training animals from as early as childhood. Through the KNPV dog sport program she came into contact with the Detection Dogs Training Institute of the Dutch Police called the SSD (Tracking&Trailing dogs and Specialist Animals) and started working there, first training dogs to be operational Police K9's within various disciplines of Scent Detection, Identification Line-ups and Tracking. At the same time as an Instructor for new police K9 Handlers within these disciplines as well as in Explosives- and Narcotics Detection. Corinde has also helped to develope various detection projects. Since 2006 she has worked with all types of specialist Scent Detection Dogs and their handlers. In her work as an police K9 instructor, Corinde seeks the connection between 'training' and the 'operational' side of the profession. This we also know as Scenario Based Training.
Animals are a big part of my life. Already 26 years I am a vet-tech at vet-clinic Winsum. In 2008 I had the honor to become Dutch vet-tech of the Year. Besides my almost fulltime job at the vet- clinic, together with my boyfriend we are already 9 years in the Dutch team Carriage driving for single horses. The beautiful thing is that I can use the knowledge which I get from my job and implement it in our sport. The health of the horse fundamental to the sport. (And that goes for every animal you use and train.) We have enjoyed 5 world championships and were blessed with a gold medal with the National team and we are individual world champion in the cones. I do not know how it is possible that I have time left, BUT I also run my own company; Improve On the Move. Because I love to train and educate people, I travel all over the world and the beautiful thing is, it gives so many opportunities to teach myself a lot of new skills from amazing interesting people. In the USA I learned about Fear Free working and that is now a big part of my life. It gives animals and humans the chance to have more fun and less stress together. https://www.improveonthemove.nl/