India – The Last Seminar (December 2016)

The 13th of Dec, at 0400 am... Ring ring, wake up call..... Wash. Shave. Coffee. And then packing luggage. (After 24 years of traveling weekly, you become damned efficient at that!) At 6 am , I get picked up by a specialised taxi company to drive me to Schiphol Amsterdam. (This is two hours driving without traffic jam.) Soon I am kissing my wife, Michael, goodbye. (Never leave home without saying ...
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Comparison of the most popular Martin System™ Collar Receivers and Transmitters

Comparison of the popular receivers and transmitters of Martin System™
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Which Martin System™ Set Is Best For Me?

Comparison of the popular receivers and transmitters of Martin System™: design your own set!  
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Value of the electrical stimulation for Martin System products

Value of the electrical stimulation for Martin System products
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NePoPo® is a Trademarked Name

NEPOPO® NePoPo® is a registered trademark. It is a registered trademark because there is an expectation of what NePoPo® means. A registered trademark means that by law the trademark can only be used with permission. There have been a lot of NePoPo® Seminars over the decades! And we are happy that there is interest in the NePoPo® System and that more and more people use it worldwide. Only St...
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The Chameleon® Tactical Transmitter (CTT®)

The CTT® is expected to be ready for a January 2018 launch. Here is the manual: CTT Manual    
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Review of Chameleon® Products: CTT®, Chameleon®, Extenders and Feathers

This is a recently published article about our Chameleon® products. By Philippe Dhont: "Since there are a lot of people who are interested in the Chameleon® equipment, I decided to make a review about it. It's not only a review about the current Chameleon® equipment but also about motivational training, connectivity, featured Chameleon® products and other stuff... It is titled "Motivationa...
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NePoPo® Silver School Testimonial

This testimonial speaks for itself and answers a lot of questions better than we could: NePoPo® School Testimonial
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Demystification of E-collar Prices

This little commentary was written in December of 2015. It is a good reminder. The Demystification of E-collar Prices
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Turning the Page…

After arriving home from India around Christmastime, it was almost the New Year and certainly a new year ahead for us with no more seminars on the horizon. We refected on all the places we have been and the people we have met over the course of more than a decade. It was Bart's desire to put on record one last Newsletter to sum it all up. And here it is: Marahadja, GuruBartBellon®NePoPo®Cham...
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Informative Links to help you set up and use your PT3000 Chameleon® II Collar Receiver and Finger-Kick !

The following list of videos can be found below: FAQs : Pairing the Transmitter with the Chameleon® II FAQs : Turning the PT3000 Transmitter On and Off FAQs : Tip to not lose your FK ! FAQs : Pairing the Finger-Kick to the PT3000 Transmitter The function of Good Contact Points FAQs : Contact Measurement FAQs :  Cable Charging Why Insulated Contact Points? FAQs :  Induction Charging FAQs ...
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ELECTRONIC COLLAR COMPARISON

Philippe Dhont, an electrical engineer, has independently and voluntarily written an article about tests he performed investigating the electric signal produced by commonly used electronic collar brands. In the article, he examines the signal and the quality of the signal and makes a comparison between the brands. Here you can find the Conclusion of the Article. "...CONCLUSION After analyzing t...
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Sotiris Kountouras Interviews Bart: Interviewing Dog World

Click on red to view video: Interviewing Dog World: Bart Bellon (interviewer Sotiris Kountouras)
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The Revolution Continues

This video shows the new features on the latest Chameleon® II. This product expected to be available in August of 2016. Click HERE to watch the video.
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Where to Position Contact Points and Different Contact Points Available for the Chameleon®

Odin on the pedestal
This video shows how and why contacts can change position on the Chameleon® and different options that are available for the Chameleon®.   https://youtu.be/YH1TRGwPWTA
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Why Do We Call the Chameleon®: the Chameleon®?

The Chameleon® is aptly called the Chameleon® because it adapts visually and functionally as a Chameleon® -- blending in -- wherever you go.   https://youtu.be/P7O0d0vjU8c  
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Contact Measurement and Why That is Important

This video gives information on how the Chameleon® Collar Receiver checks for contact using the Martin Systems Patented Stimulation á Sensation Constant (SSC) which has been licensed by Michael and Bart Bellon for the Chameleon®. The SSC measures the contact and also automatically and immediately adapts the output if the resistance changes on the dog's neck so that the sensation stays the same for...
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What is USB Emily?

USB Emily
USB Emily is a usb stick that allows you to customise your Chameleon® or your Micro Collar from Martin Systems. USB Emily can change parameters  at selected individual levels or at all levels. The type of electricity can be continuous or pulsed. You can change the sound and vibration and the LED lights. You can also enable or disable: the clicker; contact measurement ( with options: at start, peri...
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What is the NePoPo® School ?

As many people have questions about the NePoPo® School, we have made a generic brochure that tells a little bit about the School. Click  here to view the brochure. For more information, contact michael@bartbellon.com. If you look at https://bartbellon.com/nepopo-training/nepopo-events/  you will find the School information. There is also a menu that enables you to chose a location (e.g. Asia...
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Newsletter#43: Bart Bellon Seminar in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Ipoh is the capital city of the State of Perak in Malaysia. Seventy percent of Ipoh’s population have their origins from China. Ipoh is one of the largest Malaysian cities with a population of over 750,000. Ipoh used to be one of the most important cities in the world due to being the world’s biggest exporter of tin. Nowadays, Ipoh is a huge tourist town. Ipoh is known for... ...
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Newsletter#42: A Year in Review: What Did We Learn?

The seminar in Mexico was Bart’s last seminar for 2013. There were fantastic young dogs in Mexico. The good young dogs are trained too quickly in the competition drills. The dogs don’t learn any fun in the exercise that way. Having that quality of dog means that the product can be world class with appropriate NePoPo® training. There is no rush. Time takes time. Modern training is about Heart and S...
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Newsletter#41: Bart Bellon® in Nafplion, Greece

If you are a child living in Greece and you are learning the history of your country, you have a lot to learn: Prehistoric Greece (Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Early Iron Age); Ancient Greece (Archaic Greece, Classical Greece, Hellonistic Greece, Roman Greece); Byzantine Empire (Economic prosperity, Artistic revival, Fourth Crusade); Ottoman rule; Modern Greek State (World War I and the Greco-Turkis...
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Newsletter#40: Five Weeks in Germany

Top trainers of today are: the guys from old school that introduce the new style by using positive training mixed judiciously with the old school stimulus control; and, the totally new people with their minds open who learn in NePoPo® (which includes a large component of the younger generation). Briefly, the trend we saw in Germany was like we see all over the world: there is not enough spontaneou...
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Newsletter#39: The Highway to Hell… from Pilsen to Prague to Brno

The highway from Pilsen, to Prague, to Brno... It was dubbed “the highway to hell” by the Czech people due to the dilapidated state of the road. It was a rough road, and when you drive on it, your car gets a certain rhythm, a harsh rhythm. It’s a rhythm that can fit with one of Bart’s preferred songs by AC/DC called “Highway to Hell.”... What Bart found at the end of the highway to hell was quite ...
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Newsletter#38: Russia… NePoPo®… Go Go Go!!!

Bart was in France on October 5-6. The seminar he gave there took place near Lyon. This seminar was organized largely by people who live in Switzerland (one and a half hours east) where they are strictly regulated by the apostles of morality, and for that reason, there will be no people named. These are the kind of seminars where the seminar is only admitting people who are well known to the organ...
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Newsletter#37: Younger and Younger Trainers are Getting Better and Better

The tendency at seminars is that the participants at the seminar are younger and younger (between 20 and 40). They have a big future with their knowledge. The participants are better and better trainers. Bart saw so many good dogs and handlers at this seminar. He was impressed. Bart’s advice to them is: Go see as many seminars as possible and always think analytically: what are the consequences fo...
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Newsletter#36: Cola Light or Coca Cola??

Miguel Salvador did an exceptional job organizing the seminar in Alicante. Bart was well taken care of in Spain at a relaxing hotel. He opted to stay in his hotel on the evening of the 20th after being picked up from the airport so he could go to bed early and be fresh for the weekend. The participants at the seminar all stayed together at the location of the seminar. The venue consisted of little...
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Newsletter#35: ITALY !

Bart’s seminar in Italy was well attended. All participants were from Italy (with the exception of one person from Kosovo!) Bart enjoyed his time in Italy and came home marveling at all the good dogs he saw there. It appears that the organizers of this event did not wish to be identified, and we respect their wishes. Regardless of the reasons in this particular case, it is unfortunate that the war...
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Newsletter#34: The Training Revolution Has Come! NePoPo® is now in almost every country around the world!

This seminar was organized by our good friends Joël Marquet and Denise Guinnard (owners and operators of Passion Chien in Switzerland, www.passionchien.ch). There were about 55 people from France, Switzerland, and Belgium at the seminar. There was some concern about the weather on Saturday, but it turned out to be a beautiful day. On Sunday, it rained brutally, but there was a large tent with sid...
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Newsletter#33: Another batch of fine new trainers… and, understanding what we need: active dogs.

Alex Schmidt and Heidi Schütz organized a fantastic event. There was plenty of parking; there were places to walk dogs; there were 3 training fields available, one with agility equipment and one with Schutzhund equipment. There was a club house with three toilets for men and three for women, a kitchen, and a large covered alcove with picnic tables for eating or for hiding under in case of bad wea...
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Newsletter#32: Well Informed Skilled People Move Ahead Quickly Without the Burdens on the Past

Bart and Michael arrived in Ludwigsburg on Friday evening. Saturday morning looked nice and the seminar was off to a nice start at 9 am sharp with 80 people in attendence. It was a terrific group of people and some very talented dogs and dog trainers. We see that the people in the sport are getting younger and younger. Many are able (within a year or two) to catch up or pass many of their older co...
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Newsletter#31: The Desire for Basic Food Makes the Drive (Don’t Make Him Picky with Dessert Choices)

The weekend in Bramsche was enjoyable. The facilities were outstanding. Our contact, Dirk Oevermann, met us at the club when we arrived and showed us around and to our hotel where we ate well and slept early to be properly rested for a 9 a.m. start Saturday morning.... ...
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Newsletter#30: Whiskey on the Rocks… Please!!!

The organization for the August 3-4, 2013 was superb. Bart and Michael arrived in Bötzow on Friday afternoon, having left Hassleben on Friday morning. There was plenty of parking at the Hundeplatz, and there was plenty of space to run dogs. There was a sound system for Bart to use at the seminar, a well run kitchen, a bar for the evening, and plenty of shade under the tents to hide from the sun d...
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Newsletter#29: The Pendulum Swings…

The organization for the August 3-4, 2013 was superb. Bart and Michael arrived in Bötzow on Friday afternoon, having left Hassleben on Friday morning. There was plenty of parking at the Hundeplatz, and there was plenty of space to run dogs. There was a sound system for Bart to use at the seminar, a well run kitchen, a bar for the evening, and plenty of shade under the tents to hide from the sun d...
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Newsletter#28: “Aha” Moments Amongst Mosquitoes

Bart and Michael arrived in Hassleben on Tuesday evening for the 9 am start on Wednesday. Bart had just returned home to Belgium on Monday after a week long workshop in Norway. Bart enjoyed his time in Norway very much and the participants were eager to learn and utilize Bart’s NePoPo® training system....  ...
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Newsletter#27: TNT Seminar in Berlin …Bart Bellon® and NePoPo® are back in town, (So don’t you mess around)…

See me ride out of that sunset On your color TV screen Out for all that I can get If you know what I mean Women to the left of meAnd women to the right Ain't got no gun Ain't got no knife Don't you start no fightCause I'm TNT. I'm dynamite TNT. and I'll win that fight TNT. I'm a power load TNT. watch me explode.... ...
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Newsletter#26: “It’s NePoPo®, not PoPoNe.”

The Tulsa seminar was one of the most well organized seminars where we have had the pleasure to work. Kudos to the organizers and hosts. Despite the temperatures, we had an excellent “plan B” and good attendence. Participants were largely from Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri. There were sport dog people, police, AKC, agility and dog trainers.... ...
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Newsletter#25: News Flash #1

After one last seminar in Tulsa, OK, it is time for Bart to leave the United States. It has been a whirlwind tour as we have traveled from Washington, D.C. to California and seen and met many nice people and good dog trainers and enthusiasts.We will stay in touch from Europe and hope to be back in the United States in 2014. Hopefully, big news there! Stay tuned!... ...
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Newsletter#24: Bart Bellon in Fairhope, Pennsylvania

The Bart Bellon Seminar and workshop at the International Conservation Center (ICC) was attended by people from Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Maryland, Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Canada and New York. The participants were largely IPO competitors, dog trainers, police, and hobbyists. The facilities at the ICC were world class: for example, indoor facilities for working dogs, large fence...
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Newsletter#23: Electric Guitar and Classical Guitar? Can We Not Learn Both?

In dancing, there are modern dancers (i.e. Ruth St. Denis, Mary Wigman, and Martha Graham) and those who perform the more classical ballet (i.e. Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, and Rudolf Nureyev). In writing, we have New York Times best sellers, and classical literature like George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Henry James. In music, we have the rock and country genres (for example), and ...
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Newsletter#22: St. Louis, Missouri

Modern, effective, and humane dog training (where we acknowledge that the dog is smart and needs to find his advantage in doing what he must) makes training more enjoyable. Devika Christie said that the seminar with Bart “totally recharged my passion for training.” Scott Rowan wrote, “After seeing the same typical training for years, our attitudes towards the sport turn stale. Bart’s methods and e...
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Newsletter#21: If we prepare our dog for competition, do we prepare him using a Peaking System or Stimulus Control?

The peaking system is when we give help in training (positive or negative reinforcement) and then as we diminish that help, we figure out how long the dog will do the behaviors we desire with no help. Sometimes this is one training. Sometimes this is two trainings. Fewer times, this is three trainings. When the dog is no longer doing the desired quality of behavior without help, we help again (to ...
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Newsletter#20: “A Dog Bites, A Cat Scratches, and a Horse Kicks”

"My head is still totally numb from all the info from this week. I've got my note pad ready for that moment after driving for a few hours when I know my head will suddenly start throwing up training ideas. Training with Bart and Michael, and just getting to hang out with them and all the wonderful amazing like minded people who came out to share this experience, worth every penny, every minute spe...
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Newsletter#19: Let Your Dog Figure It Out!

Close to 70 people attended the Seminar with Bart BellonTM at Burgos Kennels. Bart and Michael arrived on Thursday the 5th in Fredericksburg, VA. Most of the set up was done on Friday due to rain on Thursday. Several seminar participants arrived before the Meet and Greet and helped with preparing for the event. Huge thanks to Abel Aleman who did a lot to help with the preparation of the field sett...
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Newsletter#18: “WWBD: What Would Bart Do?”

Bart arrived home from Jakarta on the 19th of March, and on the 21st, Michael and Bart were headed to Indiana for a weeklong seminar at the White River Working Dog Club. Randy and Beverly Campbell run the club through facilities at their home in Whitestown. The facility has tracking fields out front, a large Schutzhund field with multiple hurdles and two A-frames (one adjustable), a club house, an...
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Newsletter#17: Bart Bellon Seminar, March 16-17, 2013 Hosted by Ocean K9, Jakarta, Indonesia

The seminar in Jakarta was attended by 48 participants from several countries and provinces: Thailand, Malaysia, Singaport, and India; and, Lombok, Borneo or Kalimatan, Palembang (South Sumatra), Makasar (South Sulawesi), Bandung (West Java), Surabaya (East Java), and from Jakarta itself. The seminar venue was the facilities of Ocean K9 which is located near the Jakarta airport and is also close t...
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Newsletter#16: Zhejiang, China – Bart’s first trip to Asia

Upon arrival on March 7th in China, Bart was lost in the Shanghai airport. He looked for Michael Lee who is his Asian contact. He knew Michael Lee was there when he heard, “Hey, bald head! 16!” uttered in Chinese: Michael Lee knows that those are the only chinese words Bart knows! Of course, everyone got a big laugh out of that. Bart was whisked from the airport by Michael Lee and Vivien Chin and ...
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Newsletter#15: “It’s your dog and your program… Be the architect of your own training system.”

The Bart Bellon seminar and workshop in Tennessee was attended by people who live in Quebec, British Columbia, Florida, Michigan, and states in between, and although the weather at the seminar and workshop was mixed (sun, rain, wind, snow) fortunately, the Zimmerle’s had everything prepared for any occasion. There was a sturdy tent in the field area and a large heated garage with lights, electrici...
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Newsletter#14: Fuck!!! Fire Ants On My Track!

The weather in Florida was very nice, and Bart enjoyed the seminar and workshop. Bart said that the organization of the seminar was very good. There were close to 50 participants at the seminar, flying in from all over the United States and Venezuela. Bart was very impressed with the quality of dog training that he did see in Florida. If the tribes would work together, a world podium must be close...
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Newsletter#13: “Sissy is the Sister of Sassa!”

Bart finished up his RSV2000 seminar on the 2nd of December. He drove home to Belgium from Germany on the 3rd and flew to America on the 4th. Bart arrived in Washington in the early evening. At 7:30 am on the 5th, Michael and Bart were on their way to Paducah . After the Paducah seminar and workshop ( ending on December 14th ), Michael and Bart will be driving west to California from Kentucky for ...
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Newsletter#12: NePoPo: The Key to Flashy Reflex Response Behavior

Bart arrived 30 November, 2012 at around 18:00 hours in Krombach, Germany at a local club, Ortsgruppe RSV2000 Krombach. The seminar was a RSV2000 seminar, organized by Norbert Reusing and Thomas Classen, members of RSV2000. The seminar was held at the Competence Center Rhein- Main in Krombach (near Aschaffenburg), in the indoor sports hall in Krombach, specifically.... ...
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Newsletter#11: In Leon, Mexico

After arriving home in Belgium on Monday the 5th at 11 pm in the evening from Istanbul, Turkey, Bart left for the airport on Wednesday the 7th at 6 am for his flight to Mexico. Bart arrived at 11 pm EDT at the Leon Airport. After his more than 20 hours travel, Bart was welcomed to Mexico by three Fernandos: two were the organizers and one was the son of one of the organizers.... ...
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Newsletter#10: In Istanbul, Turkey

Bart is home Monday, November 5th from Turkey, and on the November 7th, he is flying to Mexico for his next seminar. After that, two more commitments in Germany and then on December 5th, he flies to the United States. He will leave Washington, DC for Kentucky on the 6th. The Paducah, Kentucky seminar/workshop at the facilities of Elite K-9 is the first of a series of seminars/workshops in the Unit...
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Newsletter#9: Seminar in Krefeld, Duitsland

Next weekend, Bart will be in Istanbul, Turkey for a seminar. He is going to Mexico the following weekend and then two more seminars in Europe. Bart will be in the States in early December for the seminar in Paducah, KY, the first of a series of seminars in the United States. Take notice: Bart is not likely to be coming to the United States often after these listed seminars because Michael is sell...
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Newsletter#8: The Changing Landscape in the Realm of Dogsport

Bart has received more and more demands for private seminars in Europe with up to four dog and handler teams. The amount of money that people are investing in the sport will pay off as professionalism will be the future. Bart is presently in negotiations with entrepreneurs to go into competition again. The Champions’ League is on the horizon. It is only a matter of time before dog sport will hold ...
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Newsletter#7: Berlin, Germany

This was a very well organized seminar in Berlin where Bart goes at least once a year. Fred Unger and the other organizers have the seminar rhythm down to a science! Bart thanks you for your hospitality. There were about 50 people from Moscow, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Hungaria, Austria, and Germany in attendence.At this seminar Bart pushed the dogs to have what he calls “more heart and sou...
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Newsletter#6: In Barcelona, Spain

The Barcelona seminar was a huge success. The hosts were phenomenal and the facilities and the hotel and accommodations were superb. It was quite hot, but the weather was good. Bart gave a seminar for 140 people from many different countries (Spain, Holland, Venezuela, Chile, Portugal, Mexico, to name a few). The seminar was translated from French (sometimes Esperanto) into Spanish. (Esperanto is ...
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Newsletter#5: End of Summer 2012

On August 25-26, 2012, Bart gave a seminar in Dortmund, Germany, organized by Marco Meyer. The infrastucture was superb, and although the first day was accompanied by fantastic weather, the second day necessitated a “Plan B”! This was all thought out ahead of time, and due to the good planning, the seminar proceeded without losing any time despite the weather. Because Bart had minor surgery on Tue...
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Newsletter #4: Prostaff Seminar in Hassleben, Germany

About 10 years ago, the Prostaff Team was formed. The Prostaff Team members are Jurgen “Jogi” Zank, Bart Bellon Frank Rottleb, Michael Kaiser, and Jens Wicher. Bart Bellon is the founder of the Prostaff Team, and while all the Prostaffs share some of Bart’s philosophy, each Prostaff has his own individual training methods. Think of it as a Venn Diagram with five circles, Bart’s philosophy being th...
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Newsletter#3: Seminar At Patrick Tiemeier’s Club in Bunde, Germany

It was another well run seminar in Bunde, but this time the weather took a turn for the worse. It was cold and windy and rainy all day on Saturday. The organizers had every backup plan in order and despite the weather, everyone enjoyed the seminar and learned a lot. There were three large sturdy tents with picnic tables underneath and all the participants were able to stay dry.... ...
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Newsletter#2: Travels and Perspectives

Since leaving America in May, Bart has been busy. He has been training at his club, Vinkenvelden Hoboken, holding private seminars, and traveling every weekend. Since the 22nd of May, Bart has given seminars in Denmark (a big week), Switzerland, Finland, and several in different parts of Germany.Michael did arrive in Amsterdam with Kimo and Thor on June 12th. Flying KLM went very smoothly much due...
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Newsletter#1: The Seminar at Burgos Kennels in King George, Virginia USA Was Well Attended !

Bart and Michael arrived Wednesday at the Hospitality House in Fredericksburg and, along with kennel owner, Rick Burgos, went to work.“We had a lot of work to do to get ready for a large crowd of about 100 people. We want this to be the standard for a Bart Bellon Seminar. We want to provide people with clean restrooms, good food, large areas to exercise and relieve dogs, and protection from the el...
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