with him, it’s the dog that educates and sets the pace

“This dog sharing was magic. It resonated deep inside me.”

As a young adult, he had other (pre) jobs, joined the army, left, worked for a training center. He has flair. He felt that the security dog ​​had air in its sails. He obtained his certificate of dog training capacity with bites, attended Saint-Gervais-d’Auvergne (Puy-de-Dôme), authorized center, often called, became a decoy of his Bibendum costume to train the dogs.

Frantz Thielen: “Meeting a teacher made me discover other aspects of the dog. »

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“It’s all very precise and very stereotyped”, sighed Frantz Thielen, who wanted to see ahead “he’s wagging his tail, he’s happy, he’s moaning, he’s evil”. He immediately changed his life, privately and professionally, creating his first aid and fire training company.

Other parts of the dog

In the early 2000s, he had a decisive encounter with his teacher, who introduced him to other parts of the animal with the sheep dog. He followed and then led the courses. It was an intimate mess. “This dog sharing is magic. It resonated deep inside me, it boiled in my guts. It’s hard to describe as paranormal relationship.»

His childhood returned. “It’s not the same way of communication, the same culture or logic. But when you come to such a symbiosis, it’s like the clownfish and its anemone. He knew, unintentionally, that he wasn’t ready in 2005. when he welcomed Åsse, who had since joined a group of shepherds.

Sørren and Åsse, two Australian Shepherds, are Franz Thielen’s partners in training other dogs.

Sørren and Åsse, two Australian Shepherds, are Franz Thielen’s partners in training other dogs.

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He can’t make the same mistakes as Nills. In 2011, she decided at this time to live the relationship “fully”. “It was life with a capital V. I raised him like a child, with a framework, restrictions and above all, time and freedom to express himself”, explains this father of twins.

Fusional relationship

“He was a life partner. I am not his master but his guide to a world that did not belong to him in the beginning, but where he was able to adapt with incredible speed. He shared my sorrows, my fears and my joys. We have a close relationship. He has a “pocket full of anecdotes” like Nills who stops to free an old woman in a store.

The idea of ​​education came later. In a small moment. On the terrace of a cafe, on the street, witnesses of this powerful conspiracy come to question him. “They are overweight,” explains the behaviorist. “They want to achieve the same thing with their dog. He said not for long.” I have no words. I know how to feel, you can’t explain. “Until the day he was touched by the story of a young woman and her border collie, abandoned by her ex. “While I don’t know how to put a price, tell me how long, I don’t have a business card, I’m his only hope. »

“This is my dog ​​acting as a mediator, interfering in the other dog’s communication to gain his trust”

“I asked Nills if he agreed and it started,” Frantz Thielen explains. “I took them. They complied. »Attached to a type of umbilical cord of 30 centimeters. “The principle is simple. My dog ​​serves as a mediator, interfering in the other dog’s communication to gain his trust. Nills took one on the heel and led his student. The young woman and her border collie are now on osmosis and are even making a rhythmic obé!

Hundreds of owners

“We just put him on the right track,” Frantz Thielen summed up. “I thought maybe there was a niche. Finally, I had my living business card. He has helped hundreds of owners since. Word of mouth works, videos and advice are also posted on his page at Facebook.

Franz Thielen admitted to living

Franz Thielen admits to living “a paranormal relationship” with his dogs.

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