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Polona Bonač

9x članica državne agility reprezentance, 2x z dvema psoma – osvojila številne medalje na Evropskem odprtem agility prvenstvu, v vseh treh višinskih kategorijah: zlato 2007, srebro 2006,2011, 2012 in 2014

The gang competes all over the world with great success. I was a world team member for 8 years (two times with 2 dogs), and won several medals at European Open in all three height categories (gold in 2007, silver in 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2014).

Bila sem ena tistih majhnih deklic z samo eno VELIKO željo – imeti psa. Potrebno je bilo kar precej pregovarjanja, preden so se pred skoraj dvajsetimi leti moji starši vdali in mi kupili mojega prvega psa. Takoj ko je prišel k hiši sem naredila tako, kot priporoča vsaka knjiga o psih – vpisala sem ga v pasjo šolo, kjer se je vse začelo. Danes sem lastnica petih psov s katerimi redno treniram in tekmujem na agility tekmovanjih povsod po Evropi. Čeprav je agility naša primarna aktivnost, se redno ukvarjamo tudi z široko paleto drugih športov – agility, rally obedience, IPO, pašnja,… Ko gre za pse sem namreč čisto pravi deloholik. Že vrsto let delam tudi kot inštruktor za agility in poslušnost. Nekateri moji učenci že sami posegajo po najvišjih mestih na tekmovanjih. Trdno verjamem da so raznoliki treningi in dobra fizična priprava ključni za uspeh. Sodelovanje v različnih športnih disciplinah ti omogoča, da bolje spoznaš sebe, svojega psa in različne pristope k treningu, predvsem pa različni izzivi pomenijo obilico zabave! Bolj kot v vsa pravila in metode namreč verjamem v to, da se morata pri šolanju oba, vodnik in pes dobro imeti.


For as long as I can remember I have wanted to have a dog. My great wish finally came true more than 15 years ago, when I got Toby. After I got him I did what every book advised – I took him to dog school. And that is how it all started. It ended with me having 4 dogs, and competing in agility competitions in Slovenia and all over Europe. Although we are currently most active in agility we are busy in several other sports as well. You see, when it comes to dogs – I am a workaholic.  Besides training my dogs and teaching both obedience and agility I am also a licensed IPO helper, which is something I really enjoy, but I don’t do often enough… But I am also a student at Faculty of Sports, and a big fan of theatre.
Our main activity is agility, but I try to find time several other dog sports as well. We are having fun with IPO, rally obedience, frisbee, herding, tricks and area search.
I am working as an agility and obedience instructor for several years; some of my agility students are competing in a highest level of agility (European Open and World Championship).
I do believe versatility is a very positive thing in dog training. It gives you better understanding of your dog, different training ideas, and most of all – it is FUN. I am not a big fan of rules, systems and strict methods, as I am a firm believer of an individual approach. I do believe however it is best to keep things simple and that training should always be fun for both, handler and the dog.

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