“To feel like a dog in a pack”
My name is Sandra Bekaert and I am the founder of Dog Talk. Welcome to our website.
I did a course at the Gaus Academy in the early nineties to be a qualified dog instructor. I really like the course and felt ‘like a dog in a pack’. With my knowledge and experience I have come to a new concept: practice-oriented training. My goal is to let you and your dog communicate better, and we can do this by immediately practicing what you learned.
Of course I also had dogs myself, when I was 19 years old I had my own little pack of Beagels (three). I’ve always had a lot of fun with my dogs and I went to a lot of different trainings with them, including hunting training. I also went to shows with them and one of them had a litter, working with dogs is in my blood.
I was one of the first in the Netherlands that started a successful dog walking service: Dog Walk Sandra. A year later I started a dog training, Dog Talk and I have done this with great pleasure for a decade by now. I later sold the business but blood is thicker than water; the desire to teach remained. I kept on regularly giving private lessons and sometimes taught classes. My passion for dogs and teaching meant that I started teaching courses to people again in early 2010. I also followed a teaching course at the Hogeschool Leiden.