Bruno is the Founder of the Dog Fitness & Training Centre.
Known for his philosophy of applying "whatever works", Bruno stresses the importance of training the humans prior to attempt to change the behaviour in dogs.
As the creator of our enterprise, he has formed our main values: Be humble. Be curious. Show by example, not by judgment. Focus on what you do when you do it.Teach yourself first, then train the dog. If you make a mistake, slow down. Exercise is imperative. Respect the instincts and evolutionary imprints of dogs. Stick to the five core elements of training: Purpose-Practice-Patience-Progress-Play. If it's not fun, it's no good.
He has self-taught himself through books, workshops and seminars by scientists and dog behaviourists such as John Bradshaw, Konrad Lorenz, Jane Goodall, Gerald Durrell, James Herriot, Desmond Morris, B.F. Skinner, Jan Fennell, Cesar Millan and Vilmos Csanyi. He studied evolutionary psychology and ethology, and completed his EU-qualification, license-to--trade dog training course in 2013.
Working with dogs is his passion project. For years he dreamed of opening his own dog school - a goal he achieved after moving to the United Kingdom.
He is NOT a dog behaviourist. His expertise lies in training people new skills - the result of a coaching career of twenty-three years. His methodology is based on the idea that training a dog must aim at as much self-development and self-discipline for the human as behaviour change for the dog, in order to be efficient.
His main field of interest is canine fitness - exercising in a way that creates unity and collaboration between man and his dog.
He is also a prolific writer - wrote ten books in ten years (eight published). He is busy writing his new book, titled DOG TRAINING FOR HUMANS - The Book Your Dog Would Want You To Read.
If you are curious what's it about, click here to read a chapter from the book.