who is Pawsitive

My name is Gesien Broekhuijsen and initiator of Pawsitive.

With Pawsitive, I want to make living and working together for you and your dog as fun and exciting as possible. I am a certified canine instructor and behaviorist and regularly attend continuing education courses in the areas of dog behavior, education and sports. The dog I grew up with was a Lakeland Terrier and when I decided my adult life wasn’t complete without a dog, there came Bruno into my home, a Labrador/New Foundlander crossbreed. Bruno turned out to have major problems in his behavior, and because of him, I delved into raising and training dogs. After Bruno passed away, I started looking for a purebred dog that was a complete fit for me and I found it.

I have become a complete fan of the beautiful breed the Australian Shepherd and I have two of these wonderful dogs, Cliff and June. They were preceded by Bas and Luke. With them I have done most sports, tracking, agility, flyball, rescue dog work, dog dance, treibball, herding sheep and, our greatest passion, dogfrisbee.

With my dog Luke, I qualified in 2010 and 2011 for the World Dogfrisbee Championships with the UFO, a worldwide dogfrisbee organization and participated in the World Championships in Texas, USA in 2011. We secured a 13th place out of 26 participants, we enjoyed it.

With Luke, I qualified for several European and World Championships through 2015.

Born in 2014, Cliff already has several qualifications and participations in European and even World Championships to his name, his first World Championship he played when he was only two.

Cliff, in addition to Dogfrisbee, has another great hobby and that is searching for people. He is very good at mantrailing and he also loves the search for people who we then hide under the rubble.

June, born in 2018, came to me as a repost in 2020 and has had a bad start I her life. We are quietly rebuilding confidence in people. She really loves working, I make her very happy with that. Besides Dogfrisbee she is allowed to herd sheep, which she does super. Like Cliff, she has already searched for “victims” on the rubble a few times. She finds people very exciting, but the cookies really great

You understand, I am incredibly proud of my kiddies.

Fun is the most essential part of the relationship between owner and dog. With my knowledge and insight, I want people to have a good or better relationship with their dogs and provide a great dog life in this busy society.