About

Behind this Fit’n Sniff site is dog sports enthusiast Päivi Kokko from Finland. I’m also interested in sketching which is a quite interesting combination in this area. I do have an unique and personal style to do visual notes. But before I knew anything about sketching, I got my Master of Science (Technology) degree in 2008 and I worked as a software test engineer. Currently I work as an UX designer.

I have had own dogs since 2001 and I’m always keen to learn more about dog training and behavior in general. I have been in lots of seminars and courses to learn more and more, and while doing that I discovered that one way to make studying more effective and fun, I started to do sketchnotes.

If you want to know more:

Education

Master of Science, Technology (M.Sc. (Tech.), Helsinki University of Technology, 2008

Seminars, conferences and courses

  • The Convergence of Human & Animal Training and Technology 2021
  • Clicker Expo Live 2021
  • The Lemonade Conference 2020
  • Haureka 2018, The Power of K9 Scent Detection seminar, 2018
  • Dog Emotion and Cognition, Duke University (Coursera), 2017
  • Ketjuanalyysi koirien koulutuksessa, Jirka Vierimaa, 2016
  • Haureka 2015, The Art and Science of Scent detection and Special dog’s training seminar, 2015
  • 16th International Symposium, Combined Endurance and Strength Training for Physical Fitness and Sports Performance: From Science to Practice, 2015, University of Jyväskylä
  • Clicker Expo UK, 2014
  • Eva  Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson Vegn seminars: Agility right from the start -seminar, 2010, Agility seminar, 2012, Tag Teaching, 2012
  • Koulutustekniikan perusteet, Operantin ehdollistamisen workshop 2, Trainer’s Choice, 2012
  • Koulutustekniikan perusteet, Operantin ehdollistamisen workshop 1, 2011
  • Koulutuksen perusteet, Koirakoulu Visio, 2010
  • Pharmacy studies at Open University, 2009

Courses related to voluntary work

  • First Aid 1, Finnish Red Cross, 2016
  • Basic course, Voluntary Rescue Service, 2015
  • Maastojohtajakurssi, Voluntary Rescue Service, 2015
  • Communications course, Voluntary Rescue Service, 2011
  • Search and rescue course, Voluntary Rescue Service, 2006
  • Search and rescue team courses and seminars, (in Finnish: Hälytysryhmäkoulutus, pelastuskoirakouluttajakoulutus, koetoimitsiakoulutus, kouluttajaseminaarit), Suomen Pelastuskoiraliitto, 2005-2015

Something else

  • Instructing agility groups in Oiva Agility in early 2010s
  • Instructing search and rescue training groups in Uudenmaan Pelastuskoirat
  • Being a member of a search and rescue emergency team 2011-2017, also as a dog handler for my two dogs in 2011-2015.
  • Blogger: SporttiRakki site
  • (Live) sketchnoter

Memberships

Contact

Email: fitnsniff@gmail.com

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