Hello, my name is Hugo Santos and I’m from Sintra, Portugal
My Agility carrier started in 2003, and I had the privilege of representing Portugal for the first time a FCI World Championship in Basel (2006) alongside with my old partner Kissy (a Cocker Spaniel). That big event changed forever the way I see Agility.
The passion for Agility led me to always want more, to want to learn more, to want to be faster and to improve every day and made me wish to become an Agility judge.
I have been a judge since 2014 and since then many things have changed.
Today I try to put something different on my courses: I seek for speed and control, I seek for dogs perfect lines so they can “explode” on the courses, I seek for that “Agility madness” on the course, I want more in every moment, I try to push people to be focused on doing more and better…
I try that my courses are not just another agility course.
Philipp Müller-Schnick came to agility more than 22 years ago and quickly turned his hobby into a profession. For 15 years now, he has not only been training his own dogs, but has also been running the dog sports center in Wülfrath (North Rhine-Westphalia) with his colleagues – the agility athletes Tobias Wüst and Daniel Schröder – since August 2011. Philipp Müller-Schnick discovered his love for dogs at an early age – basically grew up with them. 22 years ago, a cocker spaniel moved in and of course wanted to be kept busy. After brief visits to the dog school, it quickly became clear: Pure education courses were simply no fun, neither for the dog nor the owner. In a neighboring dog school, the – at the time – still rather unknown sport “agility” was offered in Germany, which Philipp and his four-legged friend tried out directly. The fun in the fast-paced sport was so great that they just “got stuck”.To this day, Philipp Müller-Schnick is very successful in agility and has never lost the fun and bite of the sport –