FCI-UKU judge, UKU breeder-cynologist, Head of the
School of Social Cynology "Harmonic Dog", Head of the School for Ability and Rehabilitation «Child and Dog», The founder and head of the "Heart for Two", owner of the "Lemberg Chow" kennel.
Born in 1977.
Basic education: higher – economics, Ivan Franco National University of Lviv.
Engaged in cynology since 1992.
The satellites of all life – Chow Chow – one of the most complex primitive, close to wildlife, dog breeds. The specific features and difficulties of the breed became the starting point of the whole subsequent canine path. In addition to Chow, in my house also lived Mastiff and Central Asian Shepherd Dog.
The first steps and cynological training received in the "last days" of DTSAAF. In the same years, the first cynological title of a judge was issued in the club "Tamerlan" after the collapse of DTSAAF.
Since 1996, a member of the FCI-UKU.
The initial acquaintance with the European school of cynology and animal psychology took place in the late 90’s in England when I was studying in London.
Since 1998, Oleksandra had been engaged with dogs, which have "problem behavior"; dogs that changed owners, and dogs expectants for "euthanasia". The situation with cynology then was such that chances of living in such dogs were few.
In 1999, the team "Second Chance" was created in Lviv for rehabilitation work in cynology, thanks to which, over the years, the number of "worked out" lives has been accrued in the hundreds.
In the early 2000s, Oleksandra founded the private not breeding club Chow Chow "So’Kwong," which in its "best" years of its existence enumerated about 200 Chow and gathered 30–40 dogs in rings.
Since 2005, the practical work has reached the international level – in cooperation with the owners of kennels and breed clubs, the origins of various techniques and specializations have been laid.
Wide connections in Europe and close friendly relations with breeders, veterinarians and cynologists have helped form the information and practice base that has become the basis of her worldview.
A separate part in the cynology for Oleksandra is her passion for dog shows. In the breeding rings since 1996. Her dogs have titles not only the Champions of Ukraine and Interchampions, but also the titles that Oleksandra value most: the Winner of the Chow Chow Breeding Clubs of Italy, Hungary, Germany.
Since 2013, the Head of the vocational school for social cynology, handling, psychology “Harmonic Dog”. This is a professional cynology school, designed to fill world of people with the latest knowledge in social cynology and share the great experience of working with dogs in everyday life!
Since 2016, the Organizer and Head of the Public Organization "Sertse na dvokh" (Heart for Two). Its main goal is to raise and disseminate in Ukraine a professional canistherapy of different directions and tasks.
Periodically published articles, methodologies and recommendations for educational and rehabilitation work in cynology, handling and canistherapy. Five broad cynological educational and educational programs have also been developed.
From 2016 to 2018 more than 50 thematic seminars and lectures were held in Ukraine and abroad on the subject of psychophysiology of dogs, behavior formation, development and trainin.
The first parts of the book "Heart for Two" and "The Child and the Dog" are being prepared for publication.
Educational and test programs are successfully used not only in Ukrainian but also in foreign zoo protection organizations and breeding nurseries.
Since 2006, the first attempts have been made to develop the direction of canisterapy in Ukraine.
For a long time this topic was of interest only to a small initiative group of people, and only in May 2019 was developed, including Oleksandra Berehovenko, and the draft law on animal therapy was submitted.
Since 2016 in Lviv, based on the NGO "Heart, the only one for two" and the "Harmonic Dog" School of Social Cynology, the "Child and Dog" educational and practical activities have been implemented and implemented.
During this time, many meetings, classes and trainings were held.
In cooperation with the Ukrainian representative office "Four paws", reports were made at the conference on the psychophysiology of dog behavior and the peculiarities of work in the direction of "Canisterapy".
At the stage of completion, a new for the School of Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation "Child and Dog"
From July 2019, a large-scale training project will be launched for the training of specialists in the direction of "Canisterapy".