Nick was born and raised in Belgium, he started training dogs when he was 11 years old and started his first IPO dog at 15, he has spent 32 years in the sport. Nick has trialed many of his own dogs, and also enjoys trialing the dogs of others. He competes in all levels of IPO and is a 7 time Belgian Champion and 3 time Vice Belgian Champion. He has competed 11 times at world championships (FCI all breeds, FMBB, IFR).
He started protection training at 16 years old and has been a helper at more than 100 trials. He has been a helper in club trials, world champion qualification trials, and Belgian championships (FCI all breeds, Belgian Shepherds, Rottweilers, Dobermans, etc.). He has also been a helper in other countries such as Finland, South Africa, Canada, and Denmark. Nick has run workshops in many other countries as well, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and France.