Next International Dog Trainer School starts in Tallinn, Estonia 25th of March 2017.

Do you want to become a professional dog trainer and specialize in the field of behavior and a dog’s natural, silent language and calming signals? Do you want to work part-time or full-time training dogs and owners and also work as a behaviorist helping owners through private consultations? Or are you already a dog trainer and want to specialize and aquire more science based knowledge? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this education might be the right one for you!

This high quality education will give you excellent practical and theoretical skills of dog training and dog behavior. Upon completion, you can start your own business or be qualified to work for other dog training schools and institutions.

We teach only positive training methods, with an emphasis on the dog’s natural behavior.

The subjects we will cover include:

Dog behavior: the dog’s silent language, body language, communication, dog development and ethology, history, puppies, adolescent, mature dogs, social developments, critical periods, hormonal influences, breed characteristics, problem solving, stress, fears, aggression, health and nutrition.

Dog learning behavior: positive training methods, desensitization, motivation, comparisons of dog learning to human learning, classical and operant conditioning, positive reinforcement.

Practical training: problem solving, observation, positive training methods teaching basic obedience and more challenging tasks like desensitization for stressed dogs and dog-to-dog aggression.

The dog trainer: how to design your courses, counsel individuals and motivate owners, instruction and observation techniques as well as building confidence as a public speaker, marketing and running your own small business, customer service and pedagogy for humans.

Presentation of a written dissertation/assignment

The course will be taught in English, and all reading materials and assignments will also be in English. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an International Dog Trainer Diploma from us, and you can apply for membership with the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE)

8 seminar weekends and a total of 120 hours teaching and practical training.

The course will take place at the Tallinn University of TechnologyT and also practical training at the Pet City.

Price: 1.250 Euro

Next course in Tallinn starts the 25th of March 2017.

The weekend seminars are the following dates:

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 10.00 – 17.30
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 10.00 – 17.30
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 10.00 – 17.30
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 10.00 – 17.30
Saturday 28th and Sun 29th October 10.00 – 17.30
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 10.00 – 17.30
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 10.00 – 17.30
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March 10.00 – 17.30

Any questions? Send me an email, fill in the contact form or call: +47 99 04 28 03



Lisbeth Borg de Waard
Owner and manager of Innlandet Dog Center and main teacher for the International Dog Trainer School.
Sertified dog trainer from Turid Rugaas

Kjersti Lundemo
Sertified dog trainer from Turid Rugaas
Working for Innlandet Dog Center and as a teacher in high school.
Specialities: problem solving, dogs and childeren, dog language and behaviour and writing skills for professionals in English and Norwegian.
Carina Josefine Thorbjørnsdatter Iversen
Sertified dog trainer from Innlandet Dog Center and sertified teacher.
Specialities: agility, obedience, breeder, problemsolving.



Alice Brønnum
Sertified dog trainer by Turid Rugaas and Din Beste Venn.
International sertified therapy dog by NODAT.
MA in pedagogy, linguistics and litterature.
Formal education in nutrition.

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