C = compassion
A = awareness
R = respect
E = ethics

Welcome to Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers

Welcome to Nordic Dog Trainer, the premier online education choice for dog owners and aspiring dog trainers and behavior experts.

With over 50 countries represented among our student body, we are truly a global education center connecting dogs and their caretakers world wide.

Our philosophy takes its roots in the Scandinavian culture of collaboration, understanding, respect and trust. Our focus is on creating an environment where dogs and students are not only emotionally secure but thrive in the learning process.

This enables us to deliver world-class training programs, based on compassion, awareness, respect and ethics in dog training.


Why study dog training?


Become a professional dog trainer and specialise in the field of behaviour and dog language.


This high-quality education will give you excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills in dog training and dog behaviour.

Work with dogs

Work part-time or full-time training dogs and owners, and also offer private consultations as a behaviourist.

Your own business

Upon completion, you will be able to start your own dog training business or apply for work with other schools.


If you are already working as a dog trainer and want to specialise and acquire more science-based knowledge.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a diploma.

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Dog Care Community

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Our story

Our school is based in Norway, but we are educating dog trainers and behaviour experts from all around the world.

Lisbeth is Principal of the International Dog Trainer School and the founder of Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers. She has 21 years’ experience with problem solving and behaviour in dogs.


Teachers and mentors

Countries represented

Years educating

Why learn with us

Ethical standards
Adhering to the highest ethical standards, we offer high-quality online and in-person education to dedicated dog lovers from around the world.

Our philosophy is based on the work of Turid Rugaas and an understanding of dogs’ calming signals.

Core Values

  • Truly understanding the needs and behaviours of dogs
  • Humane and stress-free training based on the latest scientific research
  • Animal welfare
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Ethics
  • Bringing people with love for dogs together
  • Creating a safe and including learning environment

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What Our Students Say

This course is an absolute must for anyone who shares their life with a dog. Learning the language of my dogs in a relaxed, friendly and knowledgable atmosphere with great teachers has led to a greater understanding and an even stronger bond.
Sarah Cullen, Switzerland

I don’t know how you did it but you created an amazing combination of useful information, practical work and how to develop a deep understanding of the nuances of dog’s reactions — and all of this in a friendly and positive atmosphere!

Elena Belaya, Russia