International Dog Trainer School

Specializing in behaviour and
problem solving

What we do

We offer high-quality online and in-person courses and education worldwide for dedicated dog lovers with a high ethical standard.
Our foundation is the philosophy of Turid Rugaas and the knowledge of calming signals.

Our main values are:

  • a true understanding of the needs and behaviours of dogs 
  • humane and stress-free training using up-to-date science-based methods

 

High quality education that will give you excellent practical and theoretical skills of dog training and dog behaviour.

We offer courses and seminars
online and in-person in Norway and Europe.

Attend our online courses
from anywhere in the world!

Say hello to our teachers AND MENTORS

Our team are looking forward to get to know you and your dog.

Lisbeth Borg De Waard

Lisbeth Borg De Waard

Owner and manager

Principal for the International Dog Trainer School and founder of Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers. 19 years experience with problem solving and  behaviour in dogs. Sertified dog trainer from the world famous international dog trainer Turid Rugaas. Former college-university teacher in Norway.
Chair of PDTE (Pet Dog Trainers of Europe).

Turid Rugaas

Turid Rugaas

Author and dog trainer

Turid Rugaas is a Norwegian author and dog trainer. In 1992 she started educating other dog trainers and giving seminars. Since then she has conducted workshops in 12 different countries with students from 24 countries.

Turid has published several books and DVDs including the popular best seller On Talking Terms with Dogs. She has identified some 30 calming signals to explain the communication of dogs, that have since helped many dog trainers, behaviourists and ethologists understand dog language.

On 27th Nov, 2017, Rugaas was awarded the King’s Badge of Honour, by the Norwegian King, HM Harald VI for her contributions over the last 40 years in the field of canine behaviour.

Anne Lill Kvam

Anne Lill Kvam

Sertified dog trainer and nosework specialist

Anne Lill Kvam’s passion has been training dogs for search and rescue since 1986.

Student of Turid Rugaas’s school, she has worked as a full time instructor since 1996. From 1997 to 2000 she worked in Angola for the “Norwegian Peoples Aid” organization for the clearing of anti-man mines.

Anne Lill has her own dog training school in Norway, China and Taiwan and is a highly sought after international speaker in the fields of scent discrimination, behaviour and problem solving.

Jonas Christiensen

Jonas Christiensen

Course instructor and paramedic

Developing courses for the Norwegian army, police and paramedics in addition to teaching at the Norwegian dog trainer education.
Specialises in pedagogy, instruction methods, course quality and first aid for humans and for dogs.

 

Britt Purdelo

Britt Purdelo

Estonia | Estonian

Stella van Tongeren

Stella van Tongeren

Netherland | Dutch

Sirle Sillaste

Sirle Sillaste

Estonia | Estonian

Vivian Vermetten

Vivian Vermetten

Netherland | Dutch

 

 

Silke Strasser

Silke Strasser

Austria | German and italian

Sarah Cullen

Sarah Cullen

Switzerland | English

Laura Celmara

Laura Celmara

Latvia | Latvian

Ieva Romanova

Ieva Romanova

Latvia | Latvian

 

 

Gerlin Gil

Gerlin Gil

Estonia | Estonian

Evy Kapanieri

Evy Kapanieri

Greece | Greek

Sophie Cierpucha

Sophie Cierpucha

France | French

Sandy Guevara

Sandy Guevara

Mexico | Spanish

Janne With Lejstrup

Janne With Lejstrup

Denmark | Danish

Robert Kotrc

Robert Kotrc

Austria | German

contact

Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us at:
mail@nordicdogtrainer.com

or call us at + 47 99 04 28 03.

Our customer service can reply in
English, German, Russian and French.