International dog trainer school

Specialising in behaviour and problem solving


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

Free resources

To help you develop your dog training skills and broaden your knowledge about behaviour and problem solving, we have some free resources for you.

Webinars and lectures

Live webinars and recordings from our teachers.


Nordic Dog Trainer Blog


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.


Popular Courses


Level 1 – IDTS

This introductory course is open to anyone with an interest in dog behaviour. You do not need to have your own dog to attend the course.


Problem solving webinar with Turid Rugaas: Walk nice on leash

A 55 min. webinar about how you can train your dog to walk nicely on a loose leash, based on Turid’s own book: My dog pulls. What do I do?


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.



Our core values are:

  • Truly understanding the needs and behaviours of dogs
  • Humane and stress-free training based on the latest scientific research

About US

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.

You can read more about us here →


Teachers and mentors

Countries represented

Years educating


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


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