International Dog Trainer School 

– specializing in behaviour and problem solving

Level 1 of International Dog Trainer School
is now open for registration!

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.

Registration for IDTS Level 1

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

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

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).

Lisbeth Borg de Waard

Owner and manager, Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers / Innlandet Hundesenter

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.

Anne Lill Kvam

Sertified dog trainer and nosework specialist

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.

Jonas Christiensen, Norway/Denmark

Experienced course instructor and paramedic

Special guest lecturer:
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 V|I for her contributions over the last 40 years in the field of canine behaviour.

Rugaas has been focusing on developing new methods and natural methods of training to solve behavioural problems. These activities includes:

  • nosework and activities activating the celebral cortex via the dogs natural curiosity
  • using the dogs natural social skills to develop in neural networks
  • focusing on understanding dog communication

Rugaas has observed and documented several signals that the dogs use in their communications, thus being the “founder” of the expression calming signals.

Turid Rugaas, Norway

Author of several books including the world famous "On talking terms with dogs".


Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us at:

or call us at + 47 99 04 28 03.

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