MEET OUR TEAM
Our team are looking forward to getting to know you and your dog.
Lisbeth Borg de Waard
Owner and Manager, based in Norway
Lisbeth is Principal of the International Dog Trainer School and the founder of Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers.
She was certified as a dog trainer by internationally-renowned dog trainer and behaviourist Turid Rugaas and has 21 years’ experience with problem solving and behaviour in dogs.
Lisbeth is a former college and university lecturer in Norway.
Executive Assistant, based in Spain
Faculty Member and Quality Manager, based in Norway
Jonas specialises in pedagogy, instruction methods, course quality and first aid for humans and for dogs.
The past 18 years he has worked with developing training courses for the Norwegian Ambulance and Police.
Teacher, based in Estonia
Originally from Russia, Elena lives in Tallinn, Estonia and speaks fluent English, French, German and Russian.
She is a co-founder of ‘Redog’ and has worked as both a trainer and a behaviourist. Elena is constantly updating her knowledge by attending in-house training and external courses, including Specialising in Dog Aggression and Sensory Integration.
Elena is currently studying to be Massage Therapist with Galen Myotherapy.
Dr. Amber Batson graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London as a veterinarian and surgeon in 1999. She has researched companion animal welfare, including subjects relating to responsible pet ownership, and psychoneuroimmunology, a branch of veterinary medicine that deals with the influence of emotional states (such as stress) and nervous system activities on the immune system. Dr. Batson has undertaken voluntary work for international animal charities including a position as welfare consultant for WPA.
Teacher and mentor
Originally from Russia, now living in Bulgaria with her rescue dog Heidi. She is a graduate from Turid Rugaas International Dog Trainer Education in Spain and a co-founder of the Smiling Leash Project. Lyubov has several additional courses in dog behaviour and training including specializing in dog aggression and in puppy courses. Lyubov is working full time with individual consultations and classes in Sofia, Bulgaria and teaching at Nordic Dog Trainer.
Author and Dog Trainer, based in Norway
Turid Rugaas is a world-renowned Norwegian author and dog trainer. She has published several books and DVDs including the popular best seller On Talking Terms with Dogs.
Turid is famous for her pioneering work in how dogs communicate, and has identified over 30 ‘calming signals’ that have since helped many dog trainers, behaviourists and ethologists understand dog language.
In 2017, Turid was awarded the King’s Badge of Honour by His Majesty King Harald VI of Norway, in recognition of her contribution to the field of canine behaviour over the last 40 years.
Teacher, based in dublin
Steph has published 2 books: ‘Office Dogs: The Manual’ was published by Hubble & Hattie, and ‘How to Raise a Puppy: A Dog-Centric Approach’, co-authored with the inimitable Turid Rugaas. Both books has subsequently been published internationally and multi-lingually.
Teacher, based in Norway
Janne G. Jensen
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