introduction to dog behaviour,
dog language and problem solving.

Registration opens soon

who is it for?

The course is open to everyone with an interest in dog behaviour.

Duration: 20 weeks online

Lisbeth Borg de Waard, Norway
Turid Rugaas, Norway (author of «On talking terms with dogs»)
Dr. Amber Batson, England
Anne Lill Kvam, Norway

Pre-recorded online lesson by Professor Marc Bekoff

Language: English

Upon completion you will be awarded a certificate.



  • Our training philosophy, positive training methods and tools
  • Dog language: calming signals, aggressive signals and barking
  • Natural dog behaviour
  • Canine communication and our body language
  • Aggression, fear and anxiety in dogs
  • Rewarding and positive interactions
  • Stress in dogs
  • Problem solving
  • Walk nice on leash and the use of harness
  • The puppy, the young dog and the senior dog
  • Health: pain in relation to behaviour

how does it work?

This online course is a 100 % at-home study.
Approx. 20 hours video lessons available to you 24/7 in our online course plattform, in addition to online Q&A.

Every other week you will be introduced to a new subject and a voluntary practical homework.

The pre-recorded lectures and Q&A’s are on Mondays. 

During the course you will have to read the following 2 books:

Rugaas, Turid (2005). On talking terms with dogs: Calming Signals. Dogwise Publishing

Eaton, Barry (2010). Dominance in dogs: Fact or Fiction? Dogwise Publishing

terms and conditions:

Written and confirmed cancellations will be accepted no later than 1 week prior to the start of the course. 

Cancellation later than 1 week prior to the start of the course will be be charged 50 % of the course fee.

No refund for cancellation made less than 1 week prior to the first day of the course. Full payment will be charged. 

The school fee includes all teachings, Q&A, support and entry to the student online classroom platform.

Please note that the Q&A’s will be in our private Facebookgroup.


Payment options:

The 2 for 1 offer is only valid for those choosing the Full payment upon registration option.

We offer 2 and 3 part payments (see registration link for details).


Please note that the part payment will automatically be charged from the same card you used when registration at the above date of payment. It is your responsibility to have sufficient funding on your account.
If we do not recieve the payment you will not be able to continue the course.     

Your payment will be safely handled by Stripe.


The level 1 course at the Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers has been an eye-opener for me!

This is exactly how I think we must see, treat and train our dogs.

The dog well being is central and of the utmost prority.

I have learned so far to see a dog as an individual, with his needs and wants. How we can influence the quality of a dogs life by making some adjustments, to have a happier, healthy dog, to be a perfect and loving companion.

Stella van Tongeren

The Netherlands

I have learned a lot dog body language and how my body position effect dog. So I am now more aware of my body when I train with dogs.


Although my English is limited, I was able to understand it.

Linda Tseng


I enrolled for Level 1, knowing the teachings originate from Turid Rugaas’ Life work. I have always felt the lack in connection between me and dogs (or 20yrs of experience with horses). My expectations have been met. I was able to get a better connection with a pair of foster dogs I only had for a total of 3 months. Excited to dive deeper and continue through the levels!

Aylin Schiefer


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