Advanced behaviour and problem solving

Who is it for?

This course is perfect if you want to work full time or part time with behaviour and problem solving.

This course is open to everyone who has completed level 1, level 2 and level 3, and who want to learn how to do consultations by Turid Rugaas using her methods.

Upon completion you will be a awarded Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers DOG TRAINER AND BEHAVIOUR SPECIALIST DIPLOMA.

After completing the education we offer further hands-on help in our uniqe online membership group: Dog Pro Entrepreneur to help you start up and run your own successful business.

As we are expanding internationally, we’re also always looking for new level 1 and level 2 teachers, which postitions we offer only to those that has finished our Diploma.

subjects and practical training:

  • Hands-on pracical training doing consultations
  • Consultation reports
  • Very good understanding of dog langugage and observation skills
  • Extensive understanding of behaviour related to fear, anxiety and aggression
  • Extensive understanding of facilitating activities for dogs with basic problem behaviour
  • Advanced training and problem behavoiur
  • Dog advocacy and ethics
  • Advanced instruction methods

Students do not bring their own dogs to the practical in-person seminars.

how does it work?

Online pre-recorded lectures, self study and six assessed consultation reports.

This course comprises extensive individual study and in-depth practical assessments. It does not include any group work.

For the Advanced Level 3 & 4 certificate:

Optional five day intensive in-person seminar in Norway.

Extra costs apply.

Next in-person seminar:

17 – 21 June 2023.

Next start: 19th of August 2023

Online seminar: 19th and 20th of August

Monthly Q&As with Turid Rugaas on Thursday evening throughout the course on these days:
7th of September
5th of October
2nd of November
30th of November
4th of January (2024)
1st of February (2024)

All zoom meetings will be recorded.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded our Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers DIPLOMA.

Dates for the optional in-person seminar in Norway for Level 3 and 4: Saturday 17 – Wednesday 21 June 2023.

Students do not need to bring their own dogs to the practical in-person seminars.


6 months

Lisbeth Borg de Waard
Dr. Amber Batson
Turid Rugaas
Julia Robertson

In-person seminar only:
Jonas Christensen
Anne Lill Kvam
Elena Kichinskaia
Luybov Elupova

Language: English

Final exam: Yes