Video – Welcome message from Turid
Unfortunately, Turid will not be able to be in Vienna in person because she can‘t travel for health reasons. However, she will give an opening speech virtually.
Anne Lill Kvam
Anne Lill Kvam began working with search and rescue and scent discrimination dogs in the 1980 s. After studying at the Turid Rugaas Dog Trainer School, she has been working full time with dogs including a three year period in Angola teaching dogs and their handlers how to detect land mines. Anne Lill gives seminars worldwide and her positive and natural training methods have found an enthusiastic audience.
Liz Ott & Ines Jimenez
“YOUR LOVE DRIVES ME CRAZY”
How we create a dysfunctional hyper-attachment which can lead to separation anxiety… and much more. The bases of this research are the various observations of stress symptoms and non-adaptive behaviours which were made in a variety of dogs, regardless of age, history or reasons for consultation.
In these case studies the families generated a bond based on emotion, overriding the normal cognitive activity of their dogs. This led to a hyperstimulation of the limbic dopaminergic system, making the dogs addicted to the affection and attention of their attachment figures and living in a painful and continuous state of dissatisfaction. Their physical and psychological health is severely impacted, demonstrating a permanent state of hypervigilance and emergency, without necessarily manifesting a separation anxiety syndrome. Adequate intervention in this anxious-dependent bond often leads to the disappearance of the cause that motivated the consultation and a surprising general improvement.
The Team: Liz & Inés
Eight years ago a dog seminar was held in Madrid. Everybody seemed happy and enthusiastic about the performance of the dogs, only two women looked worried and uncomfortable, and their body language showed it. One of them noticed it and said to the other woman: „Who are you? I can see that you think and feel the same as I think and feel, but no one else here. This is how Liz and Inés met, being the beginning of a great friendship and a complete working team. Two people with different backgrounds who had reached the same conclusions and pursued the same goals.
Liz, PDTE CR with extensive knowledge and experience in nutrition, kennel dogs, nose work(detection, medical alert dogs, mantrailing), behaviour therapies and puppy and adult dogs education.
Inés, a psychologist, with extensive knowledge in ethology, animal learning, and extensive experience in puppy and adult education, behaviour therapies and teaching.
These differences and similarities, the ease of communication between them and the broad fields in which they are experts enrich a joint work through the exchange of ideas, active discussion and the construction of new knowledge.
“Tartufing, a new perspective on truffle hunting”
How to train a dog to find truffles, just any dog, from Chihuahuas to Saint Bernards.
Truffle hunting for behavioural issues.
What Tartufing is really about: let’s go find some truffles with Bruma.
I’m an Italian IDTE Dog Trainer, also recognised by AICS (Associazione Italiana Cultura Sport) and a PDTE Full Member.
I currently share my life and travels with my two partners: Bruma the Lagotto Romagnolo, the truffle boss, and Franco the Pit Bull mix, our bodyguard.
I teach Nosework and particularly truffle hunting and I work with dogs with behavioural issues. Quite often I find myself using Nosework and truffle training to solve these behavioural issues.
Most of the time I’m away travelling, teaching courses all over Italy and when I’m home, in Rome, I teach at a dog training facility called Dog in Progress.
Since 2020 I’m regularly working with a very well known and historical truffle hunters association, called “Associazione Mantovana Cercatori di Tartufi – Trifulin Mantuan”, which is promoting ethical and science based truffle training for their associates and on the whole territory of Lombardia region in Italy.
An easy tool to use body language. It helps our dogs through many situations of everyday life. Alex explains how all dogs do understand and shows examples and different use cases.
Alex was initially introduced to the PDTE 2017 when he was looking for help with his dogs. In Susi Lautners dogschool he was fascinated by the forcefree and ethical way of dealing with dogs , so Susi recommended him to take part in the Nordic Education Center for Dogtrainers where he currently takes courses. Since three years he helps Susi with clients work in her dogschool. He also has a diploma in jazz guitar which he taught for over 10 years while working as a dogsitter and veterinary assistent. Alex lives in Vienna with his two dogs and his wife.
The Silent Pain
What can you do in everyday life, to help your and clients’ dogs with muscular issues?
We already have some powerful tools in our toolkit for behavior issues. How can we use these to identify muscular issues? And also improve our dogs’ muscle health in a natural way?
Beate has always been heavily interested in animal and animal welfare. In her career as a behavioral therapist as well as with her own dogs, she often saw a connection between behavioral problems and muscular issues. The lack of knowledge about muscle treatment, and without any muscle therapists who could look at dogs with serious behavioral issues, the frustration increased, and she started the journey towards becoming a muscle therapist.
Own and run Hundeskolen Syd in Mandal, Norway with Linn M. Hauge for 10 years.
Educated at Turid Rugaas International Dog Training School in 2012-13.
Dog massage therapist and certified Laser therapist in 2018.
Galen Myotherapist 2020.