Love life with your dog
Hello my name is Birgitta
I’m Birgitta Geerlings-Wensveen and live together with my husband Marcel and our 3 rescue dogs we live in South Lappland in Sweden.
Dogs have always played an important role in my life. I think the unconditional love of dogs towards people is incredibly beautiful and that is why dogs deserve that we understand them well and that dogs therefore have a beautiful dog-worthy life.
We had four rescue dogs. Bella adopted from Romania, Eppie from Bulgaria Bob a border collie from Belgium and Dazzler. Dazzler is not with us anymore since August 2022. He was my best teacher ever.
I have been certified since November 2017 as a Natural Dog Trainer & Behavioral Expert Level 5 (NDTE) and I followed this training at Calming Signs in Koningslust. Since then I have been working according to the principles and code of ethics of the famous Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas. Since December 2021 I’m a certified Separation Anxiety trainer, I followed this training via Julie Naismith.
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”– Orhan Pamuk
Our working method is animal-friendly and based on mutual trust and respect. We communicate but do not command.
I am a full member of the international professional association PDTE and I work according to the code of ethics of this association.
Since 2021 I am CR (Country Representative) Sweden for the PDTE.
I am also a member of the Dogwellfare Alliance and ICAN.
L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation®
Professional Course from Kim Brophey
Advanced Animal Training
by Karolina Westlund
SEE THE DOG: Observation Skills
Separation Anxiety trainer program
The SA Pro Trainer™ programme from Julie Naismith
Do-It-Yourself Separation Anxiety Program
Separation Anxiety Shadowing Program part 1 and 2
Doggy daycare /hotel school
Hundens Hus Cilla Danielsson
Understanding Stress in Dogs
Animal Therapy Works
Nosework for dogs
Anne Lill Kvam bij Calming Signs in Koningslust
Nutrition education for dogs
Natural Dogtrainer Education (NDTE),d Natural Dogtrainer & behaviour
Calming Signs volgens de principes van Turid Rugaas in Koningslust
The International Training Programme
Webinars and training
Conference Trauma in Animals
Control the meerkat
An Unconventional Approach to Separation Anxiety
TRAPPED – The Effects of Captivity on the Modern Pet Dog
Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Shelter, Rescue and the Newly Adopted Dog
Tackling Reactivity course
Resource Guarding Management
Trish King & Sue Sternberg
Preventing Separation Anxiety
Identifying treating Separation Anxiety
PDTE in Rome
barking mad, abnormal behaviour in the dog
Dr. Amber Batson
Stress in dogs
thyroid and behaviour
Keeping your dog healty
ICAWC (International Companion Animal Welfare Conference
Dogsturst in Istanbul