Who am I?
I am an ambitious young woman from Denmark who has spent her entire life surrounded by dogs. I was born into a family with dogs and much of my upbringing was focused on me learning how to read a dog’s body-language and respecting their space and needs. My mother has been training dogs since before I was born and is a well-recognised dog training instructor and behaviourist in Denmark. When I was younger, my father was a search- and rescue-dog handler and trained with one of the family’s dogs.
Before getting my own dog at only 10 years old, I took all responsibility for the feeding, walking, training and cleaning up after the family’s oldest dog for 3 years. We went to competitions together and we had amazing teamwork!
When I got my own dog, Aske, we immediately started training in our dog training club at least once a week. We were in both general obedience and agility classes.
I soon realised that our true passion was training tricks on the sideline, while waiting for our turn in the different classes. Soon we were able to do all kinds of tricks together – to great admiration of our dog training club.
When I was only 13 I was offered by our dog training club to become a certified dog training instructor. They paid for my education and certification which I finished a year later. I took a speciality in agility, which I soon taught my own classes of in our dog training club. I later started classes in tricks training as well.
I am currently studying for my bachelor degree of science in Animal Behaviour at University of Aberdeen.
My qualifications and courses
2012 – Became fully certified dog training instructor in Denmark’s Civil Dog-Handler’s Organisation (DCH) with speciality in agility
2013 – Advanced handling (agility) for class 2 and 3 by Anders Barny Lindholdt
2014 – Fun training and stimulation of the family dog by Anja Christiansen
2014 – Dogdancing/HTM/Freestyle – Skill test 1, 2, 3 and Title by Johanna Allanach
2015 – Dogdancing Summer Camp: music, drama and new tricks by Anja Christiansen, Johanna Allanach, Karolina Hasselroth
2016 – Dogdancing Summer Camp: routines, distraction training, new tricks by Anja Christiansen, Johanna Allanach, Karolina Hasselroth, Sonja Ordell Johannesen
2017 – Problem behaviour in classes, inappropriate barking and expectation stress in dogs by Christina Ingerslev
2017 – Ethology and the neuroscientific approach to learning & motivation by Simon Gadbois
2017 – Happy at competitions, grounding and energy by Christina Ingerslev
2017 – Core-training of dogs, gymnastic warm-up, cool-down and fitness by C. Frigart
2017 – Dogdancing Summer Camp; drama, engagement, mental warm-up, new tricks by Anja Christiansen, Johanna Allanach, Karolina Hasselroth, Lucy Creek
2018 – Proper warm-up, cool-down and massage by Dorte Olesen
2018 – Tricks, fun obedience and teamwork by Sonja Ordell Johannesen
2018 – Advanced Level 3 Pet First Aid at Fitzcharles Training UK
2018 – Freestyle Dog Dancing by Lusy Imbergerova
2018 – Pro Dog Trainer by absoluteDogs Ltd