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Lena Gunnarsson is a Swedish dog trainer, instructor and author of the book ”Retrieving for All Occasions”. She has four cocker spaniels and she trains and has competed in field trials, obedience class III, tracking and she also trains scent detection with her dogs. Lena has been training animals for all her life and dogs for the past 18 years. Her experience of training horses, dogs and educating people has taught her quite a lot about the learning process. For almost 20 years she has as an organizational consultant with focus on supporting people to solve problems and encouraging them to take on challenges, which has made her a confident coach. Add the fact that Lena is a journalist, the step to writing “Retrieving for all Occasions” and starting a publishing company - Klickerförlaget Göteborg AB - together with Elsa Blomster was not a big one. At Klickerförlaget they publish books, films and arrange clinics and courses about positive dog training.

“Stop!!!”

Sometimes it’s almost magical to see how your dog stops dead in its tracks out there in a field and then turns around to face you to get more information. Wow! She heard my signal, even though she was running like crazy out there in a field filled with game and...

Learning Together

Since last summer I have spent three weekends in Denmark and held a course for instructors who want to learn more so that they can have courses based on the book “Retrieving for All Occasions”. These weekends have been great fun and I have also learnt a lot myself....

 A Wet But Great Weekend Camp

A fond memory just showed up in our feed – our summer camp in 2017! After a long and very intense weekend at the beautiful place Sjöön in the south of Sweden we almost have a post-summer camp depression. Those days required a lot of planning and we had a lot of...

Introduce Your Dog to Gunfire

I found some training notes on how I started to introduce Quling to gunfire a couple of years ago and thought I’d share them with you. I wanted to do it earlier – much earlier – but he has been a bit sick and I noticed that he felt low, so I didn’t want to start...

Puppy training with Quling

I found some lovely training videos of when Quling was a puppy so I today I’ll share them with you. I love to spend time thinking about what kind of ground training my puppy needs so that we in the future can do the activities I want us to do. To give the dog a...
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