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Blog posts by Lena Gunnarsson


Lena Gunnarsson is a Swedish dog trainer, instructor and author of the book ”Retrieving for All Occasions”. She has three 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.

Just laugh it off

One of the most important building blocks in our training philosophy is that we are looking for the good stuff that the dog does so that we can reward that. There’s something a little magical about that, because it rubs off on everything. Suddenly you notice...

Piece of Cake

It took almost six months before the day came when Flippa did not listen to the recall whistle, but simply ran in the other direction – towards the cat poop. I was surprised – I had become so spoiled by almost everything coming so easily with this dog. Never before...
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