I’m a Swedish dog trainer and instructor. At the moment I’ve got one Golden Retriever, Diesel, and one Labrador Retriever, Keen.I’ve been an instructor for more than 14 years and have given courses in basic every day obedience, puppy training, recall, obedience and positive gun dog training following the clicker philosphy. At the moment I mainly deliver gundog training classes, both in Sweden and abroad. Together with Lena Gunnarsson I own and run Klickerförlaget Göteborg AB, and we try to spread the word of positive dog training through books, videos, clinics and courses.
I My motto is that training should be fun for both the dog and the handler. All my training is based on the clicker training philosphy. I am so happy to have found a congenial and efficient way of training, and then when students say “Training this way is so positive and so pleasant, without being harsh on my dog” and “Why didn’t I come to you earlier for gundog training” – well, that certainly warms my heart and proves I’m on the right track.
I’ve competed in working tests, Swedish field trials/hunt tests, obedience, rally obedience, nosework and tracking and have obtained qualifications in all these disciplines.Gundog training and hunting is now the main part of my training and my dogs and I thoroughly enjoy training, competing and picking up. I do shoot myself, I’ve got a “hunting examination” and enjoy shooting clays, but haven’t shot anything by myself for my own dogs as yet.I love learning and so regularly participate in courses, both with my own dogs and as an observer. I also like to travel to the UK, where I’ve attended several courses and been helping carrying game to gain experience of UK field trials. I also enjoy judging at the occasional working test when opportunity arises.
Particular breed knowledge
I ownMy speciality is training retrievers, but I’ve helped several HPRs and spaniels with their gundog work as well as of course training retrieving and obedience for these breeds – delivery to hand, heelwork, stop whistle and casting.
I’m an instructor for the foundations grades. I offer courses, 121s both live and online as well as online courses. All breeds are welcome. I offer both foundation courses, specialised courses focusing only on the stop whistle or casting and preparatory courses for working tests or cold game trials.
Qualifications andother accreditations
Author of the book Retrieving for All Occasions – Foundations for Excellence in Gun Dog Training (together with Lena Gunnarsson) https://www.retrievingforalloccassions.com
I’ve got a masters degree in supply chain management and a bachelor in industrial enginering and my day job is as an organizational developer within IT in the construction business.
Contacts and contact details
Elsa is looking forward to hearing from you and will be happy to have a chat about your training needs: