Summer Seminar 2023

Summer seminar, Norway the 23th - 25th of June 

Choose between:
1 day Julia Robertson 
1 or 2 days Dr. Amber Batson
All 3 days
Course fee information further down on this page.



The seminar is theory only - no dogs/practical training, a great way to keep yourself updated!

This seminar will give you a certificate of attendance.

PS. if you have completed level 3 certificate or level 4 Diploma by Nordic Dog Trainer and attend all three days, you are also entitled to the "Expert certificate" and sticker for your certificate/diploma.

Please note: this an advanced seminar. For best learning outcome you need to have completed intermediate courses/education in dog behaviour. 



Friday the 23rd of June 10.00 - 17.00: Julia Robertson Topic: The dog's physical functions


  •  Fascia
    • Fascia discussion
    • Understanding fascia, and why it is important.
    • Common compensation patterns
  • Posture
    • The importance of assessing posture from a dog training perspective
    • Common postural issues
  • Functional movement
    • Assessing the movement dogs 
    • Discuss the importance of functional movement.
    • How can you perform a gait assessment?
    • Where does functional movement fit within rehabilitation?
  •  Functional biomechanics
    • What are functional biomechanics?
    • Activities that can be used to enhance a dog’s movement and health

Saturday the 24th of June 10.00 - 17.00: Dr. Amber Batson


Fearful Fido: a multimodal approach to helping dogs with fear

4 lectures to contain:

What is fear? What is the difference between fear, anxiety and phobia? What goes on inside body and brain when a dog experiences fear.  How are fear based memories stored and how does this affect future learning? We will have a brief look at trauma experiences in dogs.

A look at how disease and pain may contribute to the development of some fears based on the most up to date science and will briefly consider how neutering may affect fear responses.

A consideration of which aspects of activities and environment might help a fearful dog? This will include discussion on human to dog relationship building, enrichment and activity types in fearful dogs.  There will be a short section on the use of psychopharmaceuticals or supplements in fear cases.

A recent real life case study of Amber’s to work through how this information is applied practically to effect a positive outcome for both human and dog using a multimodal approach.  There will be time for questions at the end of the day

unday the 25th of June 9.00 - 16.00*: Dr. Amber Batson 
Topic: case studies including repetitive behaviour and aggression in adolescent dog.

*Times Sunday may be subject to change, depending on Dr. Batson's flights.

Course fee:

1 day Julia Robertson, Friday the 23rd of June
Including lunch: 155 Euro/1650 NOK
Without lunch: 145 Euro/1550 NOK

2 days Dr. Amber Batson, Saturday the 24th of June and Sunday the 25th of June
Including lunch: 310 Euro/3300 NOK
Without lunch: 290 Euro/3100 NOK

All 3 days 23rd - 25th of June
Including lunch: 465 Euro/4950 NOK
Without lunch: 435/4650 NOK


The price include:

  • certificate of attendance (and Expert sticker for those that have completed Level 3 certificate/Level 4 Diploma)
  • coffee/tea
  • biscuits and fruit during breaks


Terms and conditions (please read this carefully):

Written and confirmed cancellation within eight - 8 weeks before the start of the course: 100% refund.
Written and confirmed cancellation within four - 4 weeks before the start of the course: 50% refund.
Less than 4 weeks before the start of the course: the full course fee will be charged.

Betalingsregler (Norwegian):
Skriftlig og bekreftet avmelding innen 8 uker før kursstart: 100 % refusjon av kursavgift (unntatt depositum)
Skriftlig og bekreftet avmelding innen 4 uker før kursstart: 50 % refusjon av kursavgift (unntatt depositum)
Skriftlig og bekreftet avmelding senere enn 4 uker før kursstart (uavhengig av årsak): ingen refusjon



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Summer Seminar 2023

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