About Me and My Dog Training Methods
My mission is to empower dog owners by providing them with the most up-to-date, research-backed, positive, and humane training methods so that they can understand and communicate more effectively with their dogs.
As an animal lover, I’m passionate about the wellbeing of dogs and believe that dog training is about far more than obedience.
The dog training methods I use are positive reinforcement methods, which are scientifically proven to be the most effective and humane way of training dogs.
Since every case and circumstance is different, I tailor training sessions to meet your specific requirements.
Whether you’re looking to resolve an existing problem with your dog’s behaviour, want to learn more about creating a stronger relationship between you and your dog, or have just got or are getting a new puppy, I will tailor training sessions to meet both you and your dog’s needs.
My Background and Experience in Working with Dogs
I’m a Swiss-Norwegian dog trainer and behaviourist with almost 20 years experience working with dogs.
As an animal lover, it saddens me that some of the dog training methods used in this country aren`t proven by science and worse that they are inhumane and cause suffering to dogs, potentially leading to fearful, avoidant behaviour and future problems with aggression.
My passion for dog training is as much about promoting the wellbeing of dogs and helping dog owners to ensure they have healthy and happy dogs as it is about obedience training.
I began my dog training and behaviour studies in Norway with Norwegian dog trainer & behaviourist Lisbeth Borg de Waard, a huge advocate of dog wellbeing and positive reinforcement training methods and the founder of International Dog Trainer School and Nordic Education Centre for Dog Trainers.
I have also studied in the UK with world-renowned Norwegian dog trainer, Turid Rugaas, who received a badge of honour from the Norwegian King, recognising her lifetime contribution to the field of canine behaviour and welfare.
Before moving to Scotland with my Scottish fiancee Rachel in 2015, I ran a boarding kennel for dogs in Norway for 12 years which meant I had the privilege of caring for a wide range of dogs and observing a variety of canine behaviour.
I’m committed to constantly improving my knowledge and skills by studying and keeping up with the latest research from the world’s leading canine cognitive scientists.
I want my clients - dog owners - to feel empowered knowing that they are doing the very best they can for their beloved dogs.
About Nikolai Hausammann
I was born in Oslo, Norway, and since then I've moved between Norway and Lugano in Switzerland before finally settling down here in Glen Lednock, close to Comrie in Perthshire.
I live here with Rachel, my Scottish fiancèe, and our two much-loved English Cocker Spaniels, Liza, and her daughter Luna, who moved over from Norway with us.
We are both animal and dog lovers and treat our dogs like family.
Together we share a love of wildlife and nature and enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with our dogs.
I`m here to help you resolve any challenges you may be experiencing with your dog and to help you strengthen the relationship between you and your dog.
The best way of assessing exactly what you need and how I can help you is to get in touch with me by submitting your details through my contact form.
I'll aim to get back to you within 24 hours to chat about your needs and assess the best way forwards for your particular situation.