An enlightening boat trip with Turid is a great opportunity to tell us about her lifelong dedication.
“Curiosity is the essence of everything, in people and dogs. Curiosity brought me to observe. If you start observing you start to see, then you start to understand and then you can start to respect. There was no interest (from anyone), no interest whatsoever. It took many years for some people to be able to admit that they had learned something different.” (Turid Rugaas)
“I first ran across Turid at a conference in Canada. I said: “Turid, you should write a book about this”. “I think you have a special gift, you could share it by writing about it!”(Terry Ryan)
“She was… a person you remember! I knew a lot about dogs, but (with Turid Rugaas) there was even more to learn.” (Anne Lill Kvam)
“She really opened my eyes. I started to measure dog’s pulse […] the results confirm what Turid has said.” (Agnes Vaelidalo)
“Turid changed my life and our dog’s life totally.” (Raili Halme)
“She’s international, known everywhere. She’s tireless. She brings people together…” (Winkie Spiers)
Turid Rugaas has been working with dogs for more than forty years. At the end of the 80’s, along with her colleague, she studied, described and systemised “calming signals” in dogs. Her book and videos on the subject in their numerous translations have been, and are, among the best sellers in the specific field, where they constitute recognised points of reference all over the world. The competence and originality of the operative ideas and proposals complement and teach in such a way that Turid Rugaas is sought after for both her complete courses and campus and also for conferences and symposiums in every corner of the world. The message is loud and clear: instruction and “gentle” training based on positive association and exclude those based on the negative.