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About us

Anja Ballwieser

Anja Ballwieser lives and breathes Animal Training.

She is a movie animal trainer, falconer and founded her animal training center in Sindelsdorf, Bavaria to do workshops for professional animal trainer. Families and their pets can learn about medical and husbandry training, as well as how to prepare their dog or cat for the arrival of a new human family member.

Anja is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT- KSA), certified dog trainer by the Veterinary Council Lower Saxonycertified TAGteacher Level 2, and she graduated Cat-Psychology-Studies at ATN Academy Switzerland. She is a proud member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers,  The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators, the Berufsverband der Hundeerzieher und Verhaltensberater e.V., the Berufsverband der Tierverhaltensberater und – Trainer e.V. and the Deutschen Falkenorden e.V.

She keeps learning and continuing her international education regularly, and loves to connect with fellow animal trainer.

Beside her work, Anja volunteers for the German Retrieverclub (DRC).

For her, preparatory training, desensitization and management of the environment are crucial, to properly prepare animals for new challenges at work and at home. So they can live comfortably and work excellently.

Anja lives at the foothills of the Alps with her husband, their son, three dogs, two cats and chicken.

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Our Training Philosophy

We believe training is an essential part of the welfare of all animals in human care. Just like nutrition and health care. It is the responsibility of the human caregiver to create an environment and best handling practices to ensure all animal’s physical and mental well-being.

Purposeful training helps animals to learn, how to behave in all kinds of situations and prepares them for their tasks at work and at home.

Happy and healthy human and animal learners are our first priority. We work with modern training techniques, rely on the science of behavior change and love to find creative training solutions.

For the welfare of our animals we strive to fulfill their physical and mental needs, and let them be active partners in the training process.

Training Center

Our Training Center in Sindelsdorf, Bavaria is built to fit various training needs. Our Seminar Room has modern equipment for presentations and talks. Our Indoor Training Room and Gear is prepared for versatile training challenges: Clicker Training, Movie Animal Training, Medical & Husbandry Training, Mobility, Retrieving, Gun Dog, Nosework, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Search and Rescue, Conformation, working with dogs, cats and birds.

In addition to our own workshops we regularly invite top-class animal trainer with their exciting topics.