Bettina Stemmler

Dog Trainer, Dog Behaviourist

Main focus: Dogtraining, Canine Science

Websites/blogs: ,

Languages: German, English

City: Zurich

Canton: Zurich

Country: Switzerland

Topics: agility, canine science

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


After completing my business baccalaureate at the Gymnasium Büelrain and an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Zurich, I switched to psychology (specialising in social psychology), history and philosophy. I specialised in the interdisciplinary field of the human-dog relationship by investigating this unique relationship from a historical, philosophical and psychological perspective, both theoretically and through empirical research. I graduated in 2012 with a licentiate. In addition to my studies, I completed various ccourses as a dog trainer and behavioural consultant and train people and their dogs (reward-based and scientifically sound). In 2014, I founded the Initiative for forcefree dogtraining (, which now has over 700 supporting professionals and many large organisations. I have published articles for various media and given lectures/participated in congresses as a speaker. In addition to my work with dogs, I also work with my husband in the film industry.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Speech at international dog trainer congress
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A short speech to introduce the initiative for forcefree dogtraining (

This talk is in: English
Interview im Tele Züri

This talk is in: German
Trainingsdemo an der Hundemesse
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This talk is in: German
Akademische Arbeiten

This talk is in: German
Artikel und Radiointerviews

This talk is in: German