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Anja Ballwieser MSc

Anja Ballwieser lives and breathes animal training. As movie animal trainer and falconer, she loves training with a variety of species for performances and shows. Her expertise includes a variety of fields, such as trick training, obedience and rally, hunting, search and rescue, behavior modification, medical and husbandry training, training for research, kid and pet relationships, as well as breeding and puppy socialization.

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 also loves to explore the science behind her work and has an MSc in Applied Animal Behavior and Training. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a professional member of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT- KSA), certified dog trainer by the Veterinary Council Lower Saxony, and she graduated Cat-Psychology-Studies at ATN Academy Switzerland.

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

Anja lives at the foothills of the Alps with her husband, their kids, dogs, cats and chickens.


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 animals’ physical and mental well-being.

Purposeful training helps animals to understand, 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 fulfil their physical and mental needs and let them be active partners in the training process.