About Us


ABOUT US


My wish is to share my passion for animal behaviour & welfare and

to help you to restore and cherish your present and future human-animal relationships














                                                                            Annika Mattson

                                                             

My professional background is in Hospitality, Marketing and Communications. For many years I worked for international corporations worldwide and learned how to function and appreciate different cultures. My experience from working in a service industry has taught me to appreciate diversity, respect the individual, be emphatic, be a good listener and to keep an open mind.


The human mind and why we behave the way we do has always intrigued me. Along this path,

my love for animals and nature inspired me to return to university to study behaviour and welfare of companion animals and to turn a passion into a profession. PAWSENSE was established in 2017.


The world of SCENTS has become my new passion ! Dogs of any breed, size and age can enjoy it. Shy, fearful or reactive dogs can build new confidence and highly active dogs will  burn energy. NOSEWORK stimulates the dog's brain, develops problem solving skills and helps to improve the mental and physical balance of any dog. As a handler you learn important communication and observation skills that can be used in other training or life situations. 

 

Together with Fawkes, my young working line Golden, we work with a detection team in Belgium to detect bed-bugs in homes and hotels.

 



   

CERTIFICATION



Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Cornell University, USA 


International Postgraduate Course in Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare  (PGDip CABW)

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL - Odisee), Belgium 

             




















Current version of this course





OTHER RELEVANT COURSES & DIPLOMAS


  • Scent For Six, The School of Canine Science, online (2021)
  • Separation Anxiety Dog, Moira Hechenleitner, online (2021)
  • Predation Substitute Training, Simone Mueller, online (2021)
  • Urban BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training), Viviane Arzoumanian, online (2021)
  • Effort-LessDog Walking, Grisha Stewart, online (2021)
  • Nutrition & Behaviour, The School of Canine Science, online (2021)
  • RCT: Relationship Centered Training, Suzanne Clothier, online (2020)
  • CARAT: Ethology of the individual, Suzanne Clothier, online (2020)
  • Agression in dogs conference, Michael Shikashio and others, online (2020)
  • Cavorting Canines: effects of exercise on the dog, Dr. Amber Batson, online (2020)
  • Troublesome Teens: surviving doggy adolescence, Dr. Amber Batson, online (2020)
  • Separation Anxiety in dogs, online by Assisi Animal Health, (2020)
  • Recognising pain in Dogs, Debbie Gross Torraca, online (2020)
  • Animal & Law Chair, University of Antwerp (Faculty of Law), Belgium (2109)
  • Cognitive disfunction-an emotional disorder in the elderly canine, Dr. Sarah Heath, online (2019)
  • Fireworks refresher-what to do to help feline and canine patients, Dr. Sarah Heath, online (2019)
  • Introducing cats and dogs, Dr. Jenna Kiddie, online (2019)
  • Techniques de stretching et de massage canin, Vanessa Soyeur, Belgium (2019)
  • Barking Mad-abnormal behaviours in the dog, Amber Batson, Belgium (2018)
  • Training mistakes that create headache for dogs, Kathy Sdao, Belgium (2018)
  • Puppy and instructor course-de nieuwe hond in de manschapij, Belgium (2017-2018)
  • Basic agression course for animal professionals, Dr. Amber Batson, Belgium (2017-2018)
  • The emotional world of cats/dogs-pain assessment, pheromones, neutering, Dr. Daniel Mills, Belgium (2017)
  • First aid course to assist companion animals, Dr. Catherine Teughels, Belgium (2017)
  • Balans en coordinatie van pup tot puber, Sam Turner, Belgium (2016)
  • Beyond dominance-daily life with your dog, Dr. Amber Batson, Belgium (2015)
  • Calming signals, Turid Rugaas, Belgium (2016)
  • Gedragsproblemen bij katten, Belgian Government, Belgium (2016)
  • Patologisch gedrag bij honden, Conference, Belgium (2016)
  • Play & agression-are they closely related?, Pia Silvani, Belgium (2016)
  • Gedragstraining hond in form, Joke Monterey, Belgium (2015)