Tag Archives: German Shepherd

To find your voice you must leave normal behind


You live in a world wide culture denying God, even those who claim to believe that he exists rarely believe in him and don’t do real worship. Of course there are explanations, rules and many regulations, ideas and even doubts in your own mind;  insecurities and enigmas – about him or her or it. I was just the same. Until the summer of 2010 when I received the first inspiration. I had … Continue reading

Chelsea Sunna II

Chelsea Sunna in her favorite seat

When she came into my life she had broken spirit, more than any dog I’ve met before. And I’ve met many. There was no way she’d speak to you with her eyes, for months No way she’d make a connection. All dog trainers know how to solve this, by playing with the dog. Sunna wouldn’t be tricked that way. She loves to play and she has uncommon … Continue reading

Chelsea Sunna


When I first heard of her it was more in passing than not. She was the smallest and most fragile of the litter, the same litter as Birta comes from. As I’ve told before, I was away when Birta was chosen and my sister brought Ljufur, their father, to the litter to choose for me. He chose Birta and he chose the right one. There is no … Continue reading


Káta, Salka, Birta and Ljúfur

The opportunity came as a surprise to Ljúfur and me. A friend of ours saw a small ad someplace int the Net and pointed it out to us. We responded – or I responded for him – and a few days later he met with Ída for the first time. She was a few days into her Heat cycle and her owners felt she should have at … Continue reading

Point of no return

You big bad Sheffer, I'll show you ...

As it turned out I found myself being merry with my dogs, learning their language as I went along and they learning my language the same way I did. By paying attention to one another and experimenting with messages. As I entered my second year with Ljúfur I felt a need to learn more. I had met so many persons in the world of dog training, I … Continue reading

SAR training

On a break from snow avalance training

Within a month me and Ljúfur started SAR training with a group called Björgunarhundasveit Íslands (BHSÍ). It’s a group who has trained rescue dogs in Iceland for more than twenty years and they train together on a weekly basis all year round. Within three months we had gone to all training sessions available with the group and learnt all the techniques taugth there. Ljúfur showed in those … Continue reading



When Káta was two years old I met Ljúfur. We met in the same week of his second birthday. He is a German Shepherd pure breed, of the name Gunnarsholts Picasso. When we met I had never known German Shepherds (Sheffer) from first hand experience. I had many ideas about them, as is common, which later experience has changed. This dog breed is, along with Retrievers and … Continue reading