Hello from Southern Finland!

Jobs for dogs was founded in 2013 and is run by Animal trainers Jenny Koljonen and Päivi Romppainen. We specialize in Detection dog training and are best known for the pioneer work of Human ID scent tracking for civilian dogs. 


Happy you found us!

Jenny Koljonen

Co-Founder, Training Instructor, Dog Trainer & Canine Massage Therapist

Inquiries on: Human ID scent tracking (Advanced), Tracking, Canine massage therapy

Contact: (preferred method by email) jenny [ät] jobsfordogs.fi, +358 40 5959606

Special Skills and Interests: Scent Detection Work, Human ID Scent Tracking, Tracking & Searching, Puppy training, Canine Physical Condition&Body Maintenance

Dogs: Rottweiler/Boxer-Doberman Mix Rokki (b. 2009), Beauceron Myy (b. 2013)

Education: Animal Trainer, Competence-based qualification (Kao 2011) with internships at The Guide Dog School, The Finnish Society of Hearing and Aid Dogs, The Helsinki Society for Animal Protection, The Police Dog Training Centre and Kainuu Vocational Collage: training projects of civilian and working pups. Canine Massage Therapist, Preparatory training for competence-based qualification (Amiedu 2017). MA (Helsinki University 2003)

Projects: Human ID Scent Tracking for civilian dog handlers by Ilkka Hormila 2010: participant with own dog, The CogniDog Project (Eye-tracking camera research perception in dogs & Thermal imaging research on animal emotions, Helsinki University 2012, 2015): participant with own dogs, Viper Detection Project, Animal Trainers of Finland 2013: participant with own dog, Hypo Dog Pilot, together with Päivi, 2013-2014

Also: Founder at Copycat

Päivi Romppainen

Co-Founder, Training Instructor & Dog Trainer


Inquiries on: Human ID scent tracking (Beginners), Hypo dogs, Behavior therapy 

Contact: paivi [ät] jobsfordogs.fi, +358 40 5104040

Special Skills and Interests: Human ID Scent Detection Work, Tracking & Searching, Nose Work, Hypo Alert Dog Training, Behavioral Counseling 

Dog: Australian Shepherd Bronto (2013)

Cat: Käpy

Education: Animal Trainer, Competence-based qualification (Amiedu 2015)

Projects: Human ID Scent Tracking for civilian dog handlers by Ilkka Hormila 2010, participant with own dog, Hypo Dog Pilot Project, together with Jenny, 2013-2014

Also: Nose Work Trial Judge, Editor in Chief of Police Dog Magazine, Author of the books:

  • Finnish Police Dogs at Work, 2007
  • Dog Breeds and Their Original Use, 2010
  • Successful Dog Training (with Tommy Wiren), 2012
  • Nicely on a Leash (with Tommy Wiren), 2014
  • Human ID Scent Detection Dogs, Tracking and Searching (with Ilkka  Hormila), 2019


The first Haureka was held in 2013 as part of a launch of Jobs for Dogs. Haureka seminars are organized in co-operation with K9 Ilma Global Training and Noseworks. From the beginning the seminars have been held in The Science Center Heureka in Vantaa, Finland. A well suited place for the seminar that aims to offer up-to-date science based knowledge on scent detection dog training without forgetting the importance of the practical experience. 

It’s the venue that also inspired the name for the seminar: “Hau” is what dogs say in Finnish when barking. A wordplay that can only be understood by Finns (like so many words and manners in this little northern country). However from the first seminar we have aimed to lure participants from all over the world and are happy to see that the amount of foreign quests has grown from seminar to seminar. Thank you for coming to Finland! Special thanks also for those of you who have attended all three seminars: well done! And for our brilliant speakers through the years, one more time: KIITOS!  


- THE POWER OF K9 SCENT DETECTION January 26 & 27, 2018 Speakers: Joakim Berlin (SWE), Chiraq Patel (GBR), Simon Prins (NLD), Ilkka Hormila (FIN)

198 participants from 11 countries and three continents. Thank you for being there!


- THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SCENT DETECTION AND SPECIAL DOG’S TRAINING November 21 & 22, 2015 Speakers: Paola A. Prada (U.S.), Simon Prins (NLD) & Harri Gustafsberg (FIN)

Special Greetings from Team Rokka in Tanzania


- THE ART & SCIENCE OF DETECTION DOG TRAINING September 28 & 29, 2013 Speakers: Adee Schoon (NLD) & Ilkka Hormila (FIN)