As the only place in Norway, the game farm is an approved area where you can test your dog against moose at fences. Our main goal is to help your dog, and not least, provide good advice for the owners as well.

The farm also offers organized activities and overnight stays out of the ordinary.


Viltgården's training goal is to lay the foundation for good hunting experiences for dog and hunter. We help puppies and young dogs to understand their task and build a good relationship between dog and hunter.

Some dogs have changed behavior after a bad experience with moose. This can often be solved by training security together with the dog handler and dog in close contact with moose.

We can offer this in controlled forms.

Our specialty is training moose dogs on moose in a safe environment. Our moose don't care about the dogs, but guess what, the dogs do! Being able to train the dogs in a safe and controlled environment is a unique opportunity that just has to be tried.
CALL-IN course
Setesdalens Kennel in cooperation with Viltgården organizes a course in basic calling. The course was held twice last year and with good feedback. The instructor for the course is Bjørnar Gyberg, who has a long experience from the Norwegian Defense Dog Service, and has trained the grey-elk- hound Setesdalens Zelda. Sign up under Courses & gatherings.
Courses in basic training theory and dog anatomy - in theory and practice. Sign up under Courses & gatherings.


Throughout the four seasons, we must always take into account the needs of the dogs.


Winter is a great time for dog training, but we have to be careful if it has been very cold for long periods of time. We also see that there can be extreme weather changes and high winds. This can present challenges as the moose want to get into hiding to have peace and control.

Otherwise, the moose are very often active and playful in the winter and the time when the moose like to feed and are in more movement.


Spring is usually a very favorable season for training. The moose are in a period where they want more contact and food. This means that they tend to stay down near the training area for longer periods of time. This is also a period that we like to use for training the leash dog.

After the bull has lost his antlers, he becomes calmer and we can spend some time inside the moose. The only thing we have to pay special attention to then, is around a possible calving in late May / June.


Summer is the time when we see most people want to train their dogs. For many, it is a vacation and the time can be used with the family to also train dogs. A great idea, but now we must especially think about the dogs. High temperatures are not very good for dogs as they can suffer from heat stroke during high activity. If it gets very hot, we sometimes have to regulate training times to early morning or after sunset.

The moose are now also very calm as they do not thrive in temperatures above 16 degrees. They are more at rest, which is great for puppy training or for dogs that need security and less activity.


When the temperature drops and the moose are in rut, they are more active. At this time, as in winter, we can get a lot out of training. The bull is in heat and very playful. While this can be a challenge for some dogs, it can also be an advantage if the dog needs a little extra exercise to get going.