Talking Dogs Scentwork®

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ladder is the right tool for dog

Why choosing the right tool for the job takes work.

Epiphany I had an epiphany! When recently stocking up on decorating supplies I decided to include a small step ladder in my order. Don’t know what prompted me to do this, but as I clattered it out of the van I wondered if I’d made a rash purchase. As the preparation for decorating commenced, the …

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lazy trainer can't train this

How being a lazy trainer can get you surprising results!

Lazy trainer or training on the fly? I describe myself as a lazy trainer. I prefer to train on the fly, resisting sessions where I have to pre-plan. And I’m terrible for starting to teach something and then once the dog gets the idea moving to the next exercise rather than finishing the previous one …

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Cherry nose

15 ways dog trainers get scentwork training wrong. And how to avoid making the same mistakes.

I have concentrated the last ten years on teaching scentwork over everything else. And as a result I have learned lots! I’ve learned how to teach scentwork in such a way that I can’t recall any dog and handling coming to any of my workshops and failing. Every team has understood the task and achieved …

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