Ten years ago I pioneered scentwork for companion dogs across the UK.
If you want more scentwork, better relationships, happier dogs, come learn with me as Talking Dogs Scentwork® enters a second decade.
I am so thankful for all the clients who bought into my concept of supportive scentwork. Humans supporting canines as we all work towards common goals. I'm not just talking about the goal of finding the target scent, but of the ultimate goal of helping our dogs feel confident as we build trust and partnerships with them.
My foolproof system is used in more than 24 countries by thousands of dog lovers just like you.
Over the years I have tried many different dog training activities but
Talking Dogs Scentwork® is the ‘Creme De La Creme’.
It’s brilliant! Dogs love it, handlers love it and ALL DOGS CAN DO IT! TDS provides dogs and handlers with essential mental and physical exercise. It strengthens the bond between dog and handler. TDS can be done anywhere - indoors or out. Truffle, my 14 year old Working Cocker, still enjoys daily searches for her ‘mice’. It keeps her alert and active. I’m so pleased I discovered Pam. I would recommend TDS to all dog owners..
Scentwork for all
Using my supportive scentwork system, every dog can not only benefit from, but can experience joy and pleasure when engaging in Talking Dogs Scentwork®
Dogs who can be reative with other dogs and/or people have quickly learned that we offer a safe space for them to relax and learn.
Dogs who are starting to lose mobility or who are differently abled from other dogs find themselves shoulder to shoulder with their peers, their noses doing just as fine a job as all the others.
We have welcomed, and continue to welcome, handlers in wheelchairs, with walking aids, with autism and with mental challenges.
Dogs and handlers both young and old, complete novices and experienced trainers have all succeed with Talking Dogs Scentwork®
The supportive scentwork offered by Talking Dogs Scentwork® has proved time and time again that excellence can walk, or sniff, hand in hand with inclusivity. Nobody should feel excluded or belittled for having a certain breed of dog or a disability or for not having years of experience or a deep understanding of learning theory.
My core values and long experience remain the same:
TALKING DOGS SCENTWORK® IS FOR EVERY DOG AND EVERY HANDLER
Having an anxious, reactive dog is very difficult. Training classes often left both of us frustrated and disheartened. Then we discovered Talking Dogs Scentwork® and loved it from day one.
I love that everything about TDS is centred around the individual dog - what you search for, the types of searches you do, even asking other dogs to leave the room if needed. I also learnt to trust my dog, and he learnt that I was there to help and support him and for the first time we were actually working as a team. He adores scentwork, from the carefully controlled searches that kept him sane during periods of crate rest/restricted exercise to digging up tiny bits of cloth buried on a beach - the possibilities are endless and the best thing is that he always 'wins'