Talking Dogs Scentwork®

Pam Mackinnon

Founder & Director of Talking Dogs Scentwork®, dog trainer for 30 years, dedicated to improving human understanding of, and the welfare of, dogs. I love to write, to read, to photograph, to create.

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How to use scentwork to help solve your dog’s behaviour problems.

I’ve been using scentwork to help solve behaviour and training problems forever. Granted, I never called it scentwork for the first twenty years. I called it the ‘find it game’. Or didn’t name it but just used variations of it as techniques to help with numerous issues. Since starting Talking Dogs Scentwork® 10 years ago, …

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A decade of sniffing. Pioneering, dog centred, supportive scentwork is ten years old!

Ten years old. How can Talking Dogs Scentwork® be ten years old already?! Trying to get my head around the fact that scentwork has been my life for a decade is truly mind boggling. But there it is. My little sniffing company has passed it’s first decade milestone. Origins My love of scentwork started way …

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Why I still need to practise the basics. (Part 1)

After all these years of scentworking, you might wonder why I still need to practise the basics. And what are the basics of scentwork anyway? Let me explain.  The basics are those foundation skills that you learn right at the start of your scentwork journey. But that you might start to take for granted as …

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