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.

Small dog with large toy

The struggle is not real. Time to follow a new path.

Over the last few years, and especially since the first lockdown, I’ve been struggling with how to help more trainers come on board at Talking Dogs Scentwork® (TDS). Not being able to see trainers in person but still give them the TDS seal of approval was proving to be an almighty struggle. But suddenly, I …

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on lead vehicle search detector Labrador

Lead in the way?

Whenever possible, I want my dogs to be off lead. Off lead allows for normal, natural movement. They can stop when they want. Sniff, move on, return to a particularly stinky spot. They can regulate their speed, choosing when to run, when to walk. It also requires them to keep an eye on me. To …

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