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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Are you paying attention? Why, and how, to be more mindful of your dog.

Are you paying attention? What is your dog doing right now? Do you know? Perhaps she’s in the room with you snoozing by your side just like my terrier girls? Or perhaps she’s taken herself off to bed in another room like my lab? If you have other folks at home with you, she could …

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terrier mix on spirit of Scotland sculpture Loudoun hill

Our moving story. Flitting, staying and landing on our feet.

When the pandemic hit in March 2020 and the first lockdown came into force, I’m guessing I wasn’t alone in having a visceral response. Moving was a must. To be prevented from being with my family who lived 450 miles away was devastating. I was luckier than many who lived off island in other parts …

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scentwork terrier

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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