Talking Dogs Scentwork®

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papillon searching box

Why not all boxes are equal. How to choose which to crave & save and which to ditch!

Boxes aren’t a requirement for scentwork. The environment will always provide opportunities for hiding scented articles. But adding cardboard boxes to the search environment is a cheap, flexible and smart way to help you set and achieve training goals. But not all boxes are equal. Some provide many more options than others. Today I want …

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Ettie searching bricks

Talking Dogs Scentwork® ticks all the boxes, and more!

You know that I love Talking Dogs Scentwork®. I love everything about it. It’s whatever you need it to be. Perhaps you are stuck at home, isolating, shielding, confined due to health issues. Maybe you take your dog to work with you. She could be keeping you company in your van or truck or snoozing …

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always learning and growing

Don’t waste your great start. Keep learning, keep growing.

So you’ve taught your dog to find a specific scent. Job done. Or is it? It can be if you want to stick to the very basics of scentwork. Your dog will enjoy it but at best it is likely to become humdrum and predictable. And at worst it can become frustrating and stressful. Don’t throw …

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Sociable Rosie jumping up

Sociability is as important to our dogs as it is to us. Why we should cut our dogs some slack as we all search for connection.

Most of us are craving connection. Craving being sociable. And not just verbal, but physical connection. Even anti-social introverts like me are missing hugging people. None of the lockdowns have been easy, but I think that many of us have found this last one the hardest. It came on the heels of so much separation. …

Sociability is as important to our dogs as it is to us. Why we should cut our dogs some slack as we all search for connection. Read More »

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