Talking Dogs Scentwork®

Scentwork equipment

Equipment used in scentwork training

Cherry nose

15 ways dog trainers get scentwork training wrong. And how to avoid making the same mistakes.

I have concentrated the last ten years on teaching scentwork over everything else. And as a result I have learned lots! I’ve learned how to teach scentwork in such a way that I can’t recall any dog and handling coming to any of my workshops and failing. Every team has understood the task and achieved …

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dog with many scentwork starter kit mice

How to make a scentwork starter kit (without a mouse!)

About a year into running workshops, I started selling the TDS Scentwork Starter Kit. These kits comprised a storage tin, a packet of dried catnip, a scentwork mouse and instructions for how to introduce your dog to the scented toy. If you’re eagle eyed, you might have noticed that the kits have been out of …

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Ella in her Equafleece orange jumper

Dressed for Success! How, and when, to dress your dog.

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Autumn’? The reds and oranges of the season? Or perhaps the sound of leaves crunching under your feet? Maybe it’s the smell of hot soup and crackling fires? Or snuggling into a cosy jumper, freshly laundered after months of sitting at the back of your …

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