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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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How being a lazy trainer can get you surprising results!

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission at no cost to you if you buy using the links. I only tell you about products I love and use myself. You can read the full disclosure here. Lazy trainer or training on the fly? I describe myself as a lazy …

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

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission at no cost to you if you buy using the links. You can read the full disclosure here. About a year into running workshops, I started selling the TDS Scentwork Starter Kit. These kits comprised a storage tin, a packet of dried …

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Setting out a search

Anyone who has seen me setting out a search at a workshop knows how seriously I take it. Boxes are moved a couple of centimetres to the left or right. Baskets are moved so that they are further apart. Chairs are carefully positioned to ensure they do the job. And that’s the crux of it …

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