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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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A decade of sniffing. Pioneering, dog centred, supportive scentwork is ten years old!

Ten years old. How can Talking Dogs Scentwork® be ten years old already?! Trying to get my head around the fact that scentwork has been my life for a decade is truly mind boggling. But there it is. My little sniffing company has passed it’s first decade milestone. Origins My love of scentwork started way …

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Why I still need to practise the basics. (Part 1)

After all these years of scentworking, you might wonder why I still need to practise the basics. And what are the basics of scentwork anyway? Let me explain.  The basics are those foundation skills that you learn right at the start of your scentwork journey. But that you might start to take for granted as …

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Why you need to get rid of the idea that your dog can’t be a detector dog

There are so many reasons why you need to get rid of the idea that your dog can’t be a detector dog. I’ve not met a dog yet who couldn’t use her wonderful sense of smell to find a specific scent. All dogs can participate in this activity which is why I love it so …

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