Talking Dogs Scentwork®

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This is your go-to school when you want to learn from the comfort of your own home.  If you are starting from scratch, adding to your skills or learning to teach scentwork, you will find the online courses here to get you to your destination avoiding all the bumps in the road!

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online courses will help your dog learn scentwork

Core Courses

These online courses show you how to harness your dog’s natural ability to sniff and to use this skill to improve your life, and your dog’s life. By engaging with your dog in an activity that she already loves you can quickly help your dog to pay more attention to you. In turn she will be able to concentrate and so feel tired and relaxed. Calm dogs live longer (stress has been shown to be detrimental to the health of dogs and people.) Relaxed dogs are happier and are more rewarding companions. Whatever you are looking for, be it help to focus your dog, help her to adore you rather than ignore you or simply teach your dog a fabulous skill for fun, I have the right course for you.

Pro-track courses

Learning your craft doesn’t have to be a slog. The process is the prize. Enjoying learning and wanting to pass that knowledge on to others is the gift. I’ve put together a series of Pro-Track online courses that will help you dig deeper in order to better understand the needs and roles of both dog and handler. Reading body language, knowing how to respond to different dogs in different situations, communicating clearly and succinctly is what makes great scentwork trainers stand out from the crowd. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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Personal coaching

If you are working through the core or the pro-track courses, how would you like to have a more personalised experience? From August I will be offering online personal coaching sessions to help you and your dog reach your full potential. During these sessions you would have my undivided attention. You set the pace, you set the objectives, it’s all about you and what will help you get to where you want to go. 

When I ‘m speaking at a conference or teaching a workshop it’s impossible for me to dedicate large chunks of time to individual learners. But with personal online coaching, that’s exactly what we can do.  

Coaching spots are limited so make sure you’re on the mailing list. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity.

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