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How to turn Christmas rubbish into scentwork gold!

Christmas can be a messy affair. And with even more need for online shopping and presents having to be posted, this year could produce more rubbish than usual. But look again, from your dog’s perspective. And suddenly what you see as Christmas rubbish turns into scentwork gold. Treasure Look closely at what you actually have. …

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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 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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