Talking Dogs Scentwork®

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ladder is the right tool for dog

Why choosing the right tool for the job takes work.

Epiphany I had an epiphany! When recently stocking up on decorating supplies I decided to include a small step ladder in my order. Don’t know what prompted me to do this, but as I clattered it out of the van I wondered if I’d made a rash purchase. As the preparation for decorating commenced, the …

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lazy trainer can't train this

How being a lazy trainer can get you surprising results!

Lazy trainer or training on the fly? I describe myself as a lazy trainer. I prefer to train on the fly, resisting sessions where I have to pre-plan. And I’m terrible for starting to teach something and then once the dog gets the idea moving to the next exercise rather than finishing the previous one …

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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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clarity

Clarity is the name of the game

Everybody uses jargon. Families have their own specific words and phrases that they use when together. While the meaning is clear to them, they often don’t realise they are using jargon until an outsider looks puzzled. Workplaces have their own shorthand. They even make acronyms from jargon, an extra layer for those not in the …

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