I'm so excited that you have found me and my online scentwork school! Enjoying scentwork games with my dog is one of my all time favourite activities and to be able to share that joy with you is a real privilege. Even though I was a professional detector dog handler, when it came to teaching my pet dog those same sniffing skills I quickly learned that my dog needed different support and a different style of teaching. With no suitable resources - 'after all, pet dogs can't be detector dogs!' (yes, people really said that to me) - I devised my own system. Based on best practice and firmly founded in operational skill sets, I combined my scentwork skills with my long experience of teaching all sorts of pet dogs. An instant success with my clients, Talking Dogs Scentwork® was born.
Now it's your turn to get involved. Don't limit your dog, don't limit yourself. I've made it super easy to learn step by step all the skills you'll need to be a super scentwork team. In as little as 10 minutes you can teach your dog to identify a specific scent and before you know it, you will be searching like a pro! You don't have to be a dog trainer, all you need is a dog, a scent and a reward and off you go. If you, or your dog, have any restrictions, including health, physical or behavioural, scentwork is perfect for you. Every person and every dog can get involved. There are no limits in scentwork. You and your dog can work together as little or as often as you want, indoors or outdoors, with tricky or straightforward searches that suit your skill levels and ambitions. All the lessons and advice are positive reward based training, designed to help all dogs, whether food or toy oriented, no matter their age or breed type, and requires zero prior training or scentwork experience. Really - your dog doesn't have to know anything before learning how to sniff for a specific scent.
These 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, to be able to concentrate and in turn feel tired and relaxed. Calm dogs live longer (stress has been shown to be detrimental to the health of dogs and people), 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.
I know it can be scary to set a new goal. Would I be wrong to say that dog training isn't as easy as it looks? But I have taught so many dogs and coached so many people that this training method has been tested and honed to within an inch of it's life. I know you can do it and I know that your dog will love it!