These coaching sessions are designed for you if you are already teaching dog training in some form and want to increase your experience of teaching scentwork. This could be in order to add a new service to your business. Or you could be working to become a Talking Dogs Scentwork® Elite Trainer so that you can deliver the TDS scent workshops to your clients. These workshops have been honed over many years and have been both the backbone and the inspiration for everything that has come after. They are precious to me and I don't let just anyone deliver them. But when I do give a trainer the green light to teach them, you know that you are truly an important member of the TDS family. You are an Elite Trainer!
Whatever your goals, I am here to help you reach them. Here's how:
Elite Trainer package
This package is open to all scentwork trainers. But it is a requirement for becoming a TDS Elite Trainer. It is essential for me to know colleagues who I allow to teach my precious TDS workshops. By maintaining close communication over a 3 month period, we can really get to know each other.
This package gives you a 1 hour Zoom meeting every 2 weeks for 3 months. This let's us set goals, address challenges as soon as they arise and move forward at the right time. We can keep in touch by email between sessions and you will be asked to send me videos of you teaching and working dogs that I can review. We can then discuss my observations and work together to enhance the great stuff and improve the areas that need work.
You can talk to me about how you are getting on with the How to Teach Scentwork course (graduation is required to become at TDS Elite Trainer). You can feedback how your teaching is going, adapt lessons to your real life teaching environment and brainstorm future lesson plans.
And of course, if you've not yet achieved Accredited Handler certification (required in order to become a TDS Elite Trainer) I'm happy to coach you on that too. I can suggest areas where you might need more learning, recommend resources to help you with that, and help you assess when you are ready to go for it! I won't give you all the answers or give away any hints that will guarantee that you will become a TDS AH. Part of the process is self-assessment, you picking the right time to move forward, you having the knowledge to make those judgement calls. But I will be there helping you prepare and willing you on to do your very best.
Included in this coaching package is membership to the Scent Seeker Community (value £60+) This lasts for the duration of the package. Of course, if you reach the required standards and I invite you to become a TDS Elite Trainer, your Scent Seeker Membership will continue to run as long as you remain part of our trainer subscription scheme.
If by the end of the package we agree that we work well together and that you have the required skills, knowledge and understanding to become a TDS Elite Trainer, I will ask you to complete a formal application form. If I am happy with that I will give you my endorsement to become at TDS Elite Trainer.
You can book this package as often as you need. You set the time frame for achieving your goals, you are in charge. Sometimes life gets in the way of our plans. Or you might not be quite as ready as you thought to start on your next adventure. Whatever your situation, you set the agenda, the time frame, the progress.
In order to become a TDS Elite Trainer, you must:
- have achieved TDS Accredited Handler status
- successfully completed the How to Teach Scentwork course
- participated and completed the Successful Scentwork Trainer - Elite 3 month coaching package
- had your application form to become a TDS Elite Trainer endorsed by me (Pam)
There's no better way to find success that by having me in your corner.