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This new video is a follow up to Scent 1 and is all about learning great handling skills so that you can help your dog excel and expand his scentwork expertise.
Handling is a much neglected area of scentwork, but it is every bit as important as teaching your dog to sniff out a specific scent. This video looks at handling issues, introduces directed searches and search patterns and helps you increase the length and difficulty of searches.
Using real life clips from TDS workshops, featuring over 20 different breeds, Pam coaches you through problems, provides solutions and helps you become a great handler.
In Pam Mackinnon time as a Royal Air Force trained drug detector dog handler for HM Customs & Excise Pam adored the teamwork between her and her dog. The pure joy of working together for a common purpose was magical. They searched everything from planes to cars, postal depots to houses, oil rigs to ships. They worked at many airports including Heathrow and Glasgow, ferry terminals at Dover and Stranraer plus docks at Liverpool, Hull and Greenock, and even caves and islands off the West Coast of Scotland. A few years ago she started introducing scentwork in her dog training classes. Much to her delight owners and dogs loved it as much as she did. The demand for pet dog scentwork has exploded since those early days, hence the formation of Talking Dogs Scentwork® in 2011.