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Become a Scentwork Maestro: Advanced Training and Handling Techniques for Expert Dogs and Handlers Are you ready to take your Scentwork skills to the next level? Do you want to learn how to handle... [ Read more ]


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Become a Scentwork Maestro: Advanced Training and Handling Techniques for Expert Dogs and Handlers

Are you ready to take your Scentwork skills to the next level?

Do you want to learn how to handle your dog like a maestro in any scenting scenario?

If so, join us for a two day course presented by Dr Robert Hewings and Karen Caton-Hewings, two of the most respected and experienced instructors in the field.

Dr Rob and Karen are the heads of the training team at the College of Scent Dogs, where they teach ethical and evidence-based methods for Scentwork. Dr Robert Hewings is a retired police dog handler and instructor who has a doctorate in canine scent detection training. He is the author of the best-selling books "Scent Training for Every Dog" and "Tracking for Every Dog". Karen Caton-Hewings is a former explosive search dog handler who worked in the counter-terrorism department of the Metropolitan Police.
In this course, you will learn:
  • How to use advanced techniques and strategies to improve your dog's motivation, confidence and accuracy in Scentwork
  • How to design and run effectgive and realisitic Scentwork scenarios in different environments and contexts
  • How to handle your dog with finesse and precision on and off lead
  • How to read your dog's subtle and complex body language and signals in Scentwork
  • How to troubleshoot common problems and challenges in Scentwork handling
  • How to prepare yourself and your dog for Scentwork competitions and assessments
This course is suitable for dogs and handlers who have completed at least an intermediate level of Scentwork training and are looking to progress to more advanced levels. Whether you want to do Scentwork as a hobby, a sport or a profession, this course will help you achieve your Scentwork goals.

You will also have the opportunity to network with other Scentwork enthusiasts and professionals in a supportive and friendly environment.

Don't miss this chance to larn from the maestros of Scentwork and take your Scentowrk handling skills to new heights. Book your spot today and get ready for an amazing experience.
Note: working spots are strictly limited and all dogs attending are required to be comfortable resting in a crate plus working in the presence of humans and dogs. IMDT Australia will email you to collect more information about your dog prior to the workshop. 
Date: Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd June 2024
Time:  9am to 3.30pm
Cost: Working spot (with dog) $600 OR Spectator (without dog): $400
Venue: Kalamunda Agricultural Hall, 48 Canning Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076

Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another person (please advise IMDT Australia if this is to be the case, providing the new attendee’s name and contact details)
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, attendees are asked to provide their own lunch and additional refreshments.
Only approved dogs are permitted to attend.  Those attending with a dog agree that your dog is your responsibility, and you are responsible for their behaviour. All dogs attending our courses are required to be human social, dog social and comfortable working in a group class environment.
Working with dogs involves potential risks, on booking this course, all attendees accept that they interact with the dogs in attendance at their own risk.
Filming and Photography is not permitted without the express permission of IMDT Australia and College of Scent Dogs.
IMDT Australia reserves the right to change the content, timing, date, venue or presenter of the course in order to provide a high quality service or where it is necessary for reasons beyond our control. IMDT  Australia reserves the right to cancel a course up to and including the date of the course and will strive to give as much notice of this as possible. IMDT Australia will not be liable for any losses or expenses arising from amendments to the course or cancellations. Course materials are supplied only for your personal use.
IMDT Australia and College of Scent Dogs remain the owners of all intellectual property in course materials. No part of the materials may be copied, recorded or reproduced without our permission

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