Dog Training Philosophy
Trust your dog.
Your dog's actions speak loudly if you take the time to listen and understand what they are trying to tell you.
By listening and using your dog's actions to guide how to train, it is possible to create the right environments for optimum learning and utmost joy.
My primary goal in training is to ensure the dog is having fun learning what we are trying to teach it - whether that be how to sniff out birch odor, how to balance on a curb, or how to cope with arousing environments.
Scent Work Classes
Scent work classes are all being held online until the fall. Please see below ("register for class") for more information about what classes are currently being offered!
All scent work classes require a minimum of 4 participants and are capped at 6 teams. Release Canine classes run consecutively for 6 weeks unless otherwise noted. Continuing students get the first choice in class selection.
Payment is due by first week of class and reserves your place in class. Material presented in class builds on the previous week, so it's important to plan to attend class. It is your responsibility to attend and missed classes are not credited forward. If a class has to be canceled due to environmental conditions or emergency, a makeup class will be available.
If you would like to be notified of upcoming classes or events, please subscribe to the Release Canine emails.
Scent Work Trials
AKC Scent Work is growing! Aleks has been helping get trials started in the valley and is helping clubs learn how to hold well-run and efficient trials. Arizona is currently working on building their own Scent Work Club to help in this endeavor! If you are interested in joining this group, fill out the membership form and send in your membership. A list of trials in the Phoenix Area are listed below, will make an effort to post the PDF of the premiums associated with each trial when they are available.