Starting as a new virtual "facility" we will be providing seminars and services to support the working dog community in the Calgary area.
Our first seminar will be held January 27-29 to pilot our seminar format. It will focus on both understanding canine body language and using your own to improve your scent detection training and handling for sport Nosework odors. Friday and Sunday will be in-person sessions, Saturday will be on-line only.
Note: There are limited working spots available.
We are delighted to announce that Simon Prins will be joining us May 5-7 and 9-11, 2023. We are currently requesting feedback on preferred topics, as well as a sign-up for more information and working spot registration. Note: priority for working spots will be given to pre-registrants. Limited working spots available.Visit Simon's website: Act! Animal Consultancy & Training
Simon teaches everything from hard surface tracking to "garbage can" science - inexpensive materials to develop training devices to speed up scent detection training in a budget friendly way. Whether you're a beginner, an advanced trainer and handler, or somewhere in between, he can help you improve your training on any of the wide variety of topics in scent detection.
He has a passion for teaching people, not just training dogs. Through the use of quality plans and operant conditioning, he is empowering trainers to excel.
“My goal is to share the power of operant conditioning with the rest of the training world, and create a much-needed shift in the minds of those responsible for shaping, conditioning, and leading.” – Simon Prins
Simon brings a wealth of experience including the use of technology for specialized projects. To name a few, he has implemented programs for laser-guided dogs, radio controlled dogs, and the use of various sensors and robots with dogs.
A passion for the scientific process, quality training, and continuing to learn drove us to look for skilled trainers, researchers, and handlers to learn from.
Since we firmly believe the good things in life are meant to be shared and nothing great was ever accomplished alone, we started the Calgary Working Dog Center. With a focus on the "people end of the leash" and scientifically sound principles, we aim to share the expertise, support the training and research goals of others, and attract people with a passion for any parts of the industry that want to continue to learn and teach others.
Whether you're from the local or global community, we look forward to hearing how we can support your goals as we build a virtual, and eventually physical, facility.