October 20, 21, 22, 23 2018 Tampa, FL

1. Let's Coach Scent Work

Register for one or both events. Attend as an Auditor or bring your dog and work with your instructor. 

Saturday & Sunday October 20 & 21,  2018 you will be hosted by Dr. Robert Hewings from the UK Scent College. Click here to learn more

2. Walk This Way Instructor Certification Program

Monday & Tuesday October 22 & 23, 2018 you will be hosted by Niki Tudge and Louise Stapleton-Frappell for a two day "Walk This Way" Instructor Certification Workshop. Click here to learn more 

Four Day-Event Discount

Register for both  and receive a discount 10% discount of an Auditor Spot or a 20% Discount off a Working Spot

Click on the events below to read more about them and to register for a single event

Auditor $ 328.00 for 4 Days.

Working Spot $458.00 for 4 Days

Contact Rebekah King for your registration code.

    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • The DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center, Tampa, FL


    1 of 2 Events at the same location over a four-day period. Ask about a multiple event discount. This event is followed by a 2 Day Walk This Way Instructor Certificate Program hosted by Louise Stapleton-Frappell & Niki Tudge


    Introducing Rob Hewings - First Appearance  for PPG in the USA

    CEUS: PPAB 12, CCPDT 16.25, IAABC 16.25

    Working Spots & Auditor Spots Available

    Event places need to be paid for within 48 hours of registration. If no payment is received your place will be made available to another person.

    Presented by Rob Hewings  - Author of the recently published ‘Introduction to Canine Scent-Work’ and head of learning and development for the UK College of Scent Detection, Robert Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer and is currently completing his Doctoral program.

    Workshop Overview 

    The benefits of Scent-Work cannot be ignored. Let's learn to ignite one of the most powerful instinctual and emotional systems within the canine brain!

    The natural instincts that empower our dogs to search and investigate their surroundings for food, friends and foe can be used to bring about behaviors that ‘Just feel good!’  Rob will show you how to introduce that wonderful exciting, euphoric anticipation that our dogs feel during search, You will learn how we, as dog trainers, can recreate the thrill of exploration, the pleasure of anticipation and the sheer indulgence within the eagerness of ‘The Find’.

    We have all experienced the joy of shopping, looking forward to acquiring new goods, and the simple ‘feel good factor’ that this can bring about. Let's examine the many different ways in which this feeling can benefit our dogs. Let's learn how we can bring this anticipatory feeling into the classroom, training room and even the home. Let's become skilled at incorporating it into behavioral consultations, and into rehabilitation and recuperation exercises, for both dog and owner.

    Learning Objectives

    Canine scent-work is becoming more and more popular.  We have learnt a great deal about how dogs benefit from this fantastic pastime. The knowledge and ability our best friends demonstrate, can be enhanced by improving our handling skills and understanding ‘The Tacit Dimension’ of Canine Search.

    Using some simple acronyms, and understanding the emotional learning canines experience will enable us to trouble-shoot and improve our scent-work classes and problem-solving abilities.

    The Two Day Workshop

    This two day seminar will follow a journey from conditioning scent-identification through to understanding the tacit knowledge of search.  We will examine how we can problem solve and progress our training, incorporating scent-work within other aspects of dog training.


    • Engender emotional learning within our dogs using scent-work
    • Gain valuable training knowledge from simple coaching ‘aides-mémoires’ that will enhance your scent classes
    • Benefit from coaching techniques that will improve your students' desire to learn
    • Build an enthusiasm in your dog that can be transferred into the behavioral problem solving environment
    • Transform valuable tacit knowledge within the scent-work environment, building your own foundations for successful searching
    • Develop ‘Coppinger’s predatory motor pattern’ to complete and fulfill your dogs’ natural desires
    • Understand canine training concepts that will help develop your training plans
    • Incorporate both Classical and Operant conditioning into commencing search
    • Gain an insight into incorporating imaginative scent-work training into your classes. After-all, ‘Why should law enforcement have all the fun!’
    • Understand and use a simple coaching methodology, developing your classes and search-work for the future.

    Your Workshop Instructor - Robert Hewings BSc MA

    Author of the recently published ‘Introduction to Canine Scent-Work’ and head of learning and development for the UK College of Scent Detection, Dr Robert Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer. He retired from the Metropolitan Police after 30 years’ exemplary service, twenty-five of which was as a Police Dog Handler, and the final nine years as a full-time trainer with the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. He has enhanced this experience with a BSc (Canine Training and Behaviour), MA (Professional Practice Police Dog Training) and a Doctorate of Professional Practice (PhD) Canine Scent Detection. Rob has instructed all police canine-search disciplines including explosive search and narcotics, supporting this with practical experience gained in London, UK where he has supported many large events, including the 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon Tennis and protecting the Royal Family.

    During his time at the prestigious Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment (2007-2016) Rob headed the training for SWAT dogs, and was active in the instruction and development of all aspects of Police Dog and Handler Training. He played an active role in the instruction and development of the ‘Canine Training Instructor’, authoring two training manuals, and designing coaching programs that have enhanced the effective performance of operational dog handlers.

    After his retirement in 2016, Rob took on new challenges to complete his desire to learn, including lecturing at university (BSc Canine Behaviour and Training) where he specialized in ‘Assistance Dog Training’ and practical assistance dog training using scent-work within epilepsy-alert, diabetes-alert and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder alert. Along with writing his recently published book, Rob also attended Bergin University of Canine Studies where he gained a valuable insight into assistance dog training, particularly for PTSD sufferers.

    Rob is now head of learning and development with the UK College of Scent Detection and has been invited to share his knowledge world-wide, lecturing in USA, Australia and Europe. He is presently engaged in writing two academic papers for enhancing scent detection and emotional learning in our dogs.

    Rob truly understands the importance of a positive training schedule with the dogs he trains and the people he coaches. He wishes to share his love and experience of search training with you and your dog. Witnessing the enjoyment, enthusiasm and excitement the dogs get from being engaged in the natural process of ‘nose-work’ has been his guilty pleasure for the last 25 years. Long may this continue!!

    Workshop Location

    This event is sponsored and hosted at the DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center. The facility is a 2000 square foot fully air-conditioned indoor training room on 24 acres, with Kings Lake as a backdrop. RVs are welcome but there is no water or power hookup. The confirmation email gives local accommodation details and directions to the facility. 

    9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel. FL 33545

    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • The DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center, Tampa, FL

    1 of 2 Events at the same location over a four-day period. Ask about a multiple event discount. This event follows a 2-Day Let's Coach Scent Work with Dr. Robert Hewings from the UK Canine Scent College. 

    Your Walk This Way 2-Day Instructor CerTIFICATION Workshop

    Instructed by Louise Stapleton-Frappell & Niki Tudge

    CEUS: PPAB 12, IAABC 16.25

    Working Spots & Auditor Spots Available

    Workshop Description

    Teaching a client to teach their dog to walk nicely is one of the skills that is so often not fully mastered in a group class curriculum when trained alongside other important pet dog skills such as come, stay, sit, down etc. Walking nicely is a life skill that when missing can significantly and negatively impact the human-canine relationship resulting in fewer walks, less exercise and a decrease in social exposure for the dog. For this reason, DogNostics developed the "Walk This Way" workshop options to support you, so that you can support and educate your clients and their pet dogs.

    During this two day workshop, we will cover the skills and knowledge that you need to successfully run ‘Walk This Way’ group or private classes and workshops, thus increasing your service offerings and business revenue! We will guide you through the ‘Walk This Way’ curriculum, sharing the tools that you need to effectively and positively teach your clients the skills required to make walking their dogs the pleasure it should be. We will not however, just share the requisite skills for teaching dogs to walk nicely on leash, we will also show you how to transfer the knowledge and skills that you learn to a group class setting, as well as sharing the core concepts of On Task Skill Coaching for pet professionals with you!

    The knowledge you gain in this workshop can be applied across all your service offerings from group to private classes and will help you to differentiate your business from your competition. You will leave the workshop ready to launch new service offerings thus increasing your business revenue by fulfilling a demand for the one thing all dog guardians want – dogs who happily walk nicely when on leash.

    The workshop will culminate in the opportunity for you to gain your professional ‘Walk This Way’ Instructor Certificate!

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the basics of Respondent & Operant Conditioning in the context of walking dogs. Including:

    • Understand how conditioning works
    • Get and understand the skinny on how to effectively use reinforcement, the types, schedules, delivery and importance of using the premack principle
    • Understand how setting events and motivating operations influence behavior and how you can influence them!
    • Learn the Train-Test-Train protocol and effectively baseline, track and manage your training data to accelerate your students' progression.

    2. Understand and learn how to apply the key concepts of On Task Skill Coaching to effectively transfer knowledge and skills to ensure your clients reach mastery at the task

    3. Learn how to teach the following key skills through practical exercises:

    • Clicker Games
    • Standing on a Loose Leash
    • Front - The Facing You Position
    • The Close Position
    • Alert Sound - A Positive Interrupter
    • Let’s Go

    4. You will also conduct a group class with your peers.

    • The exercises you will teach include:
    • Close Encounters – With dogs and/or people
    • The Chatterbox Game
    • Time permitting, we will also play Musical Chairs!

    5. Review the Walk This Way Instructor Program, curriculum, handouts, games, skills and knowledge.

    • Learn how to best launch this new range of products seamlessly into your business.
    • Earn your Walk This Way Instructor Certificate.

    Your $275.00 Bonus 

    When you complete the workshop, you will automatically receive a code to download The Walk This Way Comprehensive Skills, Knowledge and Proofing Workshop. 

    Click here to review  all the workshop contents

    Armed with all of the skills and knowledge you will be able to quickly and effectively teach this program and help clients in your area, positively impacting the lives of pets. 


    Your Workshop Instructors

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell & Niki Tudge. Developers of The Walk This Way Instructor Program & DogNostics Career Center Training and Behavior Programs and Workshops

    Louise Stapleton-Frappell BA (Hons) PCBC-A PCT-A CAP3 CTDI CWRI DN-FSG1 DN- CPCT2 

    Louise is membership manager of The Pet Professional Guild British Isles and a DogNostics Career Center faculty member. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Louise has constantly built on her knowledge and furthered her education in the field of force-free, rewards and science-based dog training. She was one of the first 20 people worldwide to become a Professional Canine Trainer – Accredited and is also a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited, both through the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. Louise is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and shares her passion for tricks with her dog Jambo, who, at the age of just 16 months, became the first Staffordshire bull terrier ever to become a trick dog champion.

    Louise gained her CAP3 with distinction and holds verified certification in animal behavior and welfare (Edinburgh University) and dog emotion and cognition (Duke University). She is a steering committee and education committee member of The Pet Professional Guild; regional coordinator of Doggone Safe in Spain and a co-presenter on PPG World Service Radio.

    Louise is the creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certificate Program and TrickMeister Titles. She has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in southern Spain.


    Niki is the president and founder of The DogSmith, an international licensing company for pet trainers and pet care providers, and president and founder of The Pet Professional Guild, an industry association for science based humane pet professionals. Niki also founded, and is a faculty member, at DogNostics Career Center, an online school for pet professionals, and currently serves as the president of Doggone Safe a, non-profit aimed at dog bite prevention through education.

    Before following her passion into association management and non-profit administration, Niki enjoyed a distinguished career in the hospitality industry holding executive positions all over the world. This extensive experience managing luxury hotels serviced by hundreds of employees and management personnel provided her with incredibly broad knowledge in every facet of business.

    Along with her business degree and MBA from Oxford Brookes University, England, Tudge is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an HCITB TS1, TS2 and TS3 certified people trainer, and a certified facilitator and project manager. She is the author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals, Get Coaching Now, Training Big for Small Business and A Kid’s Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! Niki has recently lectured at The Pet Professional Guild educational summits in Tampa, Florida, and the Dog Bite Prevention and Behavior Conference in London, England, hosted by Victoria Stilwell.

    Workshop Location

    This event is sponsored and hosted at the DogSmith Training Center & DogNostics Career Center. The facility is a 2000 square foot fully air conditioned indoor training room on  24 acres with Kings Lake as a backdrop. 

    RVs are welcome by appointment, but there is no water or power hookup. The event confirmation email gives local accommodation details and directions to the facility. 

    9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel. FL 33545

Attend &  Learn - Support the growth of your clients and your business. 

We Guarantee You Will Get  A Return on Your Investment from the Education You Will Receive by the Implementation of New Services!

Come and enjoy a long weekend of  learning and fun at The DogSmith Training Center. The facility is located on 24 acres of lake front land just 20 minutes from down-town Tampa. A 2000 square feet, air-conditioned school room will be your learning center, supported by out door activities with lots of room to run and roam!

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