To Help or Not to Help Webinar
To Help or Not to Help Webinar

To Help or Not to Help Webinar

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To help or not to help, that is the question. Is your dream to have a true partnership with your dog? To truly be a team? Are you always questioning what you should be doing? Do you want a more independent dog? A dog who listens to your suggestions? Do you feel like you can’t have both? Are you just frustrated with all the people telling you to do different things and pulling you apart, making you question every decision?!

In this webinar we will dive into the issue of helping your dog. When you should do it and when you should not. This is a huge and controversial topic and with the use of various videos as well as discussion we will help you begin the journey of figuring out whats right for YOUR team.


You've heard it all before: "you want your dog to be more independent!" and also "you need to be more involved as a teammate!". These two statements seem in complete and utter contradiction to one another. But there is a happy medium.

In this webinar, we will discuss both the importance of canine independence and handler involvement, in other words, the harmony between the two in order to create a cohesive and successful Scent Work searching team. Not the dog bending to the handler's will or the handler being a dope-on-a-rope, rather a balance between these two extremes. With the use of video examples, you will walk away with tips on how you can achieve this equilibrium with your own dog.


Judith Guthrie




Are you interested in competing? To be truly successful, you will want to be a cohesive searching unit with your dog. Find out how you can obtain this balance with this webinar!

Are you an instructor? Do you find yourself always urging your students into one extreme or another? Get some tips on how you can inject some more balance into your curriculum and feedback, to ensure your students are developing the best partnership possible with their dogs.


This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.


Scent Work University is fortunate to have Judith grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this webinar is created by, owned by, and the rights to the content, are reserved to Judith Guthrie.


Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.

David L.
Introducing Birch Course

What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.

Kathleen V.
Now What Do I Do?! Course

I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.

Denise M.
Introduction to Scent Work Course

The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!

Pat G.
NW3 Trial Prep Course

This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very much

Ava H.
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

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