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HEART Collective

Heart Collective are educators, facilitators and dog and horse trainers living around the world. Our first major project was the Alphabet Album (raising voices) . Amanda, Ameera, Andrea, Ayoka, Chelsey, Dayna, Eva, Hannah, Holly, Julie, Karen, Karen, Kathryn, Kirsten, Leslie, Linda, Linda, Liz, Lucy, Oluademi, Sheila, Shelly, Stella, Tom, and Tracey are excited to be developing webinars for you now!

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About this course

LIVE May 16th at 2 pm ET  can't make it?  want to watch it again? No worries - the recording will be available after! 


Do you have a box-smasher, a barely-there alert, a hide passer or a dog that offers several behaviours at the hide…and other places as well? 

In nose work a dog who alerts well and confidently passes that confidence on to its handler., resulting in better times and results. 

Understand Alerts!! Troubleshoot Alerts!! Improve Alerts!! 

Join Karin in this webinar where she will be sharing her method to improve alerts for your team and doing a deep dive into the topic. 

Ask questions, and participate in the webinar, or sit back and observe. If you can't make it live you can watch it after it runs.  Our webinars are recorded so you will be able to watch it as often as you'd like. 

Our sport detection odours are not hard to find. Humans, should they wish to crawl along the ground sniffing, could find them. So why is it that some dogs don’t let us know in a useful way when they get to the hide? Assuming you are setting clean search areas without oil contamination from your hands or previous hides, what else could be going on? We will be exploring this and discussing many specific examples of what dogs do, and how we can support them in doing it in a better and more functional way for teams. 

Karin Apfel has been passionate about dogs and training for over 25 years and has been involved in a wide variety of sports from herding, obedience and Rally to flyball and agility. Most recently, she has been deeply involved in the development of the sport of detection in Canada, as both a competitor and President of the Sporting Detection Dogs Association. 

Through seminars with law enforcement and sport professionals, ongoing research and experience as an EDD (bomb dog) handler, she combines her enthusiasm and history of providing training and education in the sport with real life knowledge of scent detection dogs.