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Reactive or distracted dog?

Essential training, advice & support for your stressed & reactive or bored & easily distracted dog so you can have that calm, relaxing life together that you pictured… and have waaay more fun!

Training

Stop worrying about other dogs and people as your dog learns to ignore them and focus on you. You’ll be able to enjoy calmer walks and adventures where you both go home feeling relaxed and fulfilled.

Community

Finally take control of your dog’s training and behaviour issues by following a proven path. Tap into the collective knowledge and experience of a community of like minded dog owners and trainers who all want you  to succeed.

Confidence

Become infinitely better at managing your dog’s behavioiur and know what to do when you’re taken by surprise. This means you will feel confident going for walks in nicer places, giving you more freedom.

If any of this seems familiar...

  • Your dog pulls, barks and lunges at other dogs or people. Walks are stressful as you’re always on the lookout.
  • You wanted to be able to take your dog everywhere but you avoid nice places as there are too many distractions.
  • You’re embarrassed, annoyed or frustrated by your dog’s behaviour – you don’t enjoy walks and dread having to go out again.
  • You get pulled down the street by your dog or they try to jump up at everyone – you’re stressed and tired and sick of other people’s judgement.
  • You wonder what you’re doing wrong; you feel upset and helpless, like you’ve let your dog down. You just want them to be happy and fulfilled.

... then you're in the right place.

When it comes to your dog's training,

it can be hard to know who to trust.

You want stress-free, relaxing walks where your dog ignores distractions and listens to you. But, if the thought of taking your dog from reactive or distracted to calm and focused feels daunting, you’re not alone. A successful transformation hinges on finding the right trainers to guide you.

We’ve helped the families of hundreds of dogs who pull on the lead and have no recall because they’re excited, or dogs who bark, lunge and act aggressively – and we’re known for our safe, supportive and inclusive community. 

We listen to your goals, respect your dog’s individuality, and help you bring to life the relaxing walks you dream of.

A simple process for impressive results

Getting started is easy.

1. Dream

Tell us about your goals so we can give you a plan to get started. And don’t forget your dog’s details so we can send their goodies in the post!

2. Develop

Implement the plan and get feedback and personalised advice from our team of dog trainers. One member called the value ‘ridiculous’ compared to a 1-1 training session.

3. Delight

Love spending time with your dog, take pride in their progress, have more fun, build your bond and look forward to better walks and adventures.

More progress in 2 months

''Huge progress from Bella today. I am absolutely over the moon so wanted to share. I don’t think we’ve ever had a walk with so much exploration and calmness before!! Today she took me on the grass and was sniffing around - she didn’t even notice the 3 different dogs walk down the path!! We then proceeded on our walk passing several more dogs (closer than is usually comfortable) and all we got was a pause as she looked, and then back on with exploring her surroundings! She’s been with me for almost 2.5 years and I’ve seen more progress in her behaviour/reactivity in the past 2 months of Club Dogwood than I have ever before so thank you Katie for everything you have done to make this happen and for helping to make our walks so enjoyable. We cannot wait for next month’s activities!''

Terri & Bella

Hi, I'm
Katie

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I help reactive and distracted dogs achieve calm and focus through scentwork and adventure so you can enjoy a relaxing walks and a stress-free home life.

Since Lao I've helped hundreds of stressed and reactive or bored and distracted dogs become Scentventure Superstars! Now I can't wait to help you too.

— Katie —

Scentventure is my signature training programme I designed to help my own reactive and distracted rescue dog Lao. He used to pull, bark, bite and lunge!

Thanks to Scentventure our lives were transformed. Lao became happy to walk past dogs and meet new people and we enjoy off lead walks at the forest and beach together. The twice-daily dread of the impending walk, the excuses and apologies, the after-hours walks and bizarre locations are a thing of the past.

I’ve spent years helping dogs and their families, first at Dogs Trust and now at Dogwood Adventure Play. I’m a dog trainer and Scentventure Guide and with over a decade in the field, I have a proven track record of helping great clients achieve fantastic results.

You can practice Scentventure at home, in your garden and out on your everyday walks. Your dog will be calmer and happier – meaning you will be too!

Book a free call with me to tell me about the problems you’re facing right now.

4 ways to learn

1. A proven path to follow

Our four-step programme gives you the skills you need to take your dog from pulling and lunging to calm and focused.

2. Resource library full of simple strategies

Topics from reactivity to recall, loose lead walking to adventure. Real time feedback from our team of trainers to help you make progress fast.

3. Live training

Twice monthly Zooms to dive into a training or behaviour topic designed especially for reactive or distracted dogs. We've assembled a cast of expert pros to teach you how they achieve success in their specialism.  Live, iterative sessions with chance to ask questions.

4. Behind the scenes

Our team of dog trainers share everything we do with our own dogs to keep them happy and calm in behind the scenes detail because you need to see the complete lifestyle - not just the training exercises.

4 step programme

Scentventure is a complete lifestyle approach to dog training and behaviour. There are four steps in the programme – we call them the Four Compass Points of Scentventure.

Think of them as the essentials to help your dog stay calm & focused, happy & healthy. Calm, happy dogs are easier to train and you’ll have more control on walks. 

Partnership

For a stronger bond and relationship so your dog focuses on you and ignores the many distractions out there.

Exploration

Indoor and outdoor activities to leave your dog tired, calm and relaxed - on walks and in the house.

Environment

Make the environment where you walk work with you - not against you!

Scent

Sniffing and searching for relaxation, calm and focus.

Partnership

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Exploration

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Environment

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Scent

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Our members

We’re a dog training community with a devoted membership site designed especially for the owners of reactive or easily distracted dogs, or those that are bored of the same old training and want to have more fun!

We call ourselves Scentventurers. We address training and behaviour problems to make our lives better. We’ve been in newspapers and featured in podcasts, magazines and blogs. We’ve even sung sea shanties. Don’t worry, we won’t make you do that. It was a one-off. Promise.

‘I really love the Club Katie and all of the advice you have to offer. It has opened up a new world for me, Buddy and Rosie. We have a great community here, somewhere to come to lift our spirits and you’re so kind Katie, an inspiration to everyone, you always take the time to help anyone who needs it.'
Gina Owens
and Buddy & Rosie
'Sometimes I have to pinch myself at how far Alfie’s come. Without Club Dogwood and Katie I know for a fact none of this would even be possible. Whilst we’re coming to the end of the first month, it’s just the beginning!'
Justine Watts
and Bella & Alfie
'When Dogwood Adventure Play announced the launch of Club Dogwood I did not hesitate to sign up. After all, I pay for Netflix to keep myself entertained, so why not subscribe to something that keeps my dogs entertained!'
Heather Roberts
and Luna & Bambi

Still not sure?

Book a call with Katie to find out how Club Dogwood can help you.

FAQ

What skills do I need to start?

People of all different skill and experience levels are enjoying results right now. It works for complete beginners or those who have been training a while.

WILL MY MONTHLY FEE GO UP?

Nope. As long as you remain a member, the monthly cost will never increase.

HOW LONG AM I LOCKED IN?

You’re not. There’s no minimum term so you can cancel any time in a couple of clicks.

 

I've tried online courses before and it didn't work

Club Dogwood is a fully interactive dog training experience. We’re there to guide you every step of the way – and the support from your peers is incomparable.

WHAT AGE DOG IS THE CLUB SUITABLE FOR?

Dogs of any age benefit from Scentventure, from puppies to elderly dogs and eveyone in between.

WHAT DO I RECEIVE WHEN I JOIN?

As well as instant access to the community plus all the training and behaviour resources and a very warm welcome, you’ll get a  Welcome Pack containing goodies for your dog sent in the post.

''I am so proud of Diesel this week. He has been so good on our walks, still excited to see other dogs but actually staying with me instead of pulling my arm out of its socket to try to get to the other dogs. I never ever thought he would change and it has been hard at times, but now I see the little changes in him it just shows that you should never give up, that every dog can learn and we can celebrate the little victories! Club Dogwood has made such a difference to us, we tried so much before but this just works! Thank you Katie and all you guys in Club Dogwood.’’

Kathrin & Diesel

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