Urban Tracking lessons, seminars & scent theory for sport, fun & real life

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Spiritdance Tracking Services

K9 Tracking & Training Services

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Professional Tracking & Training

Training Trackers since 1995 to reach goals and achieve success with their K9 partners. Work with all breeds and all styles to achieve a variety of tracking profiles and goals. 

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Experienced Tracker and Coach

Donna has personally trained her own dogs to advanced tracking success on all surfaces and aged, complex tracks, including 6 German Shepherds, 3 Border Collies, and 2 Rough Collies. Over 30 years she has developed her own methods and shares them to help trackers succeed. 

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Seminars and Workshops

Committing to a training program takes dedication and discipline. Train with Donna and learn how concepts from world class athletes, leading edge tracking methods, scent knowledge and sport psychology combine for continuous improvement, consistent performance and lasting growth. My personal commitment is to help you develop habits of excellence and attain your goals

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Urban Tracking Seminars

Urban tracking is my specialty. I can help trackers discover how tracking in urban areas will improve your handling and your ability to read your dog. Make urban tracking fun and learn to understand scent in urban environments 


SOLVE THE URBAN “MYSTERY!”


  • Figure out how to do something
  • Reveal the mystery
  • Solve the riddle
  • Experience a breakthrough


In these seminars 

  • Learn how to 'see' scent and understand how scent moves in urban environments
  • Learn how to plot good tracks, be prepared for anything and to be spatially fluent
  • Give your dog tools, teaching them to quickly discern scent flow and scent edges
  • Learn to make quick observations through multiple problems and transitions along a track
  • Unlock your potential using proven coaching techniques for mind and body



Watch here for more training workshops

New seminars and workshops are coming soon!


The Science of Scent in Urban Environments

New Workshops! Focus on Scent

Olds Alberta June 22-23

2 day workshop focuses on how scent moves in urban environments  


Learn to Train Effectively in Urban Environments whether tracking, trailing or searching for hidden objects, articles or people! 


For fun, sport and real life.. For details and to register by May 31

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BNFT3XG


Course Objectives and Learning

Theory, demonstration and practical exercises. 


  • Classroom session on current science of scent and scent theory as it applies to outdoor tracking and detection
  • Demonstration on scent flow, diffusion and intermittent scent and how these impact the working dog
  • Teach handlers to read the scent environment 
  • People, object and article searches in small areas 
  • Short tracks presenting multiple problems to the team
  • Discussions of common problems and issues in training
  • Working on all surfaces

Find out more

Urban Tracking Seminar - Edmonton

Urban Tracking - Solve the Mystery!

Hands-on Urban Training at various locations in beautiful Edmonton Alberta


Learn in person how to achieve successful Urban Tracking! 


  • Learn how to 'see' scent and understand how scent moves in urban environments
  • Learn how to plot good tracks, be prepared for anything and to be spatially fluent
  • Give your dog tools, teaching them to quickly discern scent flow and scent edges
  • Learn to make quick observations through multiple problems and transitions along a track
  • Unlock your potential using proven coaching techniques for mind and body


Working teams will be offered drills and exercises to improve handling and to build confidence in the urban environment. Maximum 8 working teams plus auditors.


$300 per working team includes two tracks / day, handouts, photos, critique and a training plan

$125 to audit for the weekend


REGISTRATION DEADLINE is May 31, 2019

Teams are encouraged to place a hold on your spot


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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About Donna Brinkworth

Supporting Trackers since 1995

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Since 1995 Spiritdance Tracking has been offering lessons and seminars across Canada. Donna is passionate about sharing and helping new and experienced trackers on their journey! In 2014 Donna became the first tracking trainer in Canada to take tracking online, bringing people together from across Canada to learn, share and grow together. 


2019 Services now focus on urban and hard surface tracking with hands on, in person instruction and coaching 

Professional Coach since 2014

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Donna added Professional Performance Coaching and Life Coaching after graduating from Erickson College's world renowned Art & Science of Coaching program (International Coach Federation certified!). Coaching puts the focus on the client's needs and adds value to instruction. Donna is a trained Professional Coach using proven coaching methods to achieve goals, motivate and improve client performance. 

Passion plus Experience

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Donna is one of the few people in Canada to have THREE Tracking Champions! She has trained multiple breeds of her own including German Shepherds, Border Collies and Rough Collies in tracking, herding, obedience and conformation. In tracking, Donna's dogs have earned 9 TDs, 6 TDXs, 5 UTDs and 3 UTDXs since 1989. Donna is also a CKC Tracking Judge (all levels) who judges tracking tests across Canada  Donna works with all breeds, mixed breeds and working lines equally and appreciates them all. 

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Spiritdance Tracking Services

Located in Medicine Hat, Alberta and available across Canada online!

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