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.
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.
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
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!”
In these seminars
New seminars and workshops are coming soon!
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
Theory, demonstration and practical exercises.
Hands-on Urban Training at various locations in beautiful Edmonton Alberta
Learn in person how to achieve successful Urban Tracking!
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
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
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.
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.