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Your Virtual "Learn How to Train Dogs to Detect Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Nightmares" with Dr. Robert Hewings

  • Monday, November 15, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Friday, November 19, 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Event


  • Attend all of the webinars and live Q&A sessions and partcipate in the private Facebook Group with Dr. Hewings and other attendees.
  • This registration enables you attend all of the webinars and live Q&A sessions and submit the post webinar homework videos for feedback and coaching from Dr. Hewings.


Your Virtual "Learn How to Train Dogs to Detect Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Nightmares"
Three Events - One Great Program

Presented by Dr. Robert Hewings from the UK College of Scent Dogs


PPAB: Working 8, Auditor 6

CCPDT: Working 7, Auditor 6

KPA & IAABC: Working 8.25, Auditor 6

How Will This Work?

All attendees will attend each of the three 1.5-hour webinars (listed below) on the following dates and at the indicated times. Webinar recordings will also be available for 4 weeks after the live event. Following each webinar there will be a live Q&A session on the presented material with Dr. Robert Hewings. A total of 6 hours of education and follow up video reviews in the Facebook event group.

  1. Webinar one: November 15. 2021 at 5:00.pm. ET. The live Q&A will commence at 6:30 p.m.
  2. Webinar Two: November 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The live Q&A will commence at 6:30 p.m.
  3. Webinar Three: November 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The live Q&A will commence at 6:30 p.m.

    Remote Support via Facebook Group

    Working Spots (Strictly Limited to 15 spots ONLY!) - After each webinar Dr. Robert Hewings will post information regarding the key skills you will need to practice and master. Those attendees who are registered for a working spot will have the opportunity to post videos of their training sessions and receive mentoring support and feedback directly from Robert in the Facebook Group. Each of the Recorded webinars and recorded Q&A sessions will be posted in the group a few hours after the live event.

    Auditors - We will have a Facebook group set up for all attendees where information regarding the webinars and necessary links will be posted. Attendees can network here with other attendees and benefit from discussions and deliberations regarding the information. Recorded webinars and recorded Q&A sessions will be posted in the group a few hours after the live event.

    Spread Your Event Payments Over Several Months?

    If you would like to split your event cost into three payments then please register for the event, do not pay the invoice you receive by email. As soon as you register email Sharon Nettles at membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com and request your payments be split into three invoices. You will then need to pay the first invoice immediately to secure your place. All three invoices must be settled 8 weeks prior to the event

    Who is this workshop for?

    This course is for anybody interested in the training of dogs to support sufferers of PTSD specifically, and for those with a general interest in the role of assistance Dogs; their training and desired skill-set. It covers how to train for pheromone discrimination and training the dog to support through night terrors and much more.

    Learning Objectives:

    • What is required of a PTSD Assistance Dog?
    • PTSD Case Studies
    • How to Train For Pheromone Discrimination
    • Training the Dog to Support Through Night Terrors
    • Realistic Training Versus 'Pretend' Training
    • Training Techniques, Skills and Methodologies
    • Training the Dog To Support Through Daily Anxiety Attacks
    • Using Scent Alerts For Early 'Warnings'

    Dr. Robert Hewings

    Author of the recently published ‘Introduction to Canine Scent-Work’ and head of learning and development for the UK College of Scent Detection, Dr Robert Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer. He retired from the Metropolitan Police after 30 years’ exemplary service, twenty-five of which was as a Police Dog Handler, and the final nine years as a full-time trainer with the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. He has enhanced this experience with a BSc (Canine Training and Behaviour), MA (Professional Practice Police Dog Training) and a Doctorate of Professional Practice (PhD) Canine Scent Detection. Rob has instructed all police canine-search disciplines including explosive search and narcotics, supporting this with practical experience gained in London, UK where he has supported many large events, including the 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon Tennis and protecting the Royal Family.

    During his time at the prestigious Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment (2007-2016) Rob headed the training for SWAT dogs, and was active in the instruction and development of all aspects of Police Dog and Handler Training. He played an active role in the instruction and development of the ‘Canine Training Instructor’, authoring two training manuals, and designing coaching programs that have enhanced the effective performance of operational dog handlers.

    After his retirement in 2016, Rob took on new challenges to complete his desire to learn, including lecturing at university (BSc Canine Behaviour and Training) where he specialized in ‘Assistance Dog Training’ and practical assistance dog training using scent-work within epilepsy-alert, diabetes-alert and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder alert. Along with writing his recently published book, Rob also attended Bergin University of Canine Studies where he gained a valuable insight into assistance dog training, particularly for PTSD sufferers.

    Rob is now head of learning and development with the UK College of Scent Detection and has been invited to share his knowledge world-wide, lecturing in USA, Australia and Europe. He is presently engaged in writing two academic papers for enhancing scent detection and emotional learning in our dogs.

    Rob truly understands the importance of a positive training schedule with the dogs he trains and the people he coaches. He wishes to share his love and experience of search training with you and your dog. Witnessing the enjoyment, enthusiasm and excitement the dogs get from being engaged in the natural process of ‘nose-work’ has been his guilty pleasure for the last 25 years. Long may this continue!!

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