Don't let nerves hold you back in competitions. At Animal Bonds, we help prevent the embarrassment of missed cues, disappointing performances, and the stress and anxiety of competing, by focusing on the mindset component of competition.

Mindset is 90% of success and it plays a large role in the joy (or frustration) you and your dog experience when working together. The Winning Handler's Mindset program teaches you what to do before, during, and after a competition so you can perform more confidently under pressure, enjoy the experience and bond with your dog.


Learn how to achieve your definition of success!

Unleash your full potential as a handler and conquer your nerves with The Winning Handler's Mindset program. Whether you're a seasoned handler or new to dog sports, this program will help make competition and training a fun and bonding experience for you and your dog. Because happiness and success aren’t just about skills and training, they are also about having the right mindset.

A red haired woman holding a ribbon and wearing a red and white scarf with her arm around a German Shepherd in front of a sign that says "K9 NOSE WORK"

Our next Winning Handler's Mindset class begins May 11, 2023 at 6:00pm. We meet for approximately one hour, once a week on Zoom. You will receive the class link after registration. You will also receive an in-depth class workbook and follow-up support.

In this 4-week class you will learn to:

  • Use breath work to stay calm and in control, even in high-pressure situations.
  • Focus on the task at hand, rather than worry about outside distractions or what others think.
  • Harness the power of visualization and goal setting.
  • Master the mental game of nose work and achieve success.

Happiness and success start with the right mindset!

This is a safe, interactive class with plenty of time to practice what you learn. Please come prepared to participate. Class link and workbook will be emailed to you prior to class.

The Next Class.

The Winning Handler's Mindset

Sept. 1 - Sept. 22 (Fridays)

6:30pm PT

The result.

  • A stronger bond with your K-9 partner
  • Confidence
  • Focus
  • Using pressure to your advantage
  • A strong foundation of life skills that help you build a lifelong relationship of trust and clear communication
  • More Winning Moments!

Our Client's Experience

What our clients are saying.

Charlene & Burton Murphy

Burton is a finely toned athlete, a law enforcement agent, a highly skilled narcotics detection dog. Rounding out his career Burton has spent quite a bit of time competing west of the Mississippi in nationally sanctioned K9 scent work trials for sport dogs. Despite his box of ribbons, awards, and pins, he began to slip in his game. I tried everything, then I found Jamie. Now, Burton finally has a perfect team and animal meditation is an important part of it. I humbly and respectfully recommend including Jamie as part of any working dog's environment.

Valerie Wolf

Jamie’s workshop was a great discovery. We had been competing in obedience trials for years, when Draggo began missing cues. After Jamie’s workshop, I knew that would never be a problem again. I highly recommend this class for anyone that desires a deeper relationship with their sporting dog.

Host a Class

Interested in hosting The K9 Handlers Winning Mindset Workshop?

Contact us if you would like to host a class. A minimum of ten students is required.

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