Professional dog sports are an important component to creating a happy and healthy life for dogs and their handlers. Not only are dog sports fun activities, but they also provide physical and emotional benefits. However, sometimes the joy of competing is overshadowed by unrealized goals and poor performance. When training isn’t enough, it’s time to focus on the team’s emotional presence.

At Animal Bonds, we help prevent the embarrassment of missed cues, disappointing performances, and the stress and anxiety of competing, by focusing on the emotional component of competition. Our methods and techniques are being used around the world to support the emotional needs of animals and people.


We work with competitors, trainers, and sports associations.

  • Nose Work (Scent Work)
  • Agility
  • Obedience
  • Freestyle
  • Rally
  • Disc Dog
  • Hearding
  • Working Dogs
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What you will learn.

  • Techniques to Increase focus
  • Techniques to increase confidence
  • Techniques to improved teamwork
  • How to recognize the energy you bring to a trial
  • How to change the energy you present to your dog and why it matters
  • How to ground and calm yourself when competing
  • How to support the emotional needs of dog and handler

The result.

  • A stronger bond with your K-9 partner
  • A safe way to provide mental and physical exercise
  • A strong foundation of life skills that help you build a lifelong relationship of trust and clear communication
  • More Winning Moments!

The techniques we teach and practice are not a replacement for training or behavior support, but they do address a componant that is often forgotten - the emotional mindset of the dog and handler.

If you are a trainer in any dog sport, or a K9 sport association, contact us today to discuss bringing a class to your students and members.

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 a class?

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

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