“My goal is to share the power of operant conditioning with the rest of the training world, and create a much-needed shift in the minds of those responsible for shaping, conditioning, and leading.” – Simon Prins


Simon Prins gives workshops and seminars all over the world. Please be informed that this schedule is not constantly updated. If you want information about one of these workshops or Simon’s availability, please contact us via our contact form.


Dear friends and colleagues

I am glad to let you know that I’m re-opening the ACT! Workshops, and seminars after a very long pause caused by the terrible Covid pandemic. Slowly the world is opening up, and I am ready! During this period, I took the time to design and build several new and awesome training devices for canine training. You will find a few of them on my website in our online store! Also, I launched my first online courses,’ The ACT! Scent Wheel Course’, and ‘The ACT! Odor Recognition Test’. And there are more courses to come.

And yes, I took the time to update my workshop information. I took time to study new scientific material and sharpened my own skill sets in advanced training methods for dogs and human coaching. And as a special surprise, my new book is available from March 2022 in Germany first! The feedback I’m getting is fantastic! 

ACT! Workshop UK

Photo with the courtesy of Surrey search dogs (UK)


March 21-24 – USA Chattanooga TN hosted by Ronin

April 9-10 – Netherlands ” Masterclass for detection instructors ” (full)

April 22-24 – Switzerland in the Nord Vaudois region hosted by Educhien

May 6-8 – Schotland hosted by Tynewater Canine

May 21-22 – Greece hosted by Kynagon Dog Trainers Academy in beautiful Vasilika

May 28-29 – Netherlands ” Masterclass coaching & detection ” 

June 13-26 – USA workshops Las Vegas with Cameron Ford, Nathan Hall and Dr.Tiedemann

August 6 Netherlands, Cato board hands-on training course

August 20-21 – Germany Dreieich ‘developing nosework skills’ hosted by Trick and Treat 

September 3 Netherlands ACT! CATO platform instructor workshop

September 10-11 Germany hosted by Tierakademie Scheurhof

September 13-14-15 Switserland Redog

September 17-18 Netherlands “ACT! Masterclass coaching & detection”

October 14-15-16 France hosted by IS Educat’Eurre Canine 

November 7-11 USA Siloam Springs K9 Detection Summit hosted by K9 Joint Forces

November 22-24 – France hosted by Stephanie Michenaud Association Lien Animal

December 9-10-11 Canada 

If you want more information about our workshops or you want to book a workshop in your own region,  please feel free to contact me. 

Book Prins-Pavlov-Projekt

My newest book will be launched in the German language in March 2022. An overview of the development of training methods and protocols for special operations. Tracking, functional obedience, detection, camera dogs, and more! 

Work with me!


My seminars are highly informative and are designed specifically with the human end of the leash in mind. I cover a broad spectrum of advanced animal training topics during our seminars. Typically range from one day to three days in length. I closely follow the scientists that are active in our training world. I zoom into the training secrets. And I can give you surprising updates on the latest animal research.

Interactive workshop

ACT! Seminar Zweden

These workshops are excellent. Interactive platforms to share information and actively put this information into guided practice. Every individual has a different learning style, so I make it a point to use various teaching methods to ensure clarity and understanding. My workshops are carefully crafted using both a theoretical and practical approach and are designed around a wide variety of topics 

Private training

Workshop Germany 2018

One-on-one, tailored work with you and your animals. There are highly-focussed, information-rich sessions that will benefit everyone from the novice trainer to the most experienced. Custom-designed training programs are especially for you in the environment where you work and live. Together we design the training protocols that will be the best for your hobby, sport, work, or operation! Setting up you and your animals for success!

Program development & assessment

Working in the professional animal training world is demanding. Having a clear set of guidelines and an excellent program to follow will allow anyone to reach goals and milestones while staying within budget. We carefully assess short and long-term goals and custom-design plans and protocols specific to the individual or group, whether we’re designing a totally new program or refreshing an old one.

A selection of keynote topics

  • Mother Nature & Animal Training
  • History of Animal Training
  • Modern Training and Innovations
  • Training Humans
  • Training Animals
  • Detection Training
  • The ACT! Odor Recognition Test
  • Training and Consequences
  • Splitters and Lumpers
  • Protocol Training
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Search and Rescue
  • Selecting Trainers
  • Training radio directional K9’s
  • Human – trainer coaching
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