“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

What a fantastic year 2022! I am so happy that I have reached the milestones of opening the ACT! Online shop and launching my newest book Das Pavlov Projekt in Germany. The feedback I’m getting from readers is excellent, and I’m thankful it is received so well! Last year I also traveled, met many people, and did a series of fabulous workshops worldwide! And ACT! brought some new unique products to the k9 world, like stainless steel foldable scent wheels, unique odor imprint, and recognition test sets. Notebooks to collect your data systematically. The electronic smart wheel with data collection by the ACT! App! And on top of this, the ACT! Masterclass for instructors and ACT! Online courses. And yes, much more is on its way! Check out my webshop for regular updates. Reflecting on 2022 also brought me to a more precise mission statement that I would like to share with you.
– Empower humans and dogs using feedforward coaching to reach the next level in their training.
– Bringing the K9 training world and scientists together by creating a common language, weeding out paradigms, spreading the training technology, and motivating to work together
– Provide the K9 world with innovative training tools to make their work more efficient, effective, and safe
I am ready to dive with full energy into 2023. Find my products in my online webshop. Where you also can find the ACT! Academy with the first online courses, and this will be more. And, of course, you will find the agenda 2023 with an overview of my workshops worldwide!
ACT! Workshop UK

Photo with the courtesy of Surrey search dogs (UK)


FOR MORE DETAILS ‘go to the organizer’  

February 18-21 – Switzerland Match to Sample (go to the organizer)

March 6-7  – UK – Masterclass (fully booked)

March 24-26 – Austria Detection The Next Level (go to the organizer)

March 31 – May 2 – Switzerland Detection The Next Level

April 15-16  Germany Detection The Next Level

April 28-30 – Sweden Götheborg

May 4 – 11 – Canada (go the the organizer)

May 23-24 – Poland

June 2-4 – Switzerland

June 5-6 – Switzerland (fully booked)

June 10-12 – USA Edward Meyers (for more info – contact the organizer)

June 16-18 – USA Justin Rigney

September 1-3 – Switzerland (go to the organizer

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 is launched in the German language in 2022. An overview of the development of training methods and protocols for special operations. Tracking, functional obedience, detection, camera dogs, and more! 

The English version will be launched in Spring 2023! Stay tuned!

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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