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What others say about Simon

Scent Detection – the Next Level, with Simon Prins workshop

I had really high expectations of this workshop, because I was so impressed with Simon after hearing him speak and talking to him at the Impact Working Dog Conference in UK. As soon as Surrey Search Dogs in UK advertised this workshop, I signed up. The workshop was exactly what I needed, it easily met… Read more “Scent Detection – the Next Level, with Simon Prins workshop”

Aleksandra Borawska

Workshop Detection The Next Level

Over the years I have been lucky enough to attend several seminars, workshops etc and occasionally privileged enough to meet individuals who have left a lasting impression; these last three days with Simon Prins were just such an event. It was apparent during the workshop organized by Astrid Lowe (of Enjoy Your Dog and Surrey… Read more “Workshop Detection The Next Level”

“Great things never come from comfort zones”

I’ve been following Simon and his work for a while now and it was a special moment for me to meet him in person last weekend.
I have so much respect for him as a police officer and dog trainer who introduced operant conditioning to the police training world.
His knowledge and experience… Read more ““Great things never come from comfort zones””

Julie Dillenkofer | Julie & Bonnie


I am living in Luxembourg and I have had the opportunity to participate in a workshop held by Simon in Germany for the TOP Trainers. I love his highly appreciation for everybody, his smart explanations in the lectures, his spontaneous ideas to improve training set ups, his detailed and highly structured training steps and his… Read more “feedFORWARD”

Jacqueline Koerfer

“Move out of your comfort zone and your training will become more efficient”

Simon motivated us to move out of our comfort zone and rituals to rethink training elements critically by empirically based concepts. He always had a logical argumentation for his input and encouraged us to be creative thinkers! We really enjoyed the lively discussions with Simon as they were intense, data based and very fruitful. Every… Read more ““Move out of your comfort zone and your training will become more efficient””

Inspiring and to the point

I had the pleasure to see Simon Prins speak at the Impact Working Dog Conference 2018 in UK. He is an engaging speaker, leaving everyone positive, inspired and supercharged to go and learn more, train better and collect data on what we do. Simon’s knowledge is vast and he is an innovative and creative thinker,… Read more “Inspiring and to the point”

Aleksandra Borawska (Synchro Dog Sports)

Thanks for all your help and tips

There are animal trainers, and there are animal trainers…..and then there’s Simon Prins. I wish I had the opportunity to meet you 10 years ago. That would have saved me a lot of issues and trouble with my dogs. Thanks for your patience and all you helpful tips.

Patricia Lamboo

A world of knowledge

Impressive to work with Simon. A mix of theoretical and practical knowledge and very experienced.

Randy Sullivan

Bob Bailey about Simon Prins

In the early 1990s, Simon Prins was a young lower rank Dutch Police dog trainer who used very traditional, that is, punishment based, training methods. Unlike most of his colleagues, Simon was curious and persistently searching for better ways to train the dogs in his charge. Deep inside, his feeling was that there must a… Read more “Bob Bailey about Simon Prins”

Bob Bailey

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