So, you think your dog has a keen sense of smell? Ever wondered how the airport or police canines are trained?

Nero Dog Training has created an all new dog detection day for canines and their owners! Having recently passed her dog detection handler course in England, Harlie is more eager than ever to get owners working WITH their dogs to share the benefits and value that scent work brings. It’s a team excercise that requires communication and understanding from both ends of the leash and is a fast growing sport within the canine industry!

 During this workshop we aim to address:

– Motivation and methodology
– Selecting and sourcing the scent
– Creating confidence & finding focus

Cost of workshop: €105.00* per combination of one dog and one handler. (Price includes refreshments, a certificate of attendance and a goodie bag as well as access to The Nero Network.)

*€90.00 for past or present Nero Dog Training private clients.

Cost of spectator: €35.00 per person.

Fancy joining in the fun? Join us on:

Sunday 12th January 2020 from 10.30am – 1.30pm – SOLD OUT!

Sunday 23rd February 2020 from 10.30am – 1.30pm – SOLD OUT!

Location: Manege de Ruif, located in Amsterdam.

SIGN UP: If you would like to join us for any of our workshops, please drop an email over to harlie@nerodogtraining.nl. Please include your dogs age, breed and name as well as your own name and home address. Spaces are limited!


Raising a puppy can be tough. Continuing training when a dog reaches the teen-stage tends to be even more challenging! Selective hearing, over excited greetings, sudden loss of focus etc. The adolescent adventure is one that needs navigation! During our workshop you can expect to address and participate in exercises including but not limited to:

– Human and dog greetings
– Social learning
– “Leave it!”
–  Recall –  Arousal
–  Circuit training – Leash manners
–  Thresholds – Patience and criteria
– Luring techniques to improve your training
– Husbandry training

WHO? Our weekend workshop is ideal for dogs aged 6 months – 24 months old.

WHEN? Saturday 12th October: 11.00am – 1.30pm & Sunday 13th October: 11.00am – 1.30pm. SOLD OUT!

Saturday 30th November: 11.00am – 1.30pm & Sunday 1st December: 11.00am – 1.30pm: SOLD OUT!

Saturday 29th February 11.00am – 1.30pm & Sunday 1st March: 11.00am – 1.30pm: SOLD OUT!

WHERE? Sloterplas, Amsterdam.

COST? Nero Network discount (for past and present private clients) – 145.00 EUR (inclusive of 21% BTW) – Non-Nero clients – 165.00 EUR (inclusive of 21% BTW) Price also includes access to The Nero Network!

Please note – the weekend workshop is not suited for dogs showing human or dog aggression (unless the dog has worked previously with or is currently training under the guidance of Nero Dog Training and has been confirmed with Harlie.)

SIGN UP – send an email to harlie@nerodogtraining.nl with your address, dogs name, age and breed.


Calling all you city canines! Our unique workshop course is ideal for dogs aged six months and over.

We aim to teach our owners how to train their woofers in a manner that uses their surroundings to their advantage.

By being more interesting and creative in our approach, we can build our dog’s desire to engage with us. Combining conscious consideration, mixing motivation and proofing behaviours with distractions means we set our dogs up for success!

– 3D training

– Barkour & body awareness

– Communication & confidence

– Impulse & interactions

– Free work & settling

 – Recall & emergency stop

WHEN? Our Urban Dog Class workshop will be held on Sunday 8th September 10.000am – 12.30pm – SOLD OUT

Sunday 19th January 2020 – 10.00am – 12.30pm – LIMITED SPACE!

WHERE? Sloterplas Amsterdam – yes, this workshop is always outdoors so we can practice in “real life”!

COST: €85.00* (inclusive of 21% BTW) Price also includes access to The Nero Network.

Cost of spectator: €25.00 per person

*€75.00 for past or present Nero Dog Training private clients.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Drop an email over to harlie@nerodogtraining.nl. Please include your dogs age, breed and name as well as your own name and home address. Spaces are limited!


Dogs and horses are both social beings and have co-existed side by side for thousands of years. Nowadays however, canine and equine worlds often collide in a negative manner.

Part due to living in an urban environment, many dogs never have the opportunity to experience the presence of a horse at close capacity. When faced with a horse, this lack of education may result in insecure barking, fearfulness, flight or engaging in predatory behaviours like charging, chasing and biting – all of which are extremely dangerous for the animals and humans involved.

A walk in the woods may present a passing or approaching horse and rider. Perhaps you head to the country for a holiday with your woofer and there are horses in the surrounding fields? Maybe a horse sharing the beach or dunes takes you and your dog by surprise? Our motto of ‘train don’t complain’ supports setting our dogs up for success by working together in real life scenarios and providing both ends of the leash with the tools, guidance and opportunity to learn.

For our all new horse and hound workshop, Nero Dog Training has teamed up with Manege De Ruif, a popular riding school and equine centre located close to the Dutch capital. De Ruif is a household name in the Amsterdam area and boasts four decades of dedicated professionalism and expertise.

During this interactive workshop, you can expect:

– Individual guidance, advice and supervision by two experienced animal handlers and professionals:

*Harlie McGlasson – dog behaviourist, trainer and founder of Nero Dog Training

*Rebecca Peijpers – centre manager, horse instructor and trainer at Manege De Ruif

– Exposure to horses in a controlled environment 

– Various excercises to build focus to handler with distraction 

– Ignoring stationary, passing and approaching ponies/ horses

– To imprint and build a conditioned emotional response in our dogs

– Dog and horse body language

– Dog and horse etiquette and safety 

– Soup, fresh bread, drinks and nibbles in the canteen

– Q&A with Harlie and Rebecca

WHEN? Saturday 22nd February 2020: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

WHERE? Manege De ruif, Sloterweg 675, Amsterdam. The workshop will be held in the indoor/ outdoor arena depending on the weather.

COST?  *Discounted price: €138.00 for past or present Nero Dog Training clients. Price is inclusive of 21% BTW, the workshop, food, drink and a certificate of completion. Price is for one dog and one handler combination.

*New Nero clients: €149.00 (inclusive of 21% BTW) price includes workshop, food, drink, a certificate of completion and access to The Nero Network.

Spectator spot: €25.00

SIGN UP: send an email to harlie@nerodogtraining.nl with your address, dogs name, age and breed. Spaces are very limited!


Are you expecting? Worried or curious how your dog will react after your baby is born? Perhaps you have a young toddler or small child already at home? Maybe you’re planning on starting a family in the near future?

Join Amsterdam’s local Expat dog trainer and behaviourist for an in-depth talk discussing all things pregnancy, post-natal and paw related! Nero Dog Training has a wealth of experience modifying all manner of behaviours and works closely with parents, families and their dogs both before and after birth. 

Topics will include but are not limited to:

-Safety 101: the family dog
-Do’s & don’ts of prepping your pup through and after pregnancy
-First impressions and introductions
-Settling and environmental enrichment
-Reality of raising a child with a dog at home
-Exercise: expectations and alternatives
-What your dog needs
-Baby/ dog equipment
-Child and canine relationships
-Impulse control and instincts
-Husbandry exercises
-Canine body language
-Q & A

COST: €26. 50 PP or €50.00 per couple (inclusive of 21% BTW.) Price includes:
• The Nero-natal seminar
• Handouts to take home
• Refreshments
• Access to The Nero Network: online canine community

WHEN: Sunday 8th December 11:00am – 1:00pm.

LOCATION: Manege de Ruif – Amsterdam

HOW DO I SIGN UP: Please drop an email to harlie@nerodogtraining.nl along with your name and how many places you would like to reserve.

*Please note, dogs are NOT permitted to this event.

See you there!


This is a first-of-it’s-kind workshop designed for employers and companies already offering or considering a dog-friendly policy in the work place.

Nero Dog Training is proud to have created this new seminar aimed to achieve harmony between humans and hounds within the work environment. Our goal is to educate those companies who already welcome a wet nose into their world of work as well as those that are considering introducing a pet friendly policy.

Such polices have increased dramatically in popularity these past few years. Studies suggest that sharing the office with a canine significantly reduces stress of employees and increases work productivity and morale. Whilst permitting dogs into the work place has many benefits, it also comes with its challenges. Both employees and employer have a duty of responsibility to maintain an excellent standard of safety and performance at work as well as ensuring their canine companions are content. That’s where we come in….

During the workshop, attendees can expect to learn and discuss in detail:

-Creating a code of canine conduct

-The do’s and dont’s of bringing your dog to work

-How to set dogs and colleagues up for success

-Safety and the legal side

Each attendee will receive an informative guide of topics discussed during the workshop as well as a chance to ask a professional dog trainer questions related to their specific situation in the work environment.

If you’re interested in hosting this workshop and would like more information, simply send an email over to harlie@nerodogtraining.nl and we will get back to you shortly! If you intend on ‘buttering up’ your boss to allow dogs at your place of work, forward this to them and let us do the rest!


A POO PARTY? Yep, you read that right! Amsterdam is a stunning city complete with many dogs. We’re very lucky to do much of our business in such a beautiful place. However…those that have visited or whom live in the capital will be aware that there is a real poop problem in the streets and parks. Maybe your dog or puppy became ill due to ingesting another dog’s pile up? Perhaps you’ve stepped in doo-doo on your way to work? Or do you avoid walking in certain areas due to the dog mess? It’s pretty obvious there are plenty neglecting their responsibilities as a dog owner.

We’re big believers that actions speak louder than words and in leading by example. By hosting poo parties every so often, we hope to spark a movement. Our plan is to gather as many volunteers as possible (The Nero Network – looking at you lot) and go and clean up for one hour. Indeed, it’s gross but ultimately we can make a difference.
At the end of the party, we will weigh all the bags of poop collected. We will forward our results to the local council and hope together we can combat this issue once and for all.
Did you know? In our first ever poo party, we collected 13.5 KG of poo in one hour! YES, THAT MUCH!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Drop an email over to harlie@nerodogtraining.nl