I have been visiting and teaching at Marlene's for the past three years. It's an amazing juxtaposition - you arrive by driving into the industrial section of Kleindottigen, and are a bit confused at first glance to see another big building at the Farmersplace address. But once you step in, it is like a portal to a peaceful, rural setting where humans, horses and dogs learn about each other. There are pastures, farms, and miles of trails through rural towns and woods. Farmersplace offers one of the only certification programs for horsemanship required by the Swiss government, and the Parelli program has been an important part of that certification. Plus Marlene has beautifully gaited Missouri Foxtrotter horses from Pferdhof Ollman in Austria, all raised and trained in Parelli environment.The work she is doing with the dogs is amazing. I have been on two practice runs: one where I followed the dogs to where the person was hiding, and one where I hid. On the first experience, we laid a track on Thursday evening, and it rained all night. Friday afternoon we set out to find our "perpetrator," who had driven to the final spot on the trail from the day before. Marlene asked me what I'd like to use as a scent. I tried to trick up the dogs, and I said, "money." I figured money has hundreds if not thousands of scents on it. I took money out of my wallet and the woman began to rub it. Marlene grabbed it from her, and said, "That's enough, you only have to touch it." And she was right.When I was the one being searched for, I rode a horse - never set foot on the ground at all. And we made a loop. My friends told me that when the dogs hit the spot where the trail crossed itself - the dog checked all 3 directions, and chose the most "recent" one - bypassing the extraneous loop. He found me in short order, even though I was hiding behind a building where even Marlene did not know the location!It was bravo!