SCENTWORK WORKSHOP

A scentwork UK certified trainer

Our next course will be in April, please contact us to go on the waiting list

07809205855 or [email protected]

Scent work is becoming more and more popular in the dog world. Scentwork is when a dog uses its sense of smell to identify and locate a scent which it has been trained to detect.

Scentwork is a natural behaviour for a dog, this behaviour has been put to many uses – for example in police work, search and rescue, and hunting. As a dog sport, Scentwork has emerged from detection style nosework as practiced by customs and excise, explosives detection, search and rescue and medical detection dogs.

The course is 8 weeks long and is open to anyone, it is suitable for all breeds and ages, puppies and dogs with injuries or disabilities – scentwork is a non-injurious sport.

As a training activity, scentwork is fun, very rewarding and at the same time mentally tiring for your dog, so it is a great way to channel the energy of high energy, busy dogs. It will improve the relationship between you and your dog and is a great confidence builder especially for dogs. You can participate whether it is just for fun, or go on and enter trials.

You and your dog will learn the basics of scentwort with your dog will be introduced to a specific scent and will be encourage to give either an 'active' or 'passive'indication upon finding the scent, depending on the dog and owner.

You will learn about:

  • The scent picture
  • Handling skills
  • Types of searches
  • Duration of searches
  • Multiple searches
  • Hides
  • Vehicle searches
  • Boxes and baggage searches
  • Table and chairs searches
  • Exterior searches
  • Passive indications
  • Active indications

This course is guaranteed to have you hooked on scent work and improve the relationship between you and your dog as well as a whole host of other benefits.

The course is 8 weeks long, the first session is a classroom session for owners only, no dogs in order to develop your handling skills before we bring the dogs in.

8 week course for handler(s) and 1 dog is £100 Includes information pack Spaces are confirmed and reserved on receipt of full payment

Spectator places are available for those who would like to come to watch and learn but without their dog: £50

Dogs must be social with both people and other dogs. We do also offer 1-1's for scentwork and tracking.

You will need the following equipment:

  • Harness for your dog, comfortable, non-restricting or tightening
  • Lead around 2-4m long
  • Your dogs favourite treats

Scent will be provided by me.

[email protected] or 07809205855

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