Scentwork Detection and Tracking courses designed to teach the foundations to you and your dog. Designed for dogs with little to no formal training experience or to refresh and retrain an experienced dog.
Whether your dog is a puppy, adolescent or adult. They’ve been with you all their life or a recent rescue. With our dog scentwork training sessions. You both can all learn the enjoyment and enrichment of scentwork.
Benefits of engaging your dog’s sense of smell.
All forms of sport that engage your dog’s primary sense, their nose is excellent enrichment for them.
Why not start your journey today?
- Increases mental enrichment for dogs of all ages.
- Improves your dog’s self-control.
- Increases your dog’s confidence.
- Builds on the connection between you and your dog.
- Builds trust with a newly acquired rescue dog.
- Builds resilience and optimism in your dog.
- Builds a strong relationship between handler/dog as you are working as a team.
- Lowers likelihood of common behaviour issues by engaging your dog’s brain.
What is Scent work?
We “see” the world. Our dogs “smell” the world.
What are detection dogs?
Detection dogs are used for scent work in many aspects of everyday life. Whether a working dog is with the police tracking a suspect, customs checking bags in an airport, military searching for mines.
More recently medical dogs are sniffing out cancer and other conditions in people. All of these dogs are using their amazing sense of smell.
How sensitive are dogs noses?
A dogs nose is much more sensitive when compared to ours. We have around five million olfactory receptors in our noses whereas dogs have up to 300 million!
Add this to the percentage of the dog’s brain that is used to process scent is 40 times greater than ours. Where we see, our dog’s smell!
Is it possible for my dog?
We often start detection training without thinking about it. Playing fun games like find the treat. Did you teach your dog this one?
We are yet to come across a dog who cannot smell that crumb under the coffee table! Dog’s learn through experiences and the desire to hunt.
Is scentwork a sport?
Scentwork is now a popular dog sport in the UK.
Scentwork UK for example, run trials all over the country.
Whether your looking for competition sport or an activity that is fun for both you and your dog.
Scentwork is for you!
Who can do Scentwork?
In short, Anyone!
Any age or breed
Scentwork as an activity is suitable for dogs of all ages.
Any breed can learn and take part.
Enrich your dogs life
It is mental and physical enrichment for all dogs including those with spinal or joint issues.
Build confidence and trust
Sensitive, anxious and reactive dogs can quickly enjoy scentwork and start to relax.
All stages of development
Older dogs with limited physical energy and young bouncy dogs can all benefit from this mentally tiring yet self-rewarding exercise.
Training for all levels
Scentwork Foundations Course
Four-week course designed to introduce to the world of scent detection.
Learn how to train your dog to detect a specific scent.
Gain handling skills to support your dog while they are searching.
Intermediate Courses and Classes
Build on the skills learnt in the Scentwork foundation course.
Increase both your and your dogs skills with more complex searches.
Add further scents into your dogs “scent library” and start multiple find searches
Join the Scent Club
Outdoor searches and more for the more experienced dogs. Learn to use the weather to your advantage and more.
Not ready to start your training?
Register your interest and we will send you out information about the next courses and keep you updated.
Or were you looking for
Does your dog have a history of barking, growling, biting?
Is your dog anxious and nervous and lacks the skills for everyday life?
We are here to help!
Have a new rescue dog and need to get the basic training covered?
Does your dog lack social skills?
Let’s get Training!