Scentwork UK classes
Scentwork for our pet dogs is about teaching them to sniff out a particular scent. Scents like clove, gun oil or truffle oil are generally used. Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt and find things.
Our scentwork sessions are designed to develop our dogs natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of food and toys. Your dog will have great fun, build confidence and focus and burn physical and mental energy. It will also help you and your dog bond and work as a team. Our scentwork sessions are open to any type of dog and of any age.
No previous experience is necessary!
You can also work towards taking your Scentwork UK level 1 trial (and beyond...).
Some of the things we will cover are:
Introducing your dog to a specific scent
Boxes and luggage searches
Exterior car searches
Exterior items searches
Tables and chairs
Indications, passive & active
Some equipment you will need:
Correctly fitted harness
Long lead or line
High value treats or toy
Our scentwork classes are held on a rolling/continuous basis on Sunday mornings at Downley Guide and Scout Centre. If you would like to join in please contact us for more details.
One to one scentwork sessions can be arranged at times and dates to suit you and will also be suitable for reactive dogs that cannot work in a group.