6 Week Scentwork UK Course£65
Scentwork is becoming more and more popular in the dog world and Scentwork UK are busy training trainers, handlers and of course the dogs. They are also organising trials, where if you want you can go along and compete with your dog.
Scentwork is when a dog uses its sense of smell to identify and locate a scent which it has been trained to detect.
Dogs have a highly sensitive nose, vastly superior to our own. Scentwork is a natural behaviour for a dog and essential in hunting and finding prey. As man’s best friend, 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.
Scentwork UK has been set up to promote and develop scentwork as a dog sport and training activity throughout the country.
- It is open to anyone whether you are a pet dog trainer or a more advanced dog trainer.
- 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. It will improve the relationship between you and your dog and is a great confidence builder especially for the shy dog. You can participate whether it is just for fun, or go on and enter trials and gain qualifications.
It will take 12 weeks to cover all of the aspects of level 1, so we will be splitting level 1 into two parts A and B. If you feel the urge to compete and I am sure many will, then you need to complete both parts.