Sniffer dog training, for pet dogs.
We are very excited to announce that Saskia, our behaviour specialist is now an accredited Scentwork UK instructor. This new sport is taking the UK by storm as more and more owners learn to unleash the power of their dogs nose and watch them achieve incredible things.
Dogs have a highly sensitive nose, vastly superior to our own; they can sniff out a teaspoon of sugar in an area the volume the size of an Olympic swimming pool! 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 owner 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.
Classes will be starting in the new year but places will be limited, if you would like to register your interest in advance for a priority space you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org