Scentwork With Karen Who Is A Trained Scentwork Instructor

Karen has recently trained as Scentwork Instructor with the UK College of Scent Dogs and is now a trainer with Scentwork UK.  

Using their nose used to be critical to a dog's survival, however dogs today tend to be a bit out of practice.  

Our dogs don’t have hobbies, read or watch TV and most don't go to work.  Life can get pretty boring for them... nosework is a great way of giving them something fun and rewarding to do, provides essential stimulation and gets them to use their noses again.

There are so many benefits and such a  lovely way to spend time with your pup or dog.

Benefits of nosework:

  • It is fun and rewarding
  • It fulfils many of a dogs natural instincts
  • Nosework gives them a job to do and helps prevent boredom
  • It builds confidence
  • Promotes independent working
  • A pleasantly tired dog usually means happy dog
  • They are less likely to engage in destructive behaviour
  • Activities are easy to do at home
  • All dogs can participate and enjoy it!.
I highly recommend Karen and her training classes.  Not only is she very knowledgeable about dogs, her Scentwork classes are great  fun too.  The classes were varied and interesting and I learnt loads.

Sally and Indie


 Dog Detectives - Introduction To Scentwork For Pet Dogs

Think your dog can't do nosework - think again!  ALL dogs can benefit from this fabulous activity..

An Introduction to Scentwork For Pet Dogs Level 1

  • Sunday 18 November 11.15am at The Winlaton Centre
  • Sunday 13 January (no session 19 January) 10am at The Winlaton Centre 

£50 for a three week course including your scentwork starter kit.

This is a three week introduction to the wonderful world of scentwork.  You will work together with your dog as a team an learn the basics in how to search for a target scent and start to undertake the searches needed to compete in Scentwork UK trials. Over the three weeks we'll look at box and luggage searches, table and chair searches, perimeter searches, pipe searches and vehicle searches.

Places limited to six dogs

 

Continuing your Scentwork journey together

Dog Detectives Scentwork For Pet Dogs Level 2

  • Saturday 12 January 11.15am at The Winlaton Centre

£45 for a three week course 

Places limited to six dogs.


Dog Detectives Scentwork For Pet Dogs Level 3

  • Sunday 13 January 5pm at The Winlaton Centre

£45 for a three week course 

Places limited to six dogs.

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We recently did Level 1 and the three weeks were invaluable.  We signed up to do it as it was something new and different and we weren't convinced that Pedro's nose was working at all!

The theory behind the course really helped us understand Pedro better and how his nose works! We now realise how we can incorporate nose work into his everyday life to enrich it.  The lessons we learned on the course were great, really practical and positive and things we could easily do at home.  We did out homework as saw how nose work really enriched his life.

It's amazing to see his little brain working and learning and progressing every week which really gives you a sense of pride.  In his final week he did a vehicle search and smashed it!  It's a great way for us to connect with him and keep his brain active. 

Katherine, Shadia and Pedro 

Private Training

Introduction to Scentwork Private Sessions

£45 per session at your home

If you prefer to train privately, Karen can offer private scentwork training for you and your dog.  Ask about this

Search and Sniff Nosework Taster

TBC

A fun nosework session where we will introduce basic food searches using a search cue.  


A group environment is not necessarily a suitable option for some dogs.  Contact us if your dog is nervous, anxious or reactive please to discuss what best suits your pup or dogs needs.  

Click to see important information for group participants and terms and conditions of booking.