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.
Pups and dogs must be able to remain calm around other people and dogs. If your pup is not able to be around others calmly and get over excited, vocal or anxious then this session is perhaps not for you - please contact us to discuss before booking.
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
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!.
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..
- Sunday 12 January 2020 12.45pm for three weeks
- Sunday 16 February 11.30am for three weeks
£50 for a three week course including your Scentwork Starter Kit and all supporting materials.
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 five dogs
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
Continue Your Scentwork Journey Together
Dog Detectives Scentwork For Pet Dogs Level 2 and 3
- Sunday 23 Feb 3pm
- Sunday 26 Jan 4.50pm, 9 and 16 Feb at 3.15pm
Level 2 and 3 - £45 for a three week course
Places limited to five dogs.
Dog Detectives Scentwork For Pet Dogs Level 4 to Level 7
Level 4: Sunday 2 and 9 Feb 2pm
Level 5: 23 Feb, 8 and 15 March 4.30pm
Level 6: Sun 19 Jan 4.50pm and 26 Jan 3.30pm
Level 7: Sun 19 Jan and 2 Feb 3.30pm
Level 4 and up - £30 for a two week course
Places limited to five dogs.
New for 2020 - Doggy Super Sleuths
Our Dog Detective Scentwork Programme takes pups and dogs from being total novices to becoming real Doggy Detectives who can find both clove and gun oil scented articles in a range of indoor and outdoor search scenarios.
In 2020 we will be introducing a new regular monthly session for hoomans and dogs who have graduated their Level 7. They'll run the first Sunday of every month at 4.45pm at The Winlaton centre and we'll keep developing your dogs scentwork skills with new searches, new scents and lots of fun.