Scent training for all dogs


Turn Your Dog Into A Detection Dog


All dogs love to sniff - whether hunting, sniffing on walks, snuffling for their dinner in snuffle mats or scatter feeding etc. 

Olfaction (the sense of smell) is a dogs primary sense & they love using their noses!  They will naturally sniff out things that they like & find rewarding, which releases happy chemical messengers in their brain.  You can use this enjoyable natural sniffing ability to train your dogs to search for & locate a specific target scent whilst working with you as a handler/dog team.  Scentwork will really boost your relationship & as studies have suggested, your dogs confidence & optimism.

Join us at our Scentwork & Detection training classes & events to have some serious sniffing fun.  As you progress through your scentwork journey you will open many opportunities to expand your knowledge & grow your searches.

From scent id, indication & search skills, handling techniques, search planning, environmental searching & to even solving mysteries!  There is so much enjoyment for both you & your dog.




Your instructors have a wealth of knowledge in canine scentwork with an extensive scentwork training journey.

Scentwork UK qualified trainers levels 1-4

Talking Dogs Scentwork Accredited Handlers, & TDS Trainer Accreditation

City & Guilds Assured The College of Scent Dogs Scent Detection Handlers & Instructors

National Nosework Association ORT Host & Assessor.








Scent Detection Introduction Courses

4 week courses designed for dogs to start their scentwork journey.  Suitable for complete beginners or dogs with a little experience wishing to go back to foundations.

Students will be introduced to scent theory delivered as a pre-recorded zoom presentation.  The practical sessions will then focus on the foundation building blocks of scent identification, detection, indication & searching.  Progress will be made over the 4 week course & additional support will be available on Facebook whilst attending the course.

A starter kit is included with the introduction course for students to get that all important practice done at home.

Participants may work individually in order to support nervous/sensitive/reactive dogs, or to suit the learning at any time.  Dogs will always work individually as they progress in experience.

All participants will learn from observations of dog/handler teams whilst their dog rests in their vehicle.

Dogs with some experience/who have attended previously are welcome to re-attend the introduction course if they wish.  Searches can be tailored to suit skills individual to their dog over the 4 week course.  This may include increasing duration of search & indication.  Systematic searching of areas, vehicles or routes. (Anyone wishing to re-attend will pay a reduced fee as they will not require a scent kit)


1-1 Sessions for Scent Detection

We also provide 1-1 training sessions & these can be booked specifically for those wishing to take part in Scent Detection with their dogs.  If you are unable to attend our Scent Detection Introduction Courses we can instead come to you to get you started on your detection journey.  Just be sure to check the box when booking your 1-1 training to indicate that you'd like to work on Scent Detection for your session.


Scent Detection Training Sessions

Continue your scentwork journey with further standalone training sessions to develop your skills & knowledge.  Suitable for all handler teams who have completed a beginner's course.  Each dog/handler team will work to progress at their own pace & level.

Locations will vary & there may be a mixture of different abilities within each session, so it is a fantastic learning opportunity to observe others as well as search.

Some sessions may be targeted to a specific learning outcome so that a particular search skill can be improved.  Other sessions, handlers may wish to specify their own training goals for the session.


NNA Odour Recognition Tests


The NNA ORT's measure your dog's understanding of the target odour & their abiltiy to work methodically to find a number of hides over multiple distractions.

On first look, it may appear simple but it will test the handler's skill & line management whilst you navigate the search patterns as a team througout the different ORT stages.

If you feel ready for an ORT why not give it a try & book an available ORT train & test session via our booking link or enquire via email for upcoming dates.


New course dates are released on a regular basis.  To view all available courses, click the button below.

Book A Course

If the course you are interested in is not listed on the booking page, please get in touch using the form on our “CONTACT US” tab & we can advise of all upcoming courses – we would be delighted to welcome you to class.

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