scent detection Shrewsbury dog training class

Scent Detection

Dogs are made to sniff!

Nose work exercises your dogs mind and taps into their natural instincts, it is said that ten minutes of sniffing is more tiring than an hour’s run.

Sessions in scent detection will teach you and your dog indication training, scent identification and the ability to search for that scent in line ups and various environments.

It is a low impact activity that not only provides a physical outlet but also activates your dog’s olfactory senses for an intense mental workout too. People are always amazed how relaxed and clam their dogs are after they have been searching.

All dogs can take part in nose work. The benefits include:

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Gives your dog a job so they don’t go self employed.

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Sniffing releases dopamine which makes our dogs feel good and also helps reduce anxiety.

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Suitable for puppies, adult dogs, older dogs, nervous dogs, dogs in recovery, antisocial dogs, blind or deaf dogs.

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Stimulates a hyperactive dog in a calming way to reduce energy and provide an appropriate outlet.

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A great way to share mental and physical exercise with your dog and build a happy relationship.

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Helps increase optimism through problem solving.

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Fun and easy to play anywhere, great for a rainy day.

In person workshops are now being held.

If you are completely new to scent work start with our Foundations Course – this course has been split into two 2 hour workshops that run as follows:

Foundations Part 1
This workshop is for complete beginners with no previous experience in scent work. Dogs of all ages and breed are welcome to join in.

  • Introduce your dog to the first target odour we want them to find.
  • Learn about reward markers and the role they play in our training success.
  • Heard of an Indication? Learn exactly what this is, what it means and start working towards achieving one

Price includes a take home Scent Kit to continue practicing what you have learnt.

Foundations Part 2
Advance the basic skills you have learnt from Foundations Part 1 to complete your Foundations training.

  • Take your indication to the next level working on Distance, Distraction and Duration.
  • Begin searching on various equipment and start line up searches.
  • Understand how you as a handler can influence what your dog does and learn how you can improve this.
  • Recognising body language signals and reading your dog.

Receive a Certificate and Rosette for completion of the Foundations Course.

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“We took the scent detection course with Dee and Taffy our cocker spaniel loved it! Dee was very patient and clear in the instructions.

We learned lots of different ways to work with Taffy and tips on how to get the best out of the course.

We would definitely recommend and we hope to continue with Taffy’s progress.”

Our service covers the following areas:

Shrewsbury, Bicton Heath, Montford, Emstrey, Bayston Hill, Uffington, Battlefield,  & Shawbury.

Not found what you’re looking for?

If you are interested in our services but are not quite sure if we are the right fit for you and your dog or need something a little more unique, please do get in touch, we would be happy to hear from you and try to fulfil your needs.