A dog’s sense of smell is as fascinating as it is powerful.
For example, did you know that some studies suggest that a dog can smell a teaspoon of sugar in a million gallons of water? Man has been utilising this sense of smell for thousands of years, as a hunting partner and more recently for drugs, bomb and even medical detection. But now we are starting to use this amazing power for sport.
We teach scent detection to pet dogs, following the
guidelines of ‘Scentwork UK’, the largest pet dog scentwork organisation in the country. We currently offer a two-hour introduction where we discuss what you can expect from the organisation and introduce you and your dog to the concept of searching. We then follow this up with a 5-lesson course at the end of which you should both be happy to search the
four prescribe areas of Scentwork UK Level 1 - 4, (Tables & Chairs, Boxes & Luggage, Exterior, Vehicle and/or wall).
Once you’ve done this you can attend more classes to improve your skills, take your new skills home as a fun game to play or if you would like to test your abilities you could sign up for one of the dozens of trials that take place across the country every week.