Scentwork is when a dog uses its sense of smell to identify and locate a scent which it has been trained to detect.
Dogs have a highly sensitive nose, vastly superior to our own. Scentwork is a natural behaviour for a dog and essential in hunting and finding prey. As man’s best friend, this behaviour has been put to many uses – for example in police work, search and rescue, and hunting. As a dog sport, Scentwork has emerged from detection style nosework as practiced by customs and excise, explosives detection, search and rescue and medical detection dogs.
Scentwork UK has been set up to promote and develop Scentwork as a dog sport and training activity throughout the country.
It is suitable for all breeds and ages, puppies and dogs and abilities.
As a training activity, Scentwork is fun, very rewarding and at the same time mentally tiring for your dog. It will improve the relationship between you and your dog and is a great confidence builder especially for the shy dog. You can participate whether it is just for fun, or go on and enter trials and gain qualifications.Type your paragraph here.
****NEW SCENT WORK CLASSES STARTING*****
The Canine Classroom is again running a new Scentwork class for newcomers. Scentwork classes are starting on the Saturday 6th July at 1.15pm-2.15pm & Tuesday 9th July at 2.15pm
These will be split into 2, 6 week courses cost of the 6 weeks £42 the class size will be limited to 8 dogs so please let me know if you'd like to book a place
A non refundable deposit of £15 is required to secure your place
Kids fun training days are held during the Summer school holidays.
Does your child have a love of dogs ??
Fun training days for kids are for kids aged 10-16years old. You will need your own dog (no dogs allowed that have aggression problems or the child cannot handle)
Fun training days for kids are held in the school holidays. These are open to all children who have a love of dogs. Not only will they have fun training their own dogs to do obedience, agility and a few tricks, they will also learn how to care for their dog and how to act around strange dogs. Usually we try to arrange a visit from our local dog warden or other dog specialist so that the children can find out more about people who work with dogs.
Our next Kids training day will be
Please ensure they have a packed lunch, plenty to drink, sunhat and sun cream and a waterproof coat.
For their dog they will need plenty of high value treats, a good collar and lead and a favourite toy. Cost of days training for your child and dog will be £25 booking is essential as places will be limited.
New course starts the 1st June Saturdays at 9am places need to be booked in advance
Good Citizen Classes
We have spaces in our Bronze Good Citizen training classes
Saturday mornings at 9am £7 a session then £10 for examination
The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award aims to produce a dog that will walk and
behave in a controlled manner on the lead, will stay in one position on command, will allow its
owner to clean, groom and inspect it, a dog that will walk and behave in a happy natural manner,
under control on the lead. The dog must also be able to be positioned by its handler for inspection
i.e. stand, sit or lie down on either side or on its back, all on the lead. The dog must come to hand when called.
The Bronze award aims to provide the handlers with a basic knowledge of understanding and training their canine
The Scheme is aimed at all dogs whether Kennel Club registered or not, there is no age limit. For the Bronze Test.
not required to have completed the Puppy Foundation.