INTRODUCTION TO SCENTWORK
This a fun and interactive course where you and your dog will learn the skills of scentwork. By the end of the course, your dog will confidently be able to search for the target odour and do a passive indication. Equipment list provided once booked.
The odour that the dogs will be searching for is Red Kong, this will need to be purchased once enrolled on the course.
This course is a self led course, you will be given access to a private Facebook group where you can get support during the course. You will have lifetime access to this course.
This course is suitable for dogs of all ages, from young puppies to the older generation.
From experience I find that online learning is much better for some dogs as they don't have to attend a distracting class environment, this course can be done from the comfort of their own home.
Scentwork has so many benefits, I could talk to you all day about why it's a good thing to do with your dog.
The dog is the leader in the team when it comes to scentwork, meaning as a handler you have to trust your dog to take you to the 'Find', the target odour. This is not on hugely confidence building but it gives your dog a real opportunity to problem solve and focus.
You can do scentwork anywhere, you aren't just limited to your front room. Maybe you have a dog who struggles to focus in the park then take scentwork with you and give your dog a job of locating the hide and I am sure you'll see their focus grow.
Scentwork improves your bond and communication, as a handler, you must be watching your dog and looking closely at their body language to be able to notice the changes when they are getting closer to the target odour.
Scentwork is fun and addictive.
It is a great way to satisfy and tire your dog out, as sniffing and problem-solving is exhausting, which makes this perfect for those bad weather days when you may do a shorter walk.
Why Should You Do Scentwork With Your Dog?
Gwin & Mary Berry (The Beagle)
We just completed Milne and Mutt’s online scentwork course with Jemma, and it was brilliant! Jemma was a fantastic trainer, coaching the dogs and humans through patiently. Our beagle absolutely loved all the course work and it has transformed our weekends out in the park. Thanks so much for a wonderful class, Jemma! I would highly recommend to anyone looking to mentally stimulate their pups
Stanley & Rosie
We did an introduction to scent training class with our cockapoo and it was honestly brilliant. He loved it, we loved it and we cannot wait for level 2! Jemma makes classes fun but also makes sure you’re learning - no room for slacking! The support and feedback that you get outside of classes is also fantastic. Would highly recommend