Super Sniffers – Scent Class

Your dog has an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. These fun scentwork classes focus on coaching you on how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities. This is an ideal way for your dog to have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy.

The primary goal of these classes is FUN! This is a class where dogs get to be dogs. All too often we ask our dogs to stop using their primary sense and instead see the world how we humans view it. In these classes we honour the dog for his natural abilities and give him a legitimate outlet for him to use them.

These classes are perfect for dogs of any age, size, breed or personality. Only 4 handler-dog pairs on a course. Each dog will have an opportunity to build confidence in new environments and work around obstacles without the stress of interacting with other dogs so it’s perfect for those dogs that struggle in group settings.

There are 2 levels within these short 3 week classes:

  • Starter Sniffers is for anyone that hasn’t done any searching before or if you are new to the Talking Dogs Scentwork style of searching. In this class you’ll teach your dog to search for a specific scent and you will learn the basics of handling your dog through search patterns to clear an area most efficiently.
  • Super Sniffers is for anyone that has completed the Talking Dogs Scent 1 & 2 workshops already, or for those invited after the Starter Sniffers classes.


Using Talking Dogs Scentwork style of searching

Where the dog is honoured, confidence built in layers, with the handler as an interactive part of the team.

Small class

You can be confident that with no more than 4 in a class you’ll get the individual attention that you need to reach your potential as a search team.

New challenges every week

Increase your dog’s experience and confidence with new searches each week – outside, people, luggage, mail, even underwater!

Hands-off, dog-friendly methods

I only employ and teach dog-friendly methods, no yanking or shouting here.
German Shepherd displaying scentwork skills by searching luggage

Sign up for Scentwork now

For all dogs of any age or breed.

Starter Sniffers – £65 for 3 week course

Super Sniffers – £35 for 3 week course

2019 Classes booking soon

Autumn 2018 workshops available shortly

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