Scent 1 - Foundation


This is your introduction to scentwork where you and your dog learn the basics. Your dog will be introduced to a specific scent and will be encouraged to give an active indication (dog plays with the scented article or eats the food find rather than going still and staring or sitting in front of it.) You will learn about the scent picture, basic handling skills, free searching and blind searches. Gain knowledge from our presentation and enjoy the personalised coaching provided by our experienced trainers in order to get it right from the very beginning. There are no pre-requisites for dogs, or handlers, attending this workshop, all are welcome.


Please contact the trainer if you are returning to our workshops with a second, or third, dog.



2019


16th November 2019 - Tollerton, Nottingham

This workshop is exclusively for reactive/anxious dogs

Trainer: Linda. Contact:

linda@scentwork.com


24th November 2019 - Eastrea, Peterborough. Trainer: Pam. Book here:

https://booktalkingdogsscentworkevents.as.me/scent1


30th November 2019 (S2 is the following day) - Newbury, Berks. Trainer: Nicole. Contact: Karen:

karenl.cameron@btinternet.com


14th December 2019 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com




2020


Saturday 25th January 2020 - Frimley, Surrey. Trainer: Nicole. Contact Nicole:

https://PawsOff.as.me/Scent1


Saturday 22nd February 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


Sunday 1st March 2020 - Bramfield, Herts. Trainer: Lou. Book here:

https://www.happiesthounds.com/talking-dogs-scentwork/


Sunday 26th April 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


Saturday 11th July 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com



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Scent 2 – Handling Skills



Scent 2 concentrates on handling skills, introducing directed searches and search patterns. These allow teams to increase the challenge of the searches, including changes of height, duration of search and multiple/zero finds. Building on the foundation searches, this day concentrates on the human element of the search team.

This workshop is open to all handlers who have completed S1 as a handler.



2019


23rd November 2019 - Thurston, Suffolk. Trainer: Ellie. Book here:

 https://www.smartnosedogtraining.co.uk/scentwork-1



29th November 2019 - Tollerton, Nottingham. Trainer: Linda. Contact:

linda@scentwork.com


1st December 2019 (S1 is the previous day) - Newbury, Berks. Trainer: Nicola. Contact: Karen:

karenl.cameron@btinternet.com



2020


Saturday 18th January 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


Saturday 21st March 2020 - Frimley, Surrey. Trainer: Nicole. Contact Nicole:

https://PawsOff.as.me/Scent2


Saturday 16th May 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


Saturday 25th July 2020 - Frimley, Surrey. Trainer: Nicole. Contact Nicole:

nicole@scentwork.com


Saturday 26th September 2020 - Frimley, Surrey. Trainer: Nicole. Contact Nicole:

nicole@scentwork.com


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Scent 3 – Skill builder



Building on the use of search patterns, searches become longer, thresholds become smaller. Hiding scented articles inside items inside other items requires the team to work more accurately and efficiently. Some new on lead searches, such as baggage and postal sacks, may also be introduced.

This workshop is open to all handlers who have completed S2.



2019


23rd November 2019 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com




2020


Sunday 16th February 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


Saturday 30th May 2020 - Frimley, Surrey. Trainer: Nicole. Contact Nicole:

https://PawsOff.as.me/Scent3


Saturday 20th June 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


Saturday 26th September 2020 - Frimley, Surrey. Trainer: Nicole. Contact Nicole:

nicole@scentwork.com



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Scent 4 – Environmentals


This is all about searching in new environments, the closest you and your dog will get to the actual experience of operational detector dog work. Delegates must have attended a minimum of three Talking Dogs Scentwork® workshops before attending this workshop. Only 6 dog/handler teams will be accepted on to each Scent 4 workshop, so book early to avoid disappointment.

This workshop is open to all handlers who have completed S3. Click here for full details of our S4s.



2020


Saturday 14th March 2020 - Ripon Racecourse, North Yorkshire. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


28th June 2020 - Farnborough Football Club, Hampshire. Trainer: Nicole. Book here:

 https://PawsOff.as.me/Scent4


Saturday 4th July 2020 - Ripon Racecourse, North Yorkshire. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


8th November 2020 - Farnborough Football Club, Hampshire. Trainer: Nicole. Book here:

 https://PawsOff.as.me/Scent4


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Scent 5  - Practise day



A day of honing skills through multiple finds, blank searches and declaring the search area clear. Find out just how well you and your dog are really working. Great preparation for Scent 6!

This workshop is open to all handlers who have completed S3.



2019


17th November 2019 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com




2020


Saturday 30th May 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


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Scent 6  - Accredited Handler Test Day


2019

This workshop is open to all handlers who have completed S1,2,3,4 & 5

and are members of our club (join here)


For details and booking, please follow this link


1st December 2019 - Tollerton, Nottingham. Trainer: Linda. Contact:

linda@scentwork.com




2020


Saturday 1st February 2020 - Thornton le Street, Thirsk. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com



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Important notice: These workshops are not set up for teaching or working with passive indications (the dog sits, stares or stops at the find instead of retrieving it) and as such handlers wishing to work on a passive indication will not be able to work their dogs. Due to the extra time passive training takes up in the workshop, I’m afraid this rule must be enforced. Apologies.




As the workshops progress, you and your dog will have the opportunity

to perform realistic operational searches.



If you, your club or organisation would like to book a scentwork course at your venue,

please contact Pam or one of the Accredited Trainers for full details.

Find a workshop near you by checking the map and lists below. Most workshops run from 10am-4.30pm. Workshops are hosted, which means you book with the host who organises and runs the event, while TD Scentwork® Accredited Trainers deliver the workshop on the day. Prices vary according to area, so please click on the contact links under your chosen workshop to get full details.

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