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.



2020


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

https://PawsOff.as.me/Scent1


Saturday 8th February 2020 - Weatherby. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


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/


Saturday 28th March 2020 - Thurston, Suffolk. Trainer: Ellie. Contact Ellie:

ellie@scentwork.com


Saturday 4th April 2020 - Weatherby. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


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

or the Teach Your Dog to Sniff online course


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 25th April 2020 - Thurston, Suffolk. Trainer: Ellie. Contact Ellie:

ellie@scentwork.com


Sunday 3rd May 2020 - East Woodhay, Newbury. Trainer: Nicole. Contact Karen:

karenl.cameron@btinternet.com


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


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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

or the Scentwork Skills online course



2020


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

lindsey@scentwork.com


Saturday 29th February 2020 - Thurston, Suffolk. Trainer: Ellie. Contact Ellie:

ellie@scentwork.com


Sunday 17th May 2020 - East Woodhay, Newbury. Trainer: Nicole. Contact Karen:

karenl.cameron@btinternet.com


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

https://PawsOff.as.me/Scent3


Saturday 13th June 2020 - Thurston, Suffolk. Trainer: Ellie. Contact Ellie:

ellie@scentwork.com


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

or the Increasing the Challenge online course



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

or the Increasing the Challenge online course



2020


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

lindsey@scentwork.com


Saturday 18th July 2020 - Thurston, Suffolk. Trainer: Ellie. Contact Ellie:

ellie@scentwork.com


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Scent 6  - Accredited Handler Test Day


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

or the online courses Teach Your Dog to Sniff , Scentwork Skills & Increasing the Challenge

and are members of our club (join here)


For details and booking, please follow this link



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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