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

https://PawsOff.as.me/Scent2


Saturday 3rd October 2020 - East Woodhay, Newbury. TDS Elite Trainer: Nicole. Contact Karen:

karenl.cameron@btinternet.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


Saturday 8th August 2020 - Bramfield, Herts. Trainer: Lou. Book here:

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


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

https://pawsoff.as.me/Scent3


Sunday 4th October 2020 - East Woodhay, Newbury. TDS Elite Trainer: Nicole. Contact Karen:

karenl.cameron@btinternet.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 4th July 2020 - Ripon Racecourse, North Yorkshire. Trainer: Lindsey. Contact:

lindsey@scentwork.com


8th November 2020 - Farnborough Football Club, Hampshire. TDS Elite 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 18th July 2020 - Thurston, Suffolk. TDS Elite Trainer: Ellie. Contact Ellie:

ellie@smartnosedogtraining.co.uk


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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


Now available online


For details and booking, please follow this link



2020


More dates TBA


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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.

WORKSHOPS

Talking Dogs Scentwork® is a registered trademark

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 all workshops throughout the Spring have been cancelled. I’ve kept the workshops from July onwards in the diary but of course, these are subject to change.


Dates will be rescheduled as soon as possible.


You can learn scentwork with me online.

From absolute beginners to seasoned sniffers, I’ve got courses for everyone.

My newest course Stay at Home Scentwork will delivers a new lesson every week for 6 weeks. Lots to keep you and your dog busy. Enrol here to join in the fun.


You can also get involved with live online classes run by TDS Elite Trainer Louise.

To book your place on these wonderful online classes, click here


Scentwork can be a great source of joy for both dogs and handlers.

It can be done on your own and is a great way to concentrate minds on the job in hand rather than what is happening in the wider world.

Ride the storm, go sniffing with your dog!