Talking Dogs Scentwork®

Scentwork Australian shepherd searches baskets

Learn in person at our workshops

I have developed a series of 6 workshops. Each follows on from the previous one allowing you to practise what you’ve learned and add to your skills.

These workshops take you from complete beginner to Accredited Handler. Having spent almost a decade honing these workshops, I know that this system works. Each dog and handler are treated as individuals. Training adapts to the needs of each search team. And whatever you need to be a successful scent worker, our trainers are there for you every step of the way.

These workshops are offered all over the UK. However, in line with restrictions due to the global pandemic, you may find that we have limited, or even no dates available right now. Safety has always been our first priority and that is no different now. Please contact your nearest TDS Elite Trainer to find out if and when they are able to offer in person workshops.

This is your introduction to scentwork where you and your dog learn the core skill: searching for a specific scent.

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This is your follow up to Scent 1 and builds on the skills you and your dog learned at that workshop. Scent 2 concentrates on building the skills of you, the handler, which are so crucial to the enjoyment and effectiveness of your dog.

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Following on from Scent 2, Scent 3 is where you really get to grips with search plans.

Plus you start to search baggage – bags, suitcases, rucksacks. A chance to work on-lead in deceptively detailed searches that require accuracy, observation and efficiency.

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This special workshop is all about searching in new environments, with an emphasis on outdoor searches.

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During this fifth workshop, you and your dog have the opportunity to hone your skills. Work searches with multiple finds, blank searches and decide when to declare the search area clear, i.e. you’ve searched everything and you have found all the scented articles.

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Talking Dogs Scentwork® Handler Accreditation is designed to give handlers a benchmark achievement, a certificate to show just how much you have learned about scentwork.

You can apply for this workshop online, and then submit your searches online for TDS Founder Pam (me!) to grade. Where there are in-person Scent 6’s, your TDS trainer will let you know directly. Or you can contact your nearest TDS Elite trainer for more information.

Click here for more details and to apply for Scent 6.

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