Scent 1 - Foundation
This is your introduction to scentwork where you and your dog learn the core skill: searching for a specific scent.
Your dog will be introduced to the best scent for her and will be encouraged to give an active indication (dog plays with the scented article or eats the food find rather than freezing 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. Take home notes will help remind you of what you learned.
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.
Choose your workshop according to which venue and date suits you best. Most workshops run from 10am-4.30pm.
Workshops are often hosted, which means you book with the host who organises and runs the event, while a Talking Dogs Scentwork® Elite Trainer delivers the workshop on the day. Our Elite Trainers also run their own workshops. Prices vary according to area, so please click on the contact links under your chosen workshop to get full details. Please scroll down to see our scheduled Scent 1’s.
This is your first stop on a wonderful scentwork journey. I know your dog will thank you for choosing to enhance her favourite activity.
Just like everyone who has had their lives and businesses impacted by Covid-19, we have had to adapt in order to keep you and us safe. Many workshops were cancelled. While we were beginning to add new workshops and even managed to run some, current rules mean that it’s unlikely to have any in-person workshops until 2021. Be assured, we will reschedule as soon as it is safe to do so. All workshops will be managed according to the guidelines so that we can stay Covid-19 safe. Why not get a head start and begin your scentwork journey with us online.