Scent work



Dogs 'see' the world in scent. Did you know a dog's nose possesses up to 300 million olfactory receptors, compared to about 6 million in humans? And the part of a dog's brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is about 40 times greater than ours. This means dogs can smell a single drop of blood in 20 Olympic-size swimming pools.


Scent Detection Training has long been used widely for working operational and assistance purposes. Dogs can be trained to detect drugs, explosives, cash, but also missing persons, human diseases and imminent epileptic fits and seizures to name a few!


So are you ready to activate your dog's nose and train them to search and indicate a specific scent?

Our scent work courses harness your dog's greatest sense, their sense of smell !

Scentwork classes take you from complete novice to indicating on a specific scent! We work on a variety of things including several ways to teach a passive indication, searching a number of different areas, lots of different items, searching outside, different heights of search area, blind searches and so much more! We have various courses to suit individuals needs. Our beginners course is our UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze course.

Scent work has been shown to build your dog’s confidence, works your dog’s brain and is a fantastic form of mental stimulation. It helps build both you and your dog's training skills and helps to build that positive relationship! Scent work is suitable for dogs of any age and breed.


A final warning.......scent work is addictive!

UK Sniffer Dogs

Scent Detection Bronze course

  • This is a 6 week course to get you and your dog started on your scent journey, any dog and any handler can join (basic training skills are preferable, please contact us if you dog is reactive as there are alternative options).

  • During the course you will learn how to teach your dog scent ID, indication, handling skills and searching skills. You will be amazed at how quickly your dog can start searching they were made to do this!!!

  • The course is simple easy and fun great for you and your dog to bond together .

  • After successfully completing the course you can then enter the Uk Sniffer Dogs Bronze Scent detection trials. You will receive a clicker and you own scent kit to get you started!

Cost: £100

Taught by Qualified UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Instructors.

You and your dog do not need any previous scentwork experience, but please contact us if you have done previous scent work courses.