All dogs love to sniff and use their noses. Instead of fighting against it, why not find a fun way to allow your dog to indulge in his favourite pastime?
Our scentwork classes give your dog an outlet to do what he loves to do best, whilst allowing you the opportunity to work together and bond as a team. We are positive, reward-based trainers; we use fun training games to build skills incrementally, creating confident, motivated and independent dogs who enjoy the training game.
Instructors Shelley and Kay are recognised Trainers, Judges and Trial Managers for Scentwork UK at Levels One to Four. Your dog will be introduced to a scent and will begin to work with you to find his reward. You will learn about how your dog's nose works and to trust in your dog's nasal skills. You can do it just for fun, or for those who fancy something more competitive then Scentwork UK offer trials at various levels that you can work towards.
These classes are suitable for dogs of all ages and breeds as every dog loves to use its nose, and a dog can never be too young or too old to enjoy this great activity!
Dogs may be required to wait in cars or crates for parts of the session to allow the dog working the space they need. There will be a maximum of 4-6 dogs per class to allow plenty of searches per dog.
We use the hall, the outside space and our vehicles for searches.
Dogs will start with our Beginners Level class, which is split into two 4 week blocks (Part 1 and Part 2), and will then progress in to our Novice class.
The 4 week initial Beginners block includes a free 'scent kit' to get you started at home.
New Beginners Course start dates:
4 week Beginners block: 2.00-3.00pm 15th, 22nd, 29th June, 6th July 2019, £42 for 4 week block (classes are usually fortnightly) - FULL
4 week Beginners block: 3.00-4.00pm on 17th Aug, 2.00-3.00pm on 31st Aug, 14th Sept, 28th Sept - FULL
4 week Beginners block: 4.00-5.00pm on 17th Aug, 3.15-4.15pm on 31st Aug, 14th Sept, 28th Sept - FULL
4 week Beginners block: 12.45-1.45pm on 12th Oct, 26th Oct, 9th Nov, 23rd Nov - FULL
Next Beginners block: Early 2020, details to follow.
Novice/Advanced Level Workshops: Open to those already on cloves
Scentwork Challenge Day - 23rd Oct, 10.00-2pm, £20 per dog - SPACES
Scentwork Challenge Day - 24th Nov, 10.00-2pm, £20 per dog - FULL
'Santa's Super Sniffers' - 21st Dec, 10.30-12.00, £18 per dog -FULL
'Santa's Super Sniffers' - 21st Dec, 12.30-2.00pm, £18 per dog - FULL
Where: Temple Cloud Village Hall, Meadway, Temple Cloud, BS39 5BD
Instructors: Shelley Stubbington & Kay Jennings
Contact Shelley for further details and to book your place.