What is scentwork?

Scentwork is where your dog uses its natural skills to find a specific scent.

This is exactly how dogs working in law enforcement, customs, explosive detection and medical detection dogs are used for their specific tasks.

We train the dogs on the course to search, find and indicate a specific scent which is supplied by their owners. This could be anything from  a red Kong, gun oil to tea bags. We use classical conditioning techniques to introduce a scent and positive reward-based techniques to reinforce the behaviour of finding the scent.

Reward Based Training

Handlers are taught to use clickers to mark the behaviours that they want to reward. We teach how dogs use their nose and what factors can affect the scent. Search techniques will be used in various scenarios as both the dog’s and handlers skills develop.

Whilst your dog is working you see them become totally engrossed in their search. We have found that fearful dogs actually can gain confidence by working and succeeding.

All of our lessons are 45 minutes duration and the courses comprise six lessons. Owners will be expected to carry on the training in their own time to develop the skills to progress in the course.

Uk Sniffer Dog Courses

Towers Dog Training offer a set of scentwork courses designed to engage dogs and owners regardless of their level. Click a course and get in touch to discuss how we can help.

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Sniffer Bronze

6 week course – £80*

Sniffer Silver

6 week course – £80*

Super Gold

6 week course – £80*

*All fees payable in advance