Scentwork Essex

  • In January 2016 we started a new venuture - Scentwork Essex!  
  • It is such a shame that we sometimes 'tut' and tell our dogs off for sniffing.......... they really can't help it, they were born to do so! 
  • Fiona is an approved trainer for Scentwork UK to Level 4 and also an approved Trials Manager and Judge.
  • Fiona is also a member of the Knob Dogs and Noses Academy where we are learning more about using nosework in a variety of ways to help some of our more anxious or over excitable dogs.
  • Scentwork is when a dog uses its sense of smell to identify and locate a scent which it has been trained to detect. 
  • Dogs have a highly sensitive nose, vastly superior to our own. 
  • Scentwork is a natural behaviour for a dog and essential in hunting and finding prey. 
  • As man’s best friend, this behaviour has been put to many uses – for example in police work, search and rescue, and hunting. 
  • As a dog sport, Scentwork has emerged from detection style nosework as practiced by customs and excise, explosives detection, search and rescue and medical detection dogs.
  • We can utilise scentwork and nosework in many different ways and none of them are wrong!
  • We can also train specifically with the aim to compete in Scentwork UK traials (please see the Scentwork UK website for further details).
  • What we particularly like about scentwork is that it is so inclusive. Being a non-impact sport, dogs of any age can take part, in fact it is so gentle its even suitable for dogs recovering from injury. 
  • Dogs and handlers can also take part without having had any other formal training so it really is for everyone.
  • Scentwork and nosework training is available on an individual basis.
  • Please Contact Us to discuss your requirements or to book.