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.