Fun Sniffer Dog Training For Pet Dogs

Join our UK Sniffer Dogs Training workshops and classes to gain the skill and framework to take part in scent trials and further scent training.  Your dog’s nose is his most powerful sense.  Sniffing opens up a whole adventure!  Just think – a dog’s nose is over 40-times more powerful than ours…

Whether you want to create a deeper bond with your dog or aim to work with him to be an assistance dog, UK Sniffer Dogs workshops with DW Dogs is an ideal way to start and have fun with your dog.  Sniffer dog classes and workshops are facilitated by Dionne Worth, a professional dog trainer and canine behaviour specialist.

We have access to indoor facilities – ideal for winter fun with your dog! 

Unless otherwise stated, our training locations have full disabled access, toilets, kitchen, parking and outdoor access for doggy breaks.  All our sniffer dog workshops and classes are designed for pet dogs of all sizes and breeds.  

What Dogs Can Do Sniffer Dog Training?

Sniffer dog training is suitable for all types of dogs and dog owners and carers!  Your dog may not be tracking down criminals or detecting illegal substances, but becoming a doggy detective is a fun way to engage your dog’s brain.  All types of dogs can learn scent detection techniques – all they need is a nose!

From family dogs to rescue dogs to working dogs… sniffer dog training is for you if:

  • you want to build a closer relationship and bond with your dog
  • you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your dog
  • your dog gets bored easily
  • your dog can be boisterous and doesn’t tire even on the longest of walks!
  • you need a gentler exercise option for you or your dog
  • your dog is recovering form surgery or injury and needs light exercise
  • you have a working breed dog who needs plenty of mental stimulation
  • you want to build up your self-esteem handling your dog
  • you’re interested in learning and dog training techniques

Sniffer dog training is for people and dogs of all types, all backgrounds, and all abilities!  Our workshops and courses are suitable for people of all abilities, PAs and assistance dogs are very welcome.  Just let us know your requirements before you book your place.

Next Sniffer Dog Training Dates

For a full list of sniffer dog training workshop, classes and trials, please see our Events page.

UK Sniffer Dogs Detection Bronze Series 1 WorkShop

Introduction to scent training.  This workshop is the first step to becoming a doggy detective and handler!  You will need:

  • A dog with a nose
  • Your dog’s favourite toy and treats
  • Dog harness, flat collar and lead
  • A red Kong
  • Somewhere to rest – a blanket, mat or crate

You’ll learn the basics of scent training and techniques and exercises you can practice with your dog.  This workshop will show you how to train your dog passive indication on a target odour.  All our dog training methods use positive reinforcement

Completion of the Dog Detection Series 1 Workshop will allow you to take part in Series 2 and additional sniffer dog classes.

UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Series 2 Workshop

The series 2 workshop continues the dog detection programme. Dogs and dog owners/handlers must complete the UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Series 1 workshop before taking part.

This workshop focuses on distance indications and more complicated searches such as line-ups and vehicle searches.  You’ll practice off-leash distance detection of a target odour.

Completion of the Series 2 Workshop enables you to take part in the Bronze UK Sniffer Dogs Trials.

UK Sniffer Dogs Silver Series 3 Workshop

The series 3 workshop continues the dog detection training programme. Completion of the UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze workshops and trial is essential before taking part.

This fun workshop introduces your dog to a new scent, active and passive searches, new targets and novel areas to really encourage your dog to use their natural sniff and detect instincts.

UK Sniffer Dogs Silver Series 4 Workshop

The silver series 4 workshop continues the dog detection programme. Completion of the UK Sniffer Dogs Silver series 3 workshop is essential before taking part.

This fun workshop introduces your dog to a new scent, new search areas and environments, and new targets.

DW Dogs offer Dog Detection Workshops and Classes in East Sussex.  Dogs are required to be socialised before joining group workshops or classes.

All workshops and classes can be tailored if necessary to be accessible for people of all abilities – please get in touch prior to booking so we can arrange any modifications required. Personal Assistants and assistance dogs / service dogs are very welcome.

The UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Series 1 Workshop must be completed before taking part in further classes or workshops.

A minimum of 7-days notice is required to cancel all training and behavioural consultations, workshops, courses and classes.  Late cancellations and “no shows” will be charged at the standard rate and are non-refundable.

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