We run Fun Scentwork classes at Woodlands Village Hall, two Sunday mornings per month.
Courses are for 5 sessions - £50 per course. (£55 from June 2018)
Classes are for 1 hour. Course and Session dates listed below.
No previous training required. Small classes (4 dogs per class)
For sociable dogs (We will always try to accommodate dogs who need space around other dogs)
SCENTWORK FOR ALL ABILITY DOGS!
Young, old, active, not so active, deaf, blind, dogs that just enjoy to sniff! We have had many different dogs enjoy their Scentwork classes with us. It would be great to meet you and your dogs. Just get in touch via the Contact Form page, email, message or call.
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DOGS 'LOVE' USING THEIR NOSES.
Dogs see their world mainly by detecting all the various scents around them, much like we use our eyes.
Tap into this powerful and natural ability and have fun enjoying scentwork activities together. Your dog will love you for it!
For fun or for those who get bitten by the Scentwork bug, there are varous organisations who run workshops and Trials. We can advise you further on these.
Here at Woodlands classes, our emphasis is on fun in a friendly and relaxed environment.
COURSE COMMENCING 17TH JUNE -
10am BEGINNER COURSE - FULL
11.30AM - MIXED LEVELS COURSE - SPACES
(This class may consist of beginner dogs and returning dogs. The exercises will be tailored accordingly.
OUR COURSES ARE BOOKING UP QUICKLY. MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON'T MISS OUT! PLEASE CONTACT TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST.
5 Sunday morning sessions on alternate Sundays.
From our June Course;
10am - 1 hour classes - Beginners
£55 per 5 session course - Book and Pay in Advance.
11.30am - 1 hour classes - Beginners / Mixed Level
£55 per session course - Book and Pay in Advance
WE ARE ALSO RUNNING WORKSHOPS FOR DOGS THAT CANNOT COPE IN A CLASS ENVIRONMENT. THESE ARE 2 & 1/2HR DURATION (Inc. refreshments). £30.
21st APRIL - FULL
19th MAY - PROVISIONALLY FULL - TAKING ENQUIRIES FOR A FUTURE DATE OR TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST.
All dogs in our group classes will be in their own space within the hall for the duration of the lesson. We may ocassionally require dogs to be placed in their cars if we need no dog distractions for nervous or dogs unable to cope well around other dogs while carrying out their scentwork searches and such dogs to wait in their cars before they are able to work, with the owner in the hall learning and observing. We hope that you will understand if this is required.
We use the hall and adjacent outside space and cars for searches.
You and your dog will be learning the basics of scent detection, first using food, then quickly moving on to a specific odour. We usually use dried cloves, but it can be a suitable odour of your choice if this is not practical for your dog. For example, some household 'Spider deterrent' sprays, contain Cloves - or - this may be a scent that your dog does not enjoy searching for. We can advise on alternatives.
Our classes are based upon methods your instructor has learned via ScentworkUK, Talking Dogs Scentwork and Dognostics 'Fun Nosework' courses as well as other studies. Our aim is to make the classes fun and relaxed and unless you wish to work towards any formal certificated Levels, we have no pressure for owners to enter tests or trails, though we are happy to help should they wish to. Our Beginner classes are aimed at ScentworkUK Level 1, with more advanced classes working to higher levels. Whilst for the adult dogs we aim to use 'Passive' indications (I.E. the dog does not interact with the scented article, but uses a behaviour to 'show' where the article is), however we do not want to exclude anyone from enjoying this fun activity with their dog, therefore we are happy for your dog to use 'Active' indications if you prefer (I.E. the dog eats the food found, or plays with a scented toy).
Full details are provided on the booking form sent to you.
Examples of some methods used and course providers are;
www.scentworkuk.com and www. talkingdogsscentwork.co.uk