Private 1:1 Scentwork Sessions

Here at Sniff & Wagg Trails, we love all things scentwork.
I have taken instructor courses with the WSDA (World Scent Dog Association) and I am a qualified UK Sniffer Dogs Silver Level Instructor.
I am now offering private 1-2-1 sessions, soley focused on Scentwork, to share my enthusiasm with you.

Would you like to discover the power of your dog’s nose?

Dogs devote lots of brain power to interpreting smells. They have more than 100 million sensory receptor sites in the nasal cavity compared to 6 million in people, and the area of the canine brain devoted to analyzing odors is about 40 times larger than the comparable part of the human brain. In fact, it has been estimated that dogs can smell anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 times better than people!

Scentwork has so many benefits:
Boost the bond between you and your dog
Build your dog’s confidence
Encourage calmness
Reduce over excitement
Help your dog to be calm in worrying situations
Provide mental stimulation
Low-impact activity which is great for young dogs, older dogs or dog’s recovering from surgery

Unleash your dog’s sniffing power………..

Bronze Beginners Package

Price
£140 per 1 dog and handler.

(All regular dog walking clients receive a 10% discount on all 1-1 training packages)

During your private sessions you will be introduced to scent training techniques through a variety of fun exercises to help turn your pet dog into a Scent Detection Dog. Over the course we look at scent pairing and a freeze indication. We learn how to search chairs, bags, pipes, and then if your dog is ready, novel environments and external vehicle searches.

Course Length: 3 x 50 minute 121 practical training sessions in your own home and local environment.

Included;

  • Your own Scent work Practice Kit
  • Weekly handouts with notes of all the exercises covered.
  • Access to a private WhatsApp group for ongoing support for the duration of your training with the opportunity to send videos for feedback(Mon-Fri).
  • Tailored advice for you and your dog
  • Certificate of Attendance



Silver Intermediate Package

Price
£140 per 1 dog and handler.

(All regular dog walking clients receive a 10% discount on all 1-1 training packages)

This is our intermediate scent detection course, the follow on to Bronze. We introduce two new odours and a retrieve search. Participants are required to have completed a Bronze beginners scentwork course
Police working dogs can be trained on up to 8 different scents. Cocaine, cannabis, cash, amphetamines, heroin, bombs and more and this is referred to this as their target scent library.

Course Length: 3 x 50 minute 121 practical training sessions in your own home and local environment.

Included;

  • Your own Scent work Practice Kit
  • Weekly handouts with notes of all the exercises covered.
  • Access to a private WhatsApp group for ongoing support for the duration of your training with the opportunity to send videos for feedback(Mon-Fri).
  • Tailored advice for you and your dog
  • Certificate of Attendance

Progression Sessions

Price
£40 per 50 minute 1:1 private session
or book a package of 3 x 45 minute 1;1 private sessions for £120
(All regular dog walking clients receive a 10% discount on all 1-1 training packages)

These add on sessions are available to book for anyone that has completed either Bronze or Silver UK Sniffer Dogs courses with me and would like to continue their scentwork journey.
Within these custom sessions we’ll delve further into the fascinating world of scentwork so you and your dog can advance your skills.
You will recieve more advanced guided theory and activity based sessions to really geek out and skill up each week. For example, understanding airflow and how it impacts hide placement and searches, active and passive scent discrimination exercises, positive and negative hides, aged hides, accessible and inaccessible hide placements, using distraction scents, improve your handler skills.
You can even progress to buried sand and water hides!

You will also have the oppurtunity to work through all your UK Sniffer Dogs grades to achieve certificates and badges.

Scent Work Buddy

Price
£25 per 50 minutes

These informal sessions are available to book if you have completed any UK Sniffer Dog course with me, either Bronze or Silver.
Have fun, practice your blind searches and improve your observational skills while I place out your hides for you.
Includes use of my large range of scentwork training equipment.
Sessions can be tailored to you and your dog and will take place in the security of your own home and garden or in and around the local environment.

Why not book me with a friend and save!
Max 2 dogs per session

To register your interest for 121 training, please email
info@sniffandwagg.co.uk

**Please note a 50 pence per mile fuel charge may apply to any of the above pricing for 121 training and follow up sessions outside of my area of Arnside and Silverdale.