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UK Sniffer Dogs Scent Detection for Pet Dogs

Improving dog's lives through nosework, with a programme that enables owners to give their dogs positive scent experiences, not only teaching them to work and play with scent, but using scent to rectify problems in pet dogs when it comes to behaviour. The power of scentwork is endless!

What is scent detection training?

Scent Detection Training has long been used widely across the world, for working and operational services.


Our amazing  dogs have been used to search for drugs, bombs, firearms, cash, contraband, missing people and human remains.


Then even more amazing , in recent years dogs are being used for assistance purposes, medical alert  (Diabetes) and medical detection, detecting cancer cells in humans! 


UK Sniffer Dogs was created with pet dog owners in mind, making it fun and rewarding whilst putting your dog's natural scent abilities to work. 


Our classes are designed for ALL dogs, whether they are slightly unsociable, energetic, elderly, young or perhaps a breed you may not associate with scent work.  ALL dogs benefit from scent work!  Did you know that just 10 minutes of scent work can be the equivalent of up to an hour long run!


We run our bronze level UK Sniffer Dogs classes and workshops on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Wickham Centre, Wickham, Fareham, near Portsmouth and our silver level classes are held at Clanfield Memorial Hall on Sunday afternoons.

UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze (Foundation) 6 Week Course - £70

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Starting 7pm Thursday 14th May 2020 - Postponed

Starting 9.30am Saturday 6th June 2020 - Postponed

Ideal for dogs new to scent work or who have already completed the UK Sniffer Dogs series 1 and 2 workshops and want to continue their scent work training or work towards completing the bronze trial.


Exercises include building freeze indication on target scent (KONG), completing searches on pots, pipes, and boxes, chairs, bags, vehicles and novel search environments such as exterior walls, fences and random new areas as well as mock trials.  


Our UK Sniffer Dogs workshops are held at the Wickham Centre in Wickham. Each class is 1 hour long and includes a tea break/ask the trainer session.


Certificate of attendance given upon course completion.

UK Sniffer Dogs Detection Dog Series 1 Workshop - £50

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Saturday 28th March & 4th April 2020 - 9.30am to 11.30am - Postponed


UK Sniffer Dog's Detection Dog Series 1 & 2, will give you all the skills as a handler and dog scent team to complete the Bronze Trial - building freeze indication on target scent (KONG), completing searches on pipes, chairs, bags, vehicle and novel search environments such as exterior walls and fences. 


Our UK Sniffer Dogs workshops are held at the Wickham Centre in Wickham. This 2 part workshop takes place over 2 weeks, allowing you time to practice between sessions. Each session is 2 hours in length and includes refreshment breaks.


During this workshop we will work on scent pairing, indication, game of choice, line ups, pipe and chair searches.


Includes an accompanying booklet and certificate of attendance.

UK Sniffer Dogs Detection Dog Series 2 Workshop - £50

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Saturday 11th & 18th April 2020 - 9.30am to 11.30am - Postponed


UK Sniffer Dog's Detection Dog Series 1 & 2, will give you all the skills as a handler and dog scent team to complete the Bronze Trial - building freeze indication on target scent, completing searches on pipes, chairs, bags, vehicle and novel search environments such as exterior walls and fences. 


Our UK Sniffer Dogs workshops are held at the Wickham Centre in Wickham. This 2 part workshop takes place over 2 weeks. Each session is 2 hours in length and includes refreshment breaks.


Your dog must have completed the Series 1 workshop prior to attending this Series 2 workshop.


During this workshop we will expand searches to include bags, vehicles, novel environments and blind searches as well as working on more advanced indication skills.


Includes an accompanying booklet and certificate of attendance.

UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Trial

Between 9.30am and 11.30am Saturday 16th May 2020 - Postponed

Work up the Levels as a crime fighting UK sniffer handler and dog team. Bronze silver and gold levels can all be obtained by attending the relevant trial once you have completed the exercises from the UK Sniffer Dogs Detection Dog Series workshops. 


For bronze level, workshops Detection Dog Series 1 & 2 or the 6 week bronze course must be completed. 


You will need to competently complete 4 timed searches for target scent of (RED Kong) 


Search 1:   Line up search 6-8 bags x 1 hide (1 minute)

Search 2:   6-8 chairs x 2 hides (2 minutes)
Search 3:   12 sqm vertical "novel area" x 3 hides (3 minutes)
Search 4:   Vehicle search x 2 hides (2 minutes)


Pass: 5 hides found     Merit: 6-7 hides found    Distinction: 8 hides found  


The cost of each trial is £20 and a certificate and rosette will be awarded upon passing the trial. Upon booking you will be allocated a time slot for your trial.


For more details and to book a place please contact us. 

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UK Sniffer Dogs Silver 6 Week Courses - £70

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Course 1 - Starting 2.30pm Sunday 24th May 2020 - Postponed

Course 2 - Starting 2.30pm Sunday 12th July 2020 - Postponed

Police working dogs can be trained on up to 8 different scents. Cocaine, Cannabis, Cash, Amphetamine, Heroin, Bombs and more. We believe the dog can be trained on many more and this is referred to this as their target scent library.  In our bronze, series 1 and series 2 classes and workshops we added red KONG to our dog's scent target library.  Moving on from our bronze level classes, our silver classes introduce two new target scents, gun oil and cat nip as well as new "active searches"


Our silver level classes are held at Clanfield Memorial Hall and are split into two 6 week courses:


Course 1 will cover the introduction of gun oil to our dog's scent target library, working on chair and bag searches, novel environments and vehicle searches, as well as building upon distance, difficulty, duration and distraction of indications.


Course 2 will cover a new type of indication, known as an active search on a new target scent, cat nip. We will be teaching the dogs a new indication which will be a retrieve so that when they find the cat nip toy or key, they retrieve it to the handler.  In course 2 we will also work on preparations for the silver trial, which includes chair and bag searches, novel searches and vehicle searches in addition to our new active search .


Each class is 1 hour long and includes a tea break/ask the trainer session.


Certificate of attendance given upon course completion.

"We have just completed Series 1 of our UK Sniffer Dogs course.  Luca enjoyed it very much and Juanita was a very good instructor,  she explained every thing very clearly and supplied us with the items and a booklet that we needed to do our homework with  in between our classes, also got a lovely goody bag with some treats too.  I would recommend this course and look forward to doing series 2."

 ALL COURSES ARE SUBJECT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS. A £10 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE