Does your dog love to sniff and smell their way through the day? Why not learn to harness the power of your dog’s amazing nose?
Super Sniffers is your introduction to scentwork where you and your dog learn the basics. Your dog will be introduced to a specific scent and will be encouraged to search for that scent. The Talking Dogs Scentwork system is set up to teach an active indication, where the dog picks up the hidden article. We have found that this is the most successful and enjoyable way to turn pet dogs into detector dogs. This system is not set up for teaching or coaching passive indications (where the dog sits or stares at the article) and as such handlers wishing to work on a passive indication will not be able to work their dogs.
What will we learn?
Week One – Theory presentation: how does scent work and what is a scent picture? (handlers only, no dogs)
Week Two – Article/Scent choice and starter searches
Week Three – How to conduct a free search and basic handling skills
Recognition of achievement
Every dog receives a certificate and rosette in recognition of their attendance and achievement. All dog and handler teams that have attended our Super Sniffers course are eligible to progress to Scent 2. Workshops are held all across the UK by the team of Talking Dogs Scentwork Accredited Trainers.
Prefer the option of a one day workshop?
Check out our Scent 1 workshop which covers the same content as our Super Sniffers course but during a one day workshop.
Please Note: Group classes are not suitable for every dog and some individuals find a group setting too stressful. If your dog is showing signs of fear or aggression towards other dogs or people we highly recommend you consider our Private Training services instead.