Scent Work

Nose Work encompasses scent work, tracking, and trailing, all of which are fun, stimulating and rewarding activities for both you and your dog!

Scent work involves dogs detecting specific scents in various environments, tracking engages their ability to follow the specific route that a person took using their foot steps and ground disturbance to find a person or an object and trailing is following the scent of a person through a combination of air scenting and following ground disturbance.

Discover the Wonders of Nose Work

Nose Work fosters a range of benefits that enrich dog’s lives and enhance their bond with handlers. 

Here's why Nose Work is so remarkable:

  • Cognitive Stimulation: Engaging in scent-based challenges stimulates dogs' minds, providing a mentally invigorating experience that keeps their cognitive skills sharp.
  • Confidence: As dogs successfully locate hidden scents, items or people their self-assurance soars, contributing to a more confident and optimistic dog.
  • Heightened Bond: Collaborating in Nose Work deepens the bond between dogs and handlers. Working together to solve scent puzzles fosters mutual understanding and trust.
  • Physical Activity: Nose Work isn't just a mental exercise; it involves physical activity too. Dogs get to explore various terrains, keeping them active and healthy.
  • Stress Relief: Engaging their natural olfactory abilities in Nose Work offers dogs a productive outlet for energy, potentially reducing stress and anxiety.


Your Journey into Nose Work

Whether you have a curious puppy, an energetic adolescent or an adult dog our classes are suitable for all ages, breeds, and skill levels.  Classes are small to ensure that each dog and handler team receive individual attention and take into account your dog's unique personality and capabilities, ensuring an enriching and enjoyable experience for both of you. No prior experience is necessary for our Foundation classes – just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to explore the world of scent. 


Please note: our group classes are for dogs who are comfortable in the presence of other dogs and people. If your dog struggles in a group environment please get in touch to find out more about ‘Sniff to Calm’ sessions which may be suitable.