Scent Work Classes & Workshops

From the first sniff to advanced canine scent detection skills we will guide you and your dog through your nose work journey

Starting with taster workshops moving on to a beginners eight session course to then progression level classes, whatever level of experience you and your dog at we have a class, workshop or event running for you throughout the year.

You and your dog will engage in scent work exercises, which will include a variety of items and location searches. Your dog’s natural scenting ability will be put to work to search, locate and indicate on a specific scent. We work at a pace and standard you and your dog are happy with. There are limited spaces at classes and workshops so everyone gets a chance to fully enjoy the experience.

You can participate in classes just for fun with your dog or you can go on further to enter in Scentwork UK progression levels.

Mandy is a Qualified Scentwork UK Trainer, Trial Manager and Judge covering Birmingham South & Solihull and can coach you and your companion dog through the first steps of your journey ready to enter trials, participate in Sniff-away events at different locations or to simply take the learning away with you and enjoy the activity with your dog.

Scroll down to see where your journey will start ….. 



Scent Work for Companion Dogs – Training Progression

  • Sniff it Out! Scent Work for Beginner’s Taster Workshop

  • Eight week Introductory Course

  • Classes – Levels 1-8

*1-2-1 Sessions also available 

Beginners Classes Introductory Level Course – Duration Eight Weekly Sessions  

** Course eligibility is the previous attendance at ‘Sniff It Out’ Scent Work for Beginners Taster Workshop

Tuesday morning – Next course commencement date 18th January 2022 – 11.00am -12.00pm

Friday evening    – Next course commencement date 14th January 2022 – 600pm -7.00pm and 7.15-8.15pm

*Optional –  Training progression onto Level 1 classes  Sundays 1.15pm- 2.15pm

Course cost £120

Improvers  Class – SWUK Level 1

12.00pm – 1.00pm

1.15pm -2.15pm

Three classes per term – £45 

Advanced Class SWUK Level 2 and above

9.30am – 10.30am


Three classes per term – £45

Your Journey Starts Here

‘Sniff It Out !’ –  Scent Work for Beginner’s Taster Workshop

  • Saturday 20th November  2021 10.00am-12.30pm – (Full)
  • Saturday 5th February 2022 – 2.00pm-4.30pm
  • Sunday 6th February 2022 – 10.30am-1.00pm
  • Sunday 20th February 2022 – 10.30am-1.00pm

Venue: Solihull Lodge Community Centre, Shirley, B90 1NJ

Cost : £45, including a coffee break and biscuits, attendance certificate and rosette

Experience: No previous experience required

What to bring with you : Water –  Dog Bowl – Dog Blanket – Food rewards (non crumbly is preferred) mild cheese, sausage, liver. A reasonable length lead 2m+. Poop bags. A dog training clicker if you use in training

*Dogs to be worked on a harness or flat collar – no flexi leads permitted

Covid-19 guidelines will be followed in conjunction to the Government guidelines

Spectator places for those not accompanying a dog are £15

At the present time due to limited areas in use within the hall only dog/people friendly dogs are permitted

Please read our to terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the page. These are accepted on booking events, classes and workshops

To register interest in classes or workshops please contact through the contact page including which workshop date and your dog’s details

We’ve just started scent work classes with Mandy and she made both my reactive rescue dog and me feel very welcome and safe in class. My little chap is not naughty he’s just frightened and taking him to new places where there are other dogs is a big deal. Mandy recognised this from the start and gave us solutions to build our confidence together. We both love scent work and look forward to every session. I would highly recommend Mandy’s classes especially if you have a tricky dog, no judgement, just lots of positive feedback.
Thanks Mandy

Claire and Max (Jack Russell)

Boo Boo and I started our scent work journey with Mandy few months ago. We love the classes she runs – they are fun and practical. We also had a 1-2-1 session with her prior to our Level 1 trial. Up until the day of our trial Mandy has been very supportive and reassuring, always responds to messages with lots of useful and practical tips. We are glad to have Mandy to guide us in this fun sport. Would highly recommend both Mandy and anyone considering doing scent work.

Ruby and Boo Boo (Bichon Frise)

Had a brilliant time at the scent training workshop. Mandy was very informative, patient, and positive. I will definitely be looking to book further scent training classes!

Helen and Ralph (Labrador)