Scent Work Classes
Whatever experience of scent work you and your dog has, we have a class for you
From taster workshops or beginners, improvers and advanced classes, whatever experience of scent work you and your dog has we have a class or workshop for you running 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 and trained 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 on the class and workshops entries 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 coaching you and your dog through the steps ready to enter your first trials and/or participate in Sniff-away events at different locations
Beginners class new take – 20th June 2021 (Full) – please register your interest for future classes
Scent Work Taster for Beginners Workshops 2021 – please see timetable below
Advanced Class Level 2 and above
9.30am – 10.30am
10.30am – 11.30am
Improvers Class – Level 1
‘Sniff It Out’ – Taster Workshops for Beginners
- Saturday May 29th 2021 – 2.00pm – 4.30pm (Completed)
- Saturday June 19th 2021 – 2.00pm – 4.30pm (Completed)
- Saturday July 24th – 2.00pm – 4.30pm (Full)
- Sunday 8th August – 10.30am – 1.00pm (Full)
- Saturday 18th September – 2.00pm- 4.30pm
Venue: Solihull Lodge Community Centre, Shirley, B90 1NJ
Cost : £45, including a coffee break and biscuits, scent starter kit, 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 road map at that time. For May and June Workshops masks, number limitation and social distancing are required. Therefore only one handler per dog
Spectator places not accompanying a dog are £15 – these maybe available from the August workshop onwards, please enquire first
May update: 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 book a place please contact through the contact page
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.
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.
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!