Scentwork is an activity that harnesses your dogs amazing sense of smell and uses it to find and indicate specific scents.

Our dogs spend a lot of time sniffing, it gives them information about the world as well as being an incredibly enjoyable but calming activity. By taking something your dog enjoys and is naturally great at, and turning it into an activity you can do together, you can create a deeper bond with your dog.

I teach using the Scentwork UK framework where your dog learns to find and passively indicate different scents, starting with cloves and moving on to gun oil, in a variety of indoor and outdoor search set ups.

There is no pressure to compete in trials, scentwork is an activity you can easily do at home with limited space, time and equipment. Searches can be over a large space outside, or can just take a couple of minutes in your kitchen. A few searches can easily tire your dog out and calm them down far more than a half an hour walk would.

I do teach to trial standard so that if you do ever wish to compete you and your dogs have the skills to do so.

Information on trials can be found on the SCENTWORK UK website


*Classes are currently on hold due to covid-19, please keep an eye on this page for updates*

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at SWAT dogs, near Bridgwater. Suitable for complete beginners up to Level 2 Scentwork UK. If you have previous experience with a different organisation or are working with different scent please get in touch to see if the classes are suitable for you.

SWAT dogs, Coppice Gate Farm, Shapwick, TA7 9NT

For more information please contact me - if you wish to book, then email direct to SWATDOGS UK