As a DogNostics Fun Scent Games Trainer, Scentwork UK &  World Scent Dog Association certified Trainer/judge, Avril runs regular scentwork classes.

Our introduction workshops will give you the basics to start your Scentwork journey. These are a mix of theory and practical learning, and you will have ample opportunity to ask questions while having fun with your dog.

 

We start with our Introduction to Scentwork which can be done either in-person at our workshops in Midlothian (Penicuik & Bonnyrigg) or online via Zoom .

 

Scentwork is for any breed, any age or whatever stage your dog is at and we begin our journey learning the foundations that we will build on as you and our dog progresses.

Using only force free methods and a whole heap of fun rewards, and as an accredited Scentwork UK/WSDA/DN-DSG FN Instructor and judge, (as well as a Mantrailing UK Instructor), our aim is to help you and your dog have as much fun as possible. We will help you teach your dog to find a specific odour, alert to tell you they have it, and help you learn your dog's body language to ensure that together you work as a team.


This sport is a great confidence builder, creates a stronger bond with your dog and provides puzzle solving and enrichment opportunities to tire your 4-legged friend.

 

Once you have completed our Intro to Scentwork, and your dog is able to search for your chosen odour, you will be invited to join us in our Imanje Scent Club*(see below).

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Introduction to Scentwork

In person workshop

£65 (per dog/handler team)

Class Setting

These workshops are held indoors so we can only accommodate dogs who are happy to work with other dogs moving around them (i.e. not reactive dogs).  ​

Once you have completed the Introduction workshop, you will be invited to join us in the Imanje Scent Club – details will be given at the Introduction.

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Introduction to Scentwork

Online workshop

£100 (per dog/handler team)

over 4 weeks over Zoom

This workshop is spread over 4 weeks and you work from the comfort of your own home via Zoom link.

This is a great option for those who can't make class, or have a dog who is not comfortable in a class setting or with other dogs moving around (i.e. reactive dogs).

Once you have completed the Introduction workshop, you will be invited to join us in the Imanje Scent Club – details will be given at the Introduction.

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Imanje Scent Club*

In person by invitation

£25 (per dog/handler team)

Class Setting

Scent Club is for those who have completed a SWUK Level 1, SWUK Level 2 course or an Intro to Scentwork either online or in person with Avril.  Your dog must be able to search for at least one scent successfully.

 

These classes are held in a variety of venues and details will be shared in our private facebook group. 

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COMING SOON - Nursery Noses

Self Paced Course

£50 (per dog/handler team)

via recorded link

This is a fantastic short introduction into the world of Scentwork for your young puppy – even before they have had their vaccines, as it’s a great way to stimulate the brain and nose!

This course is provided in sections that you work from in the comfort of your own home via recorded links.

We cover a small amount of theory and mostly share our favourite games that you can use and adapt to help with those teething pups and especially those zoomies!

 

Scentwork is for any breed, age or stage your dog is and this is a nice base for starting any nosework journey or just for having fun on your walks or in the home/garden on a rainy day!

Using only force free methods and a whole heap of fun rewards, and as an accredited Scentwork UK/WSDA/DN-DSG FN Instructor and judge, (as well as a Mantrailing UK Instructor), our aim is to help you and your dog have as much fun as possible.

Once you have completed this, we would love to have your company on our Introduction workshops where we introduce specific scents and lay the next foundation layer to scent detection.

Would you like to host a Scentwork or Mantrailing Workshop?

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If you would like to host a Scentwork or Mantrailing Workshop, or run a Mantrailing Introduction or Practice Session in your area, please don't hesitate to contact us.