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Building Your Dog's Motivation to Search

What is Scentwork?

Scentwork is all about teaching your dog to use their wonderful nose and great sense of smell to locate specific scents. This type of training taps into a dog’s natural olfactory abilities and provides mental stimulation, exercise, and can help increase a dog’s confidence as they use their nose to problem-solve new situations.

What are the benefits of scent training?

Mental Stimulation

Scentwork gives your dog a job to do so that they don’t go self-employed.

Physical Workout

Did you know that 10 minutes of sniffing is more tiring than an hour’s run?

Creates Happy Dogs

Scientifically proven, sniffing releases happy endorphins.

Reduces Stress

Mindfulness for dogs! It gives nervous and anxious dogs something positive to focus on.

Are you ready to unlock your dog's full potential?

Beagle searching at UK Sniffer Dogs workshop in Bristol

This workshop will take place on Saturday 23rd March from 10am to 12pm in Henflied, BS36 2UF.

Please note that dogs will be worked individually and must be comfortable waiting in the car before and after their turn. There is a parking space right in front of the entrance of the hall, and a green area where you’ll be able to walk them and offer them a toilet break.

You will be able to observe the other dogs working and learn from others too – which can be as fun as working with your own dog!

Beagle searching at UK Sniffer Dogs workshop in Bristol

During this 6-week course, we will teach your dogs to identify a specific odour, locate it, and then communicate their find with you.

Scent detection has multiple benefits for dogs, making it an excellent activity for dogs of all ages

Not only it gives them a job to do, using a lot of brainpower and giving them the mental stimulation they need, but it’s also a good physical workout as it encourages dogs to move with awareness.

Scentwork helps dogs be calmer, happier, and more relaxed.

In this workshop we will work on building your dog's motivation to search and get them to use their nose to find the things they love.

What does your dog really love? Whether your dog loves food or toys, we will investigate together your dog’s favourite reinforcers and use them to motivate them to engage in the training.

Food and toy searches play a fundamental role in a dog’s ability to search and actually have fun. You will leave this workshop with a lot of ideas on how to introduce simple scentwork games in your daily routine with your dog, giving them the mental stimulation and confidence boost they need.

This workshop will take place at Henfield Hall, BS36 2UF – this is an indoor venue with access to an outdoor area and parking space.

I only take four dogs in a class to ensure all dogs feel happy and comfortable and have their own area to work in.

I am a UK Sniffer Dogs qualified Scent Detection Instructor at GOLD level – the first in the Bristol area!

This means I have been assessed at high standards and that I have both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to teach scent detection to pet dogs and their families. 

I also undergo a lot of CPD courses, and I have been learning from some of the best operational scent detection handlers in the UK and beyond.

Are you ready to learn the magic of scentwork and transform your dog into a scent detective?

Don't Just Take My Word For It!

Absolutely wonderful training experience

Giulia is a fantastic trainer who is so patient and really does get the best out of your dog, despite how different they all are. Everything that Giulia does is in the dogs' best interest and she puts them first (which is what I especially liked). We can’t wait to join the next class - thank you! 

Amy and Mitsy

Attentive, patient and lovely

Giulia is one of the most attentive, patient and lovely trainers I have worked with. We have a very boisterous 8 month old Toller who loved the classes each week (as did I!) and My Kinda Dog's approach to scentwork training was open, positive and most of all fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to bond with your pup whilst they learn a new skill!

Jess and Billy

Very professional and friendly dog focussed training classes

We did scent work which was very accessible for any pet dog, with Giulia making adjustments so everyone was successful and had lots of fun. Highly recommend for any dog training. Thanks

Michelle and Anja

Had the best day

We completed a scent work workshop with Giulia and had the best day. Her instructions were clear, the feedback she gave us really helped and most of all she was super patient with us! Can't wait to do more.

Rachel and Riley

Amazing

Really well structured, well taught with good explanations backed up in written form by email. A thoroughly enjoyable and well run class, Giulia is absolutely brilliant at what she does.

Laura and Murphy

Fantastic course

This was a fantastic course. We learned so much over the 6 weeks. Initially I thought our dog was never going to get the skills but Giulia was really patient and motivating.

Megan and Zuko

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