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Why Scent work, sniffing & Searching?

Scent work is like mindfulness to our dogs, and they love it! Your dog’s main sense is smell – they see the world though their noses like we do our eyes.​

The olfactory bulb, situated at the front of the brain and responsible for processing different scents, is 40 times larger in dogs than humans. Dogs also have up to 300 million scent receptors in their nose as opposed to our 6 million.

They can detect half a teaspoon of sugar in an Olympic size swimming pool – wow! By using sniffer dog training, you’re allowing your dog to utilise these traits, which has been proved to help them release happy hormones that promote optimism in tricky situations.

Doing so is also extremely stimulating and tiring, encouraging calm after the sessions by giving your dog the workout they need! If you want to put your dog’s nose to use with a game you can both enjoy, get in touch with us.

Stimulation For THe Mind & Body

When resting our dogs’ respiration rate is about 15 RPM. Take that dog for a walk on a lead and it will increase to around 30 RPM. Let them off the lead for a run and the rate generally doubles to 60 RPM.

However, when you go on a search or allow your dog to do some sniffing work, you could see an increase of between 140-200 RPM!

This just shows how hard the body will work when using the power of the nose, which can be extremely beneficial to the health of any dog.

Bronze Level Workshop

This course consists of:

  • 3 x 2-hour programs over a period of 3 weeks at our sniffer dog venue in Alfreton (no more than 6 teams per class). If preferred, you may have a private 1-2-1 session over the same duration.
  • 1 x handler
  • 1 x dog (team)

Cost: £90

 

Silver & Gold

Once you and your pet have completed the bronze level workshop, you can further your training by joining us in the silver and gold workshops.

Silver course costs £110, with a £50 deposit required at time of booking.

Gold course cost £130, with a £50 deposit required at time of booking.