Scentwork Courses

Level 1 Courses for total beginners

We will not be running another level 1 course until late 2019.
Please note that we do also offer 121s to get you started in Scentwork so that you can then join our monthly meets.


Course information

Saturday classes are normally 6 x two hour sessions over 6 weeks and our courses runs on Saturdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm at our regular Purleigh venue. Dates are set at the start of each new course.

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Dates are set at the start of each new course and there will be a total of 6 sessions at a total cost of £120 for the whole course (this works out at just £10 per hour).

The level 1 courses will take you through everything you need to know in order to take your level 1 scentwork test should you wish to do so.

Disabled access & toilets are on site, lovely indoor venue see Our Venue for more details.

Please ensure your place has been confirmed before using our online payment button.


General Information

Courses will cover box & luggage searches, vehicle searches, exterior searches and interior searches. Courses will begin on a simple introductory level and progress throughout the course to scent only searches and blind searches where you have no idea where its been hidden and simply learn to trust your dog do the work.

You will learn how they work and the body language they use to communicate with you and when to call an alert and how to avoid false alerts.

These courses are aimed at every dog, from those who have already done some scent work to those who may not have ever tried a thing, everyone will be amazed at how their dogs progress and I will ensure ever dog experiences successes every week. It is suitable for all breeds, ages and physical abilities and is fantastic mental stimulation so ideal for those not able to do much physical activity.

Scentwork UK tests are optional and at extra charge and can be booked via Scentwork UK who conduct the tests at various locations throughout the UK. We hope to be hosting our own in time.

To see some information on the level 1 test please visit Scentwork UK and for videos of past tests visit Scentwork UK

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Scentwork FAQ
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Scentwork East is happy to consider running a course anywhere in Essex if you can provide the venue, please contact me to discuss.

In addition to the 6 week course, 121’s are available to progress individually through to level 1. Help with other scent disciplines is available but not as part of this course, feel free to contact me for a chat about your requirements or enquire about this course.

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