Scent Detectives

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February 23, 2020 All day
Blue Cross rehoming centre, Suffolk
Phone:+44 300 777 1480
Address: Blue Cross Rehoming Centre Bourne Hill Wherstead, Ipswich IP2 8NQ

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

What is the training for?

Want to get the best out of your dog, and see them enjoy the thing they love to do best? Want to learn a new skill for you and your dog? Love working with your dog and doing fun activities together? Look no further…….

This 4 part scent detection class will teach you and your dog some fun new skills you can use for the rest of their lives. Scent work is ideal for every dog of every life stage, ranging from puppies to old age dogs! Scent work is stimulating and calming for your puppy or dog. .

During this 4 part class you will learn:

How to train your dog to a scent
How to train your dog to identify the scent in multiple scenarios
How to train your dog to indicate they have found a scent
How to undertake operational searches of premises or places
Scent discrimination
Systematic search techniques
Environmental searches
How to support your dog through an operational search
Classes are taught by Zoe Willingham, who is a qualified Scent Detection Instructor, through the UK College of Scent Detection. Zoe has been trained and assessed by Operational Scent handlers and instructors from the Metropolitan Police, elite firearms support dog unit and medical detection dogs to name a few.

Classes are held in a secure grassed paddock at the Blue Cross Rehoming Centre in Ipswich.
Blue Cross Rehoming Centre Bourne Hill Wherstead, Ipswich IP2 8NQ

What to bring to class:

Flat collar or harness (Choke chains, prong collars are not permitted)
Standard lead (not extendable)
Lots of yummy treats cut into small pieces. Thinly sliced hot dogs are great for training Poo bags
Please bring your dogs vaccination certificate to the first session you attend or email a copy to
Please dress for the weather conditions, to ensure you and your dog are comfortable throughout the session. We train in all weathers. REMEMBER, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes!!!!!!
Water and water bowls are provided, but if your dog prefers their own please feel free to bring that as well. We recommend not feeding a morning meal, or at least reducing it, as the training is reward based and their tummy’s will fill up quickly!!!

Parking & Facilities

Parking is available on site, and please read our terms and conditions before booking.
Payment of fees should be made at the time of placing a booking. Failure to make payment will result in the booking being cancelled.

Helping animals in need through training

We are delighted to be training at the Blue Cross. Best Behaviour Dog Training support the rescue dogs with financial contributions for the use of the space as well as giving the Blue Cross rescue dogs a space in every class so they have time out of kennels, and interaction with dogs and people whilst they are waiting to find their forever home.