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Develop Your Own Pet Detective Dog!

31 January @ 10:00 am3 February @ 4:00 pm


Here at Devon Dogs we are offering you a great opportunity to develop your very own pet detective dog! What will we cover I hear you say? Well, for starters there will be plenty of work involving Search and Rescue, Scent Work, Big Area Searches, Man Trailing, Building or Enclosed Area Search, as well as Imprinting and Pairing! There is so much for you to explore and learn.

We have a really exciting time lined up for you! Do you fancy seeing how your dog can literally sniff you (or whatever it is you want them to find)?  Do you want to put your dog’s nose to the test!

Scent Work is a positive, challenging activity which allows dogs the opportunity to use their strongest natural sense in a way that’s fun, engaging, and builds and strengthens a foundation of trust between the handler and dog. It is perfect for any dog and we welcome all ages and types of dogs! Some dogs tend to have a more natural aptitude to this kind of work, but whatever the attitude of your dog, you will bring out their truly natural behaviour. This event is a great, healthy way to develop your relationship with your dog, and give your relationship a great big BOOST! It will also suit Naughty But Nice dogs who have either had a 1-2-1 with us or been on an intense or a holiday package with our trainers!  If in doubt, ask us!

Scent work is huge new way of working, and for us here at Devon Dogs it is a sport that mimics the task of working dogs in locating a scent (e.g. such as for explosives, drugs, or firearms). Our dogs are genius with their noses and communicate to their handlers appropriately that the scent has been found. This fantastic training event will allow your dog to use their natural ability and strong working senses in a way that’s fun, engaging, and that builds and strengthens a foundation of trust between the handler and dog. It’s a true joy to watch and participate in and your dog will thank you for the opportunity to work with their instincts.

A few things we will cover over these 4-days:

  • teaching your dog to search a specific scent and making pairings
  • finding appropriate human scented articles
  • setting up a search area
  • searching for YOU
  • teaching your dog to appropriately indicate
  • laying a search trail
  • the use of food and toys for search work

You will be truly inspired and will take away with you homework to work on that will take you to the next level! It’s going to be awesome! Don’t miss out on your space, as there are limited places available, book soon to avoid disappointment. Please bring a packed lunch/snacks and a mug for a hot drink.

Devon Dogs Members: £395
Non-member:                £425

If you would like to become a Devon Dogs Member, please click here for details.

We are looking forward to having you train with us! To help us ensure you have the best possible training experience, please arrive at the start time specified for this event. Devon Dogs is a Centre of Excellence training facility and we want to ensure all training change overs are smooth and easy.

We understand it is difficult to estimate arrival times and we know you will have planned for the unexpected in your journey! Should you arrive a little early, we recommend stopping at the Shell Services just off of the A30, only half a mile away from us. There is a Little Waitrose, Greggs, Subway and Burger King with tea/coffee and lots of healthy (or not so healthy!) snacks and prepared meals as well as toilet facilities. If you wish to go for a short walk, you can access the Granite Way in Sourton.

To get the best out of your training with us, please review this **awesome link** that includes what to bring for training, what you need if you are training in Bowerland Arena plus some helpful tips.

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31 January @ 10:00 am
3 February @ 4:00 pm
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Bowerland Dog Training Arena
East Bowerland Farm
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4LZ United Kingdom
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0771 7696623


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