Follow your Nose

We know that you know that your dog loves to use its nose.
BUT did you know that scientists think about one third of a dogs brain is dedicated to sniffing!!!  YES, ONE THIRD!
Did you also know that 5 minutes of scent work is as mentally tiring as 20 minutes physical exercise?
Two great reasons to do this with your dog!

This course allows you to become an important and integral part of that world!  Our trainers have studied this with TD Scentwork, the best (from a scientific and professional perspective) and most highly regarded organisation in this field.
Over the last 3 years, Maria has qualified to Level 6 as an accredited handler and will be taking her accredited trainer assessment this year – Go Maria!
Our course ensures that you go away with the relevant skillset and understanding on how to partner with your dog to do this in a fun and mentally stimulating way.  We put great emphasis on ensuring your dog is happy and confident in their searching and teach you how to be a part of that success!











One further note - there is recent research that tells us that scent work can play an important role in supporting a wider behaviour modification plan.  Ainsley uses this research to help her put together appropriate plans for dogs she is working with.




This is taught by Maria Williams.  It is a 6 week course and you can progress through different levels as you gain experience which will also include outside searching!  


To book your place or to find out more about Follow your Nose, please call us on 01865 400408. 

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Kathy & Jenry

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S Martin

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GSD X Beagle rescue, numerous issues, help from Ainsley, improved from day 1, I know how to help him

Sharon Ritchie

informative, huge benefits to every day life, he loves it

Carol Street

I can really recommend this course and Ainsley to everyone.


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Caroline Shelford

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Mark & Gareth

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Sue Lane

Wow, lovely people, great venue and super class

Paula Topping

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Rob Staves

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