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Scent Detection - Chillingham Castle

Spectator Place

  • Starts 23 Mar
  • 45 British pounds
  • Chillingham

Available spots

Service Description

Come and have a full day at Chillingham Castle learning about Scent detection & Scent ops. - The day will start at 9am & aim to finish by 6pm. Your day will involve a training session with Laura Roberts from K9 Find it, a training session with Jo Brook from Positively Canine & you will get to have a Castle tour! Laura has been fascinated by the olfactory skills of dogs for over a decade, leading her to explore a variety of disciplines. She has qualified and deployed two of her hounds as scent specific trailing dogs with the police, and currently trains her own dogs in HRD and digital hardware detection. A qualified instructor with both UK and Dutch organisations, she enjoys the variety of methodologies available to students of the nosework sports, seeking to find the most appropriate way to solve the problems teams face throughout their journey. Laura has a particular love for “the geeky stuff”, including the impact of ethology, air flow and environmental impacts on odour, and independence vs interdependence of the human/dog team during the search. In this workshop, we will explore the importance of recognising interest vs obedience to odour. An investigation into what your dogs find most valuable, using a variety of primary reinforcers in a controlled, easily manipulated environment. Join us on an adventure into the wonderful world of “Stinky Lineups!” and see what challenges you could face as you progress in the world of scentwork. Jo is an approved Scent Ops judge up to Gold level and has trained successful teams who compete and win. During her session you will learn about Scent Ops, how it works, the rules, how to clear the area, where the common areas are that points get lost, whether to work on or off line including line handling skills. You will have the opportunity to work a mock trial with feedback & ask any questions If you are brand new to Scent Ops or have competed before this will be of benefit to both dogs & handlers. This will set you in a great position for Sundays trials if you wish to enter.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Chillingham Castle, Chillingham, Alnwick, UK

    + 07730 556045

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