Course Summary

Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, it is hard to imagine how awesome it actually is. Where we rely on our sight to interpret the world around us, the dog uses their nose. If we liken the sense of smell to vision - what you and I can see at a third of a mile, a dog could see more than 3,000 miles away and still see as well. It is generally accepted that the dogs sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times more accurate than ours, with an estimated 300 million olfactory receptors compared to our estimated 6 million.

Scentwork is an incredibly beneficial activity to enjoy with your dog. This eight week course will teach you the skills you need to get started on your scentwork journey. You will learn how to teach your dog the first steps of a passive indication and how to get started with Kong searches.

You can work through the pre-recorded eight week course at your own pace, there is no rush or deadlines to meet. Take your time going through the course and have fun working through the exercises with your dog. There are various different ways to teach scentwork, this course shows you one way. Exercises can be adapted to suit your particular dog.

Through this course you will get four 30 minute private Zoom lessons and have access to a Facebook group where you can ask questions and receive regular feedback on your training videos. Alternatively, you can email/message them to me directly.

Course Curriculum

Sonia Catherall

I have a passion for supporting reactive dog guardians and their dogs. I’m a firm believer that to truly make a difference in the lives of dogs and their guardians, we need to support both ends of the lead.

Harry is my heart dog, he is the reason why I became a dog trainer. He is a whirlwind of fun who you will get to see in many of the Hub videos.

  • Your End of The Lead Approved Coach 
  •  Certified Control Unleashed Instructor  
  • IABTC Approved Canine Behavioural Instructor  
  • DMWYD Certified Trick Dog Instructor  
  • IABTC Clicker Trainer & Pet Dog Trainer
  • City & Guilds Scentwork Instructor  
  • Agression in Dogs by Michael Shikashio - Certificate of Completion
  • Scent Detectives KONG
  • £120

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"As the guardian of Jack, who is a blind dog, I thought Scentwork would be a great activity to challenge and stimulate him, and to encourage him to use his nose. However, I needed the help of someone with sensitivity to his needs, and the ability to fill me with the belief that I would be able to help him achieve. I feel so lucky to have met Sonia who does all of that, and more. She is very knowledgable and openly enthusiastic on the subject, which she shares freely, in small manageable chunks. She is always readily available for supportive, constructive advice. She adopts a small stepped, bite sized approach to each activity, and has been very forthcoming with ideas of how the training can be adapted to Jack’s needs, and for other guardians and their dogs too. She has changed my life with a blind dog for the better, and has made a considerable difference to my confidence and enthusiasm levels . I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to make the journey of discovery with her as I’ve done. Huge thanks Sonia."

Angela & Jack