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SCENTWORK UK FAQ'S
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Scentwork is an activity where dogs use their natural scent detection abilities to find specific odours. In competitions with Scentwork UK, dogs are tasked to locate target odors within different search areas.

Scentwork is an activity where dogs use their natural scent detection abilities to find specific odours. In competitions with Scentwork UK, dogs are tasked to locate target odors within different search areas.

Absolutely! Scentwork is a natural and enjoyable activity for dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. From puppies to seniors, all dogs can benefit from the mental stimulation and fun that scentwork provides.

Begin with basic scent games at home using treats or toys. As your dog gets proficient, you can introduce target odors. Joining a Scentwork UK-affiliated training class or workshop can also provide structured guidance.

Every dog is different. Some may pick up the basics quickly, while others may need more time. Consistent training, patience and positive reinforcement are key. Many dogs can be ready for beginner-level competitions within a few months of regular training.

No, but we recommend that you do. SWUK Trainers should set you off on the correct path & should also be best placed to answer all your other SWUK questions. Plus they can source answers to questions if they do not know, as they will be part of a SWUK Trainer exclusive Facebook Group.

No, but it is the individual Trial Manager’s decision as to if your entry is accepted. Preference will be given to registered competing teams or registered teams wishing to run NFC in the first instance.

Scentwork offers mental stimulation, builds confidence, strengthens the bond between dog and owner, and provides a constructive outlet for energy. Plus, it’s a fun and rewarding activity to do together!

Scentwork offers mental stimulation, builds confidence, strengthens the bond between dog and owner, and provides a constructive outlet for energy. Plus, it’s a fun and rewarding activity to do together!

Yes, scent work can be especially beneficial for reactive or shy dogs. It helps them build confidence and focus. During competitions, safety measures are in place to ensure all dogs have a positive experience.

Scentwork UK uses a range of target odours including cloves, gun oil, and truffle oil, among others. The specific odours vary depending on the level of trial.

You can visit the Scentwork UK Trials for a list of upcoming trials.

Absolutely not. But once you have experienced a course/workshop we think you will want to register in order to not miss out and to join in the fun yourselves!!!

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