Becoming a Trainer

Information for prospective trainers

Scentwork UK currently has over 150 trainers throughout Great Britain and Ireland making Scentwork UK the biggest Scentwork organisation offering regular, affordable training throughout the UK. In our first year in 2014 Scentwork UK ran 3 trials whereas last year we ran over 40. This year, our fourth year is looking to break this record once again.

At the moment Scentwork UK needs to expand it’s trainers/dog club activities in areas where we are unrepresented. We are looking for trainers to offer SWUK classes with the possibility of running SWUK trials in the future. Please check on the map to see if there are already trainers in your area. If not please get in touch. Click here.

New Trainers in other areas.

As an organisation we do not wish to flood areas with SWUK trainers, potentially causing competition between neighboring trainers. SWUK likes to give any new SWUK trainer a certain amount of time in which to build up their customer base before another SWUK trainer is added in this area. However as SWUK grows this will change so please get in touch if you are interested in joining so that we can tell you what the position might be. Click here.

The benefits of becoming a SWUK trainer?

SWUK is active in promoting and developing scentwork as an exciting new dog sport, creating awareness and encouraging the dog owning public to take up classes. SWUK has a demonstration team providing SWUK displays at various events including the prestigious Discover Dogs at the Excel Centre, London and Crufts Dog show at the NEC.

Training, advertising and support

SWUK offers Train the Trainer courses Parts 1, 2 & 3, the option of advertising on our website as well as joining our exclusive ‘SWUK trainers club’ where you can get further support whilst you train. Click here to find out more.

  • Train the Trainers part 1 – Anyone who wants to become a SWUK trainer must attend a Train the Trainers Part 1 course. The course will outline a 12 week course plan which provides easy to follow lesson plans for each week. Train the Trainers parts 2 & 3 are not compulsory but most trainers do attend these workshops as they wish to learn more, especially as and when their students progress.
  • Advertising – you have the option to advertise on the ‘Scentwork UK’ website annually for a small fee. You can join or opt out whenever you wish.
  • SWUK trainers private club – for a small annual fee you can join our exclusive SWUK trainers private club. By joining you will have access to videos covering the training of L1, new scentwork games to ‘beef up’ your classes as well as the opportunity to ask questions about any problems you might have. If you don’t wish to join this facebook group there is another SWUK self help group which you can join and is free where you will have the freedom and privacy to ask about anything that might crop up.