What is Scent work ?
Scent work is a dog sport that is becoming increasingly popular .
Inspired by the work of scent detection dogs, we teach the dogs to locate a scent and how to communicate to the handler when they have found it. This is known as a 'Passive Search'.
Not only do we teach the dogs 'Passive' searches but we also teach them 'Active Searches' too. This means we teach them to find and retrieve scented objects and return them to the handler.
They are taught to search among numerous identical non scented objects and find and retrieve the ones that have been scented.
All dogs use their noses and this is a great way of mentally stimulating them .