Why should dogs who need space miss out on all the fun?
If you avoid other dogs on walks because your dog is reactive, nervous or gets too easily distracted by other dogs, you’re in good company.
If you’ve ever wanted to try a fun activity with your dog but can’t join group classes or if you just want exclusive time with a trainer without the distractions of other students then Scentventure 1-1 is for you!
Before Lao came to us he lived in a hunting kennels in Italy. His natural desire to chase prey was therefore very strong and I was struggling to find a safe outlet for his predatory instincts. The only scentwork training I could find was group classes and I didn’t think Lao would cope. I felt sorry for Lao that he had to miss out and resentful that other dogs and their owners were having fun that we would never experience.
It was my friend David Davies who introduced me to nosework. He invited us for a 1-1 tracking session and taught me the skills I needed to provide a safe context to fulfil Lao’s drive.
Being able to train on a 1-1 basis was essential. If an environment is stressful, i.e. if a dog is worried by other dogs present, learning will not be efficient. 1-1 training allows 100% focus on the needs of that individual dog and their owner, developing teamwork and confidence.
Scentventure allows dogs like Lao to enjoy the same benefits of fun activities such as scentwork, parkour and hoopers as other dogs. I designed Scentventure to make these activities accessible to everyone.
What is Scentventure 1-1?
Combining elements of scentwork, adventure, conditioning, parkour and hoopers, Scentventure is a new and exciting activity for dogs of any age or breed.
The ideal activity for dogs who are:
*Puppies or elderly
I will design a unique course based on the individual needs of you and your dog. The emphasis is on fun, enrichment and real-life problem solving.
Sessions last 45 minutes. Please contact us for available times.
Week 1 - 19.10, week 2 - 09.11, week 3 - 16.11, week 4 - 30.11
Block A: week 1 - 16.10, week 2 - 23.10, week 3 - 30.10, week 4 - 06.11
Block B: week 1 - 13.11, week 2 - 20.11, week 3 - 27.11, week 4 - 04.12
£160 including weekly course guide and you can send me videos throughout the duration of the course for feedback.
Once you have completed a Scentventure 1-1 course if your dog is ready you will be invited to join Scentventure Socialisation. Here we will work on helping your dog become more comfortable in the presence of other dogs.
Scentventure Socialisation is just for graduates of my 1-1 courses to work on slow and steady distance work and socialisation. This course is bookable by invite-only if I believe your dog would benefit from working around other dogs at a distance and is comfortable doing so. The reason for this is that we will already have tried and tested the sorts of activities that make your dog feel most comfortable and familiar.
We will use Freework and different stations to help dogs feel at ease in their environment and desensitise them to the presence of other dogs.
This course will also provide opportunity to understand more about your dog’s body language and how they communicate with you as well as with other dogs.
Wednesday & Saturday afternoons, Dogwood East.