Scentwork, Mantrailing & Tracking for Pet Dogs


A dog’s sense of smell is as fascinating as it is powerful. For example, did you know that some studies suggest that a dog can smell a teaspoon of sugar in a million gallons of water? Man has been utilising this sense of smell for thousands of years, as a hunting partner and more recently for missing people, drugs, bombs, and even medical detection.

In the world of pet dogs, there is a growing trend to utilise this incredible skill for sport, recreation and even as an aid to behaviour modification. There are now several organisations/associations across the country offering various learning and competition criteria for pet dogs.  As a member of, and certified instructor for several of these, I can help you navigate the differences and help choose a training path that best suits you, your dog and your goals, whether that be serious competition, a fun game for rainy days or anything in between.


Scentwork (or sometimes nosework) can be used as a ‘catch all’ term to refer to any activity utilising the dog’s nose, be it tracking, trailing or scent detection but most commonly it is used specifically to refer to the latter, which is described here.
The purpose of our Scentwork (detection) classes and workshops is teach your dog to search an area, a vehicle or a collection of items to locate and subsequently indicate to you the location of a hidden odour.

Scentwork is scent-sational

In the operational world, you might liken this to a police dog searching for drugs, however, our pet dogs search for something slightly more mundane such as clove, Kong, or various oils, depending on your goals.

Scentwork is great fun for dogs and their people alike and once you’ve got the basics it’s a scent-sational (pun intended, sorry) way to enjoy an afternoon at home or add something extra to your daily walks.

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All breeds welcome
Reactive dogs can play too
Nervous Dogs
Old dogs
Young dogs


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Classes and Workshops

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Scentwork Classes

Continue building on your foundation skills at our weekly classes, either for fun or competition. 

From £11.25 per …

Scentwork Trials
Scentwork UK trials for those dogs already working on odour. We hope to hold more trials throughout Norfolk.
Introduction to Scentwork

No previous experience is needed, just your dog and their nose! This great bond building exercise is so much fun for …

6 Week Beginner Scentwork Course

A six week course designed for complete beginners to learn this pawsome activity.

During the course we will look at …



Introduction to Mantrailing

Come and find out what this exciting new sport is all about. Learn about our method of training and start teaching …

Mantrailing Training Session

For those having attended an introduction and wishing to improve their mantrailing skills.

All dogs will continue to …



UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Tracking (8weeks)

Join us for the 8 week beginners tracking course and teach your dog to follow 'track scent', indicate on dropped …

8 weeks


13 Reviews

Pauline Tyson

06 August 2021

06 August


I have a very active, intelligent 2 year old spaniel cross and knew she needed something to occupy her mind. But I had no idea of the extent to which scentwork ...
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