Practice Sessions and Scent Walks

If you have already attended some of our Scentwork workshops and want a regular opportunity to practice Scentwork with other people, why not book onto one of our Monthly Practice Sessions or regular Scent Walks? These sessions will provide an opportunity for you and your dog to enjoy some Scentwork practice with support and feedback from a Talking Dogs Scentwork® Accredited Trainer. Searches are set up to suit the skills, abilities and goals of you and your dog, whether that is to increase the complexity of the search, build on your handling skills, build confidence, or just have fun!

Monthly Practice Session

You need to have completed a minimum of Scent 2 to attend these sessions, which will take place one Sunday afternoon per month in a village hall near to Thirsk in North Yorkshire. Sessions are tailored to the dogs and handlers who are attending.

2021 Practice Session dates:

  • Sunday 5th December 2021 – FULL
  • Sunday 9th January 2022 – FULL
  • Sunday 13th February 2022
  • Sunday 6th March 2022
  • Sunday 3rd April 2022
  • Sunday 1st May 2022
  • Sunday 5th June 2022
  • Sunday 3rd July 2022
  • Sunday 31st July 2022

There are a maximum of 3 handler places per practice session. Sessions last 2 hours and cost £20 per handler/dog. Sessions run from 13:00 to 15:00.

To book a place on one of the practice sessions, click on the button below.

Schedule Appointment

Scent Walks

Scent Walks give you the opportunity to practice searching outdoors and provide you with ideas for using Scentwork on your daily walks. Searches will be set up to suit the skills and abilities of both you and your dog. Throughout the session you will receive support and guidance from Talking Dogs Scentwork® Accredited Trainer, Lindsey Collins. Scent walks take place around the Thirsk area. We generally walk no more than 1 mile as we complete lots of searches along the way. Details of the location of the Scent Walks will be published on the Scentwork Yorkshire Facebook events page a week before the event date once weather conditions have been taken into account!

2022 Scent Walk dates:

  • New dates to be announced

There are a maximum of 6 handler places per Scent Walk. To book a place on one of the Scent Walks, click on the button below:

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If you require further information before booking a Scentwork Practice Session or a Scent Walk, please email:

Or send us a message on the Contact page.