Workshops are held near to Thirsk in North Yorkshire and Wetherby in West Yorkshire. There is also an option to host a workshop within your organisation or group (see ‘Hosted Workshops’ below).

Scentwork Yorkshire offers 6 different levels of TD Scentwork® workshops, from Scent 1 to Scent 6. Each workshop builds on the previous one to develop the skills of the dog and human partnership to become increasingly effective in searching for a specific scent. Once you have completed Scent 1 to 5, you can apply to be assessed as an Accredited Talking Dogs Scentwork® Handler in Scent 6.

  • Scent 1 – Introduction to Scentwork – you and your dog will learn the basics of how to search together for a specific scent.
  • Scent 2 – Handling skills – you will learn about directed searches and search patterns to help you search more effectively.
  • Scent 3 – Skill builder – you will build on the use of search patterns to increase the complexity of the search, with longer searches and more layers to sniff through.
  • Scent 4 – Environmentals – this is all about searching new environments, including outdoor areas, and is as near as you will get to the actual experience of operational detector dog work.
  • Scent 5 – Practice day – you will hone your skills during this workshop through multiple finds, blank searches and working to declare the area clear.
  • Scent 6 – Accredited Handler test day – put all you have learned to the test as you complete an assessment to be recognised as a Talking Dogs Scentwork® Accredited Handler

Schedule Appointment

Upcoming Workshops

All workshops will be held near Thirsk or Wetherby  either on a morning or an afternoon. Scent 1, 2, 3 and 5 cost £65 per handler place. Scent 4 costs £75 per handler place. Spectator places cost £30 per workshop. Please contact us if you would like to book a spectator place on any of our workshops.

Scent 1

  • Wetherby: Saturday 21st May 2022 @ 13:00 – FULL
  • Wetherby: Saturday 21st May 2022 @ 15:30 – FULL
  • Thirsk: Sunday 31st July 2022 @ 9:00 – FULL
  • Thirsk: Sunday 25th September 2022 @ 14:00
  • Thirsk: Sunday 13th November 2022 @ 13:30

Scent 2

  • Wetherby: Saturday 18th June 2022 @ 13:00 – FULL
  • Wetherby: Saturday 18th June 2022 @ 15:30
  • Thirsk: Sunday 24th July 2022 @ 14:00

Scent 3

  • Thirsk: Sunday 5th June 2022 @ 9:00
  • Wetherby: Saturday 9th July 2022 @ 13:00
  • Wetherby: Saturday 9th July 2022 @ 16:00
  • Thirsk – Sunday 11th September 2022 @ 9:00

Scent 4 

  • Ripon Racecourse: Saturday 2nd July 2022 @ 10:00 – FULL
  • Ripon Racecourse: Saturday 30th July @ 10:00
  • Ripon Racecourse: Saturday 19th November 2022 @ 10:00

Scent 5

  • Thirsk: Sunday 11th September 2022 @ 13:30

Scent 6

  • Please email for further details of upcoming dates and how to book

Special Scentwork Snifftacular

You need to have attended Scent 4 or above to attend these workshops, which will take place in and around Thirsk.

  • Saturday 13th August 2022 @ 09:00
  • Saturday 29th October 2022 @ 09:00

To book a place on any of the above workshops, click on the button below:

Schedule Appointment

If you require further information before booking a workshop, please email:

Or send us a message on the Contact page.

Hosted Workshops

If you run a dog training club or have a group of interested friends and would like to book a workshop just for you at your own venue, this can be easily arranged. Scentwork Yorkshire can travel to your venue to run the Talking Dogs Scentwork® workshops for up to 6 dogs and handlers (depending on venue size) with additional spectator places if required.

The area covered by Scentwork Yorkshire includes: Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East. Please Contact us for more information.