Course Description

Course Title : Scent Detection Workshop BY UK COLLEGE OF SCENT DOGS

Positive Dog Training

Scent Detection Workshop BY UK COLLEGE OF SCENT DOGS.

A very special workshop presented by Rob Hewings. An in-depth course open to anyone, exploring the theory, training and potential of dogs for scent work and detection, at all levels, for all purposes.

Scent work for your Pet Dog at home
Scent work for 1.2.1 & Behaviour sessions
Scent work for classes

Enjoy a day full of digging into the nitty-gritty of scent work, for an Instructor with over 30 years operational experience working with detection dogs. Robert Hewings is a highly experienced and qualified Canine Trainer and Operations Consultant. He has a solid background in the design, development and delivery of bespoke scent and assistance dog training programmes.

  • Lecturer at Bergin University California USA; subjects include scent training for the Assistance Dog.
  • 30 years’ exemplary service Metropolitan Police. (1986-2016)
  • 25 years Metropolitan Police Dog Section (1991-2016)
  • 9 years Instructor Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. (2007-2016)
  • Operational General Purpose Dog Handler
  • Part of the elite Firearms Support Dog Unit
  • Canine Public Order Officer
  • National Police Dog Trials Competitor
  • Regional Police Dog Runner-up
  • Area Police Dog Trials Runner-up
  • Action Dog of the year (UK Canine Bravery award) winner
  • Manager & Coach Metropolitan Police National Trials Team
  • Specialist Search Dog Instructor
  • Explosive Search Dog Instructor
  • Victim Remains Recovery Introduction Course
  • Puppy development Instructor
  • Puppy Testing and Breeding, Metropolitan Police Dogs.
  • Diabetic Alert Dog Programme Louisiana USA, Instructor/Education Officer
  • Board Member ‘Southern Diabetic Retrievers’ Louisiana USA.
  • IMDT Trainer and Assessor.
  • Evidence and legislation instructor

*How dogs ‘see’ scent
*Practical applications of scent work for working dogs
*Practical applications of scent work for your pet dog and for the dogs you teach
*Scent work for fun
*Fun exercises to do at home
*The importance of nose work ‘outlets’
*Teach your dog ‘detective’ skills!

To get the most out of this course, participants should not bring a dog. Dogs will be provided for demonstration purposes (of which there will be plenty ).

College Name Positive Dog Training
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Dog Trainer
Course Location Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Course Start Date 18th February 2018
Course Fee €100.00
Course Duration One day
Course Times 10:00am
For information about Positive Dog Training, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Positive Dog Training

Unit T2, Birch Avenue Stillorgan Ind. Estate, Dublin, Ireland

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