Our most popular courses
Here, at the UKCSD, we believe our services are an investment that will pay for itself over time.
UKCSD Detection Handler. Part One the ‘Initial Course’
The ‘Initial Course’ is your first step in the Scent Detection training journey. It will build your foundational scent detection dog training knowledge, enabling you to develop your canine search handling skills and experience.
UKCSD Detection Handler. Part Two ‘The Assessment’
The successful assessment will award the candidate with the Assured City and Guilds Credentials ‘Detection Dog Handler’. Step two complete, the final stage of your journey will be the Scent Instructor Programme….
UKCSD Scent Dog Instructor. Part Three ‘The Instructor’
The final step of your journey! Where this course will enhance your dog training experience and instructional knowledge, enabling you to develop your classwork and training skills as a scent-work dog instructor.
Our Aims & Mission Statement
As signatory members of the UK Dog Behaviour and Training Charter, we are proud to champion force free dog training.
Bring, the excitement and adventure…
of operationally based canine scent-detection training into the pet-dog community. We will achieve this by creating a network instructors, our ‘UKCSD Ambassadors’ who will share this knowledge countrywide.
Provide, an excellent learning environment…
where every dog and guardian engaged in our scent detection training programme will be trained to their highest potential. The UKCSD will instruct the dog training that your dog would love you to do!
Stand, steadfast in our ethical commitment…
where we as signatory members of the UK Canine Training and Behaviour Charter ensure that, all dogs and ‘their humans’ trained by the UKCSD, and our Ambassadors, will be treated humanely and respectfully.
All of the scent dog training equipment you will need
All of our equipment has been designed and developed with the support of operational experience and academic underpinning…. Created for the best scent training experience.
What our clients are saying about us
We always welcome feedback! Thank you all for your kind words…
It’s hard to come back down to earth after such an amazing, fabulous, unforgettable (I could go on!) 6 days on the UK College of Scent Dogs Instructors Course. It was wonderful to make new friends, four legged and two, and I feel so fortunate to have been surrounded by so much knowledge, experience and above all, support. What a team! A huge thank you to Rob. I doubt there is anyone in the industry more qualified to teach this subject. I can’t wait to book his other courses.
Had an amazing 6 day course. Cannot recommend this course enough. The whole experience was mind blowing. Rob and Karen both have a wealth of knowledge in the subject and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to learn from them. Everyone on the course was fantastic and the environment was very welcoming. If you want to learn from the best then get booked onto one of the courses, you will not find better.
I learned more in 6 days from Rob and Karen than I have in my 20+ years as an operational dog handler. Their wealth of knowledge both theory and practical is incredible. Great learning environment, very relaxed, fun and encouraging all students to participate and impart their own experiences and knowledge. I had a tired, contented dog at the end of each day. Searching venue was AM-A-ZING!!!! Will be booking my next course today.
What a journey, it’s been really hard but Rob, Karen and Sandie were brilliant. I now have my City & Guilds! More than this the confidence and ability to start my own scent classes. It’s been such fun, the best dog training course I have EVER completed! The operational experience, and the knowledge have made these scent courses brilliant, the best. We all want more!
Had an amazing 6 days at the instructor course. Searching the airplanes was such a cool experience!! But the structure of the course was superb and we gained lots of knowledge and skills. Rob and Karen were very open minded about breeds and their skills and allowed me to take part with my Chihuahua!