Cloud Nine K9s Scentwork Courses, Workshops and Training Sessions
Welcome to our Scentwork page! Here you will find a list and information on all of our courses, workshops and training sessions. Dogs of all ages, breeds and physical abilities are welcome on each course and we encourage the whole family to join in the fun too!
Reactive dogs are also welcome, with prior notice, as all dogs will be worked on-lead and all will have enough space to work in safely.
Courses are run year round at a field in Brasted, Kent.
Also all courses are also available on a 1-2-1 basis that can be catered around your schedule, please email for more details.
We cater for complete beginners, scentwork enthusiasts and for anyone looking to compete!
Beginners Course - Open for all dogs as no previous experience is needed for this is a beginners level. We start with one scent - the Red Kong. Over the six weeks we will be teaching you dog how to search for the whole scent, chunks of Kong and also tiny 3mm pieces. We will cover how to teach a passive indication as well as many search areas such as pips, bags, chair/boxes, environments and vehicles, to give you and your dogs the skills to practice at home.
Intermediate Courses - This course is the follow on from the beginners course and we move onto the scent of Gun oil. Working with gun oil also requires owners to learn how to correctly handle the scent and the potential for contamination. You also get a kit with each course with the items you need for practice at home.
Progression Course - This course is the follow on from the intermediates course where owners get to work on more complex searches with the gun oil. Dogs and owners work through distraction odours, decoys, out of reach hides, blank searches and water searches.