Scentwork Enrichment – Accredited Certificate Course

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

£99 £49


UK Rural Skills AccreditedNUS Extra

Study Type:               Home Study, Distance Learning

Duration:                  50 Hours, Self-paced

Course Materials:   65 Page PDF Course Book
Course Materials:   3 Module Assessments
Course Materials:   Student Guidelines
Course Materials:   Learning Objectives
Course Materials:   Access to Private Study Group.

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Digital Certificate of Completion
Canine Principles Certified Badge for your Website and Social Media

Dogs experience their world through a highly developed olfactory system. The ability to detect the smallest scent has long been utilised to our advantage, but how can we take this knowledge and use it to provide stimulation and enrichment for our dogs?

Written by a former professional military search dog trainer and handler, the Canine Scentwork Enrichment Certificate course is a great foundation for understanding canine search.

The course is designed for dog guardians, enthusiasts and even offers invaluable basic knowledge to professional trainers that would like to offer scentwork enrichment activities in classes and courses.


This course is also available as a Course Package


Scentwork Course Enrichment Training.

Course Syllabus

One: Learning

Module One of the course considers how a dog’s nose works to recognise scent and how this teams up with the brain to remember.
Scentwork Course Enrichment Training Online

  • Canine Senses
  • The Dog’s Nose
  • The Jacobson’s Organ
  • Neurotransmitters
  • The Route of Scent
  • How Dogs Learn
  • Breed Differences
  • Relevant Body Language
  • Calming Signals
  • Learning and Stress
  • Trigger Stacking
  • Confusion



Two: Scent

Module Two of the course considers scent in more detail.
 Course Enrichment Training

  • What is Scent?
  • Scent and the Environment
  • Distribution
  • Scentwork Variations
  • Scent Discrimination
  • Reinforcement
  • Retrieving
  • Targeting
  • The Pyramid of Scent
  • Scentwork Proofing
  • Building



Three: Scentwork Training

Module Three of the course moves from the targeting and retrieval into carrying out practical search training.
 Course Enrichment Training

  • The Start Point
  • The Search Item
  • Early Steps
  • Complex Retrieval
  • Indication Encouragement
  • False Indication
  • Multi-drops
  • Handler Role
  • Building



Studying with Canine Principles

The Scentwork Enrichment Certificate Course is online study with access to a positive, active study group and tutor support. It is assessed at the end of each module with a set of questions and an essay, along with a final assessment for certification. Certification includes a digital certificate, a badge for your website or Facebook page and the option to be added to the Canine Principles graduates page.




Throughout the Scentwork Enrichment Certificate Course, you will be supported in your learning by qualified Canine Behaviourist Practitioner. The course also offers entry to a private study group where you can discuss topics with other Canine Principles students.




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Refund Policy

Refunds for emailed course documents are not available as standard as the product is shipped and nonreturnable. Individual emergency cases can be considered at the discretion of Canine Principles.


5 reviews for Scentwork Enrichment – Accredited Certificate Course

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This course is fantastic, once you pick it up and start reading you cant put it down, i have learnt so much and it has inspired me to learn more regarding scent work and i have started training my Belgian Malinois scent work and we both love it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Four Paws Therapy

    I like the fact this course explains the basics of anatomy before going into the techniques

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Unleashed Pawtential

    I loved this course. It teaches the basics of how the dogs nose works, forms a fun training plan, and teaches about how scent moves in the environment. Very insightful.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wow where do I start. Scent work is a completely new subject for me and I started this course so I could learn more to teach my dogs. It was hard going for me but the course was so well written that it was easy to understand. I know feel confident enough to teach scent work to our customers. Highly recommend course.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very interesting course, highly recommend it, very helpful feedback if one gets stuck

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