Scent Detection Foundation Skills

An online coaching programme to lay down and strengthen your foundation for Scent Detection, step by step.

Apply for our Foundation Programme

Are you...

  • Brand new to Scent Detection?
  • OR Experienced but wanting to train a new dog with a different method, or re-build the foundation for a previously trained dog?
  • Based in another country and wanting to work with us?
  • Interested in laying a foundation for joining our training projects group?


Is this you?

  • You are passionate and comitted to do the work, plan and practise.
  • You want results. Many students who put in the training achieved a working indication by the end of the programme. 
  • You have a dog highly motivated to work for toys and/or food, ideally both.


Sign up to our five-week Foundation Programme!

Our focus will be on motivation, introducing the search and training a reliable passive indication. You'll progress through the course materials following a step-by-step plan, supplemented by personalised coaching and instructor feedback.

Cost per team: £278

NEW! Our programme has just had a revamp and now also includes our new Hunting Games. If you have already purchased Hunting Games, even better, just let us know that you're ahead of the game, and we will discount your Foundation fee by the amount you paid for Hunting Games.

"I highly recommend Surrey Search Dogs, the online Indication course has been fantastic for my 12 week old puppy. It has been great to have something so productive to work on. Astrid's expertise has been brilliant and my puppy and I have learnt so much from her during this course. It has been a perfect way to build his confidence and give him focus."
Naomi White

Programme Details

Programme type: self-study, alongside personalised coaching and instructor feedback.

Online materials:

  • Progressive training steps
  • Demo video for each step
  • Insider tips on how to make the best of your training

Programme duration: with short daily training sessions and a motivated dog you can complete your training within five weeks. You'll have access to the materials for six months.

"Fantastic course, so glad we did it, Astrid is so good at communicating, it's like she's there with you."
Marie Tomkinson

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