Two dog trainers are set to launch Scentwork Scotland, an initiative for dog owners who have an interest in canine nose work.
Gwen Matear, from Pathhead, Midlothian, come up with the idea of an organisation to provide a one-stop-shop for dog enthusiasts in Scotland who wish to take part in nose work activities with their dogs.
She teamed up with fellow scentwork enthusiast Denise Shirreffs, from Portlethen, Aberdeen, to launch Scentwork Scotland – which will bring four elements of canine nose work together including scentwork, man-trailing, truffle hunting and tracking.
Gwen explained: “I had been thinking about setting this up for a number of years and now we are in a position to officially launch Scentwork Scotland. Following a soft launch in 2019, things were put on hold due to covid but now we are ready to fully launch.
“I wanted to put the fun into scentwork and make it accessible to more dog owners. Working with Denise means that we can roll out the initiative together.”
Denise said: “We found that many dog owners enjoyed the scentwork sessions with their dogs and they got so much out of it. It’s a great activity for dogs and their owners to take part in.”
For information visit https://www.tynewaterk9.co.uk/scentwork-scotland/