The Scent Space
Scent work makes a game out of your dog’s favourite activity – sniffing!
Scent work is a great way to help a dog gain confidence as well as help improving on their behaviour and attitude.
I am sure you are aware of the incredible sense of smell a dog’s nose has. In fact, a dog’s sense of smell is between 10,000 and 100,000 times more accurate than a human’s.
A search and rescue dog can locate trapped victims under piles of rubble, police dogs can track down fleeing suspects and detection dogs alert to the presence of explosives, drugs and other materials… all with their sense of smell!
This is why in WW2 dog owners were asked to lend the army their dogs to help with their missions and in fact these thousands of dogs that were sent off on missions helped saved countless amounts of lives.
It is incredible really how clever dog’s are but the issue most domestic dogs have is they do not get the opportunity to use their nose as much as they would like too.
Answer me this…do you pull your dog away from sniffing lampposts or every blade of grass?
Dogs love nothing more than to use their nose and there are a lot of benefits to doing so. These benefits include:
- It’s stimulating! Scent work is both mentally and physically stimulating and a great way to help burn off excess energy and it can help calm your dog down.
- It’s for all ages and breeds
- It’s safe for reactive dogs
- It builds confidence
- It helps strengthen the bond with you dog.
The Pets2impress staff always engage in daily scent work with their dogs which both them and the dogs thoroughly enjoy. Let’s be honest, there is nothing more rewarding that watching your dog have fun.
This is why in June 2020 Pets2impress launched the North East’s first Scent Space for dogs. This is a room filled with lots of different scents and textures to really help and encourage your dog to make use of their natural senses in a controlled and enclosed area.
The Scent Space is available for all dogs that attend our daycare however you can also book a time slot to bring your dog along to have some much needed fun with their nose.
To book your dog into The Scent Space please give us a call on 01914541317 / 07869502299
15 minutes Scent time – £7.50
30 minutes Scent time – £10
All dogs that attend must be fully vaccinated.