Conservation dogs is an innovative, pioneering and unique sister company to Wagtail UK Ltd.

Conservation dogs have many years of field experience locating scats, carcasses, wildlife and assisting in surveys and species identification.

Learn about this exciting field of dog detection and gain hands-on experience at our one-day Conservation Detection Dog Taster Sessions.  Conservation Taster Sessions take place at our training school in North Wales on:

  • Friday 15 November 2019

Wagtail UK and Conservation Dog Handler/Trainer Aran Clyne (BSc), will be sharing the knowledge of 6 years worldwide experience training and handling these specialist detection dogs.


The cost of the one-day Conservation Detection Dog Taster Session is £130, which includes a buffet lunch and refreshments.

Please call 01745 561166 or email to book your place.


The Taster Session is for anyone interested in conservation detection dogs and will take place at our training school in North Wales.

Whether you are a dog trainer, handler, biologist, ecologist, conservationist or just simply interested in learning more about conservation detection dogs, this is the course for you!

Amazing - the knowledge of Aran and his handler skills were incredible - very enthusiastic!

Conservation Taster Session May 2017



  • Scent work
  • Choosing the right breed
  • Search environments
  • Client base
  • UK work
  • Overseas work
  • Handling techniques
  • Welfare
  • Licenses


Self-catering accommodation is available nearby at Wagtail House in Prestatyn.

  • £35 for a single room per night
  • £50 for a double room per night.

(Discounted rates available to those attending courses).

Recently refurbished, Wagtail House offers 15 en-suite bedrooms. For more information on Wagtail House please visit our accommodation page.


To book your place please call 01745 561166 or email: