Wagtail UK offer a one-day Detection Dog Taster Day designed to give people an insight into professional search dog handling.

In addition, we also offer a one-day Conservation Taster Session with our sister company, Conservation Dogs.  More information on this can be found here.

Click the play button in the middle of the screen below to watch our Taster Day video.

DETECTION DOG TASTER DAY 

Spend the day with professional detection dog trainers and operational handlers.  You will receive a first-hand account of industry expectations, training standards, methods of training and routes into employment.  During the day there will be presentations and demonstrations.  In addition, there will be plenty of time to discuss your own interests, along with the unique opportunity to work fully trained detection dogs.  At the end of the day you will go home with an honest and sincere overview of the industry.

Fantastic taster day! Truly amazing. I loved the opportunity to handle a fully trained dog. An amazing insight awesome . . . have been buzzing ever since.

~ Feedback from Taster Day attendee

DATES FOR TASTER DAYS

  • Fri 2 Aug 2019
  • Fri 1 Nov 2019
  • Fri 24 Jan 2020
  • Sat 16 May 2020

For further information on taster days and all of our courses, please contact us on 01745 561166 or info@wagtailuk.com

COST

Taster days are £130, which includes a buffet lunch and refreshments.  Full payment is required at the time of booking.

GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift Vouchers are available, which can be redeemed against one of our Taster Days at a date convenient for the recipient.  The vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.  Please call 01745 561166 if you wish to purchase a Taster Day Gift Voucher.  Payment can be made by telephone using credit/debit card or bank transfer.

WHO ARE TASTER DAYS FOR?

Our taster days are for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in dog detection work, anyone who is interested in training their own detection dog and anyone who wants a fun day out in the company of like-minded people.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

Topics and demonstrations covered on our Taster Day include:

  • Overview of working dogs
  • Dog selection and procurement
  • Employment opportunities and associations
  • Courses, assessment and accreditation
  • Stages of training demonstration
  • Building search demonstration – drugs dog
  • Vehicle search demonstration – explosives dog
  • Open area search demonstration – conservation dog

ACCOMMODATION

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.

Recently refurbished, Wagtail House offers 15 en-suite bedrooms.  Visit our accommodation page for more details. Please call 01745 561166 to make a booking.

To book your place please call 01745 561166 or email info@wagtailuk.com

Please note that the program is subject to change.

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