Wagtail UK offer a one-day Detection Dog Taster Day designed to give people an insight into professional search dog handling.
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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.
DATES FOR TASTER DAYS 2020/2021
- Fri 23 Oct 2020 – FULL
- Fri 27 Nov 2020 – FULL
- Fri 29 Jan 2021 – FULL
- Fri 5 Mar 2021
- Fri 23 Apr 2021
For further information, or to book your place on a Taster Day, please contact us on 01745 561166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Taster days are £130, which includes a buffet lunch and refreshments. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
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
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