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Scent Training Class “Who Nose?”

Unlock the world of your dog’s nose, but beware, once you start it is hard to stop.


Get your dog’s nose working in North London

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Dogs are superior sniffers, everybody knows that.

Dogs work with humans to find missing persons, drugs, and coronaviruses among other things, and they regularly help in conservation.

But what is scent?

How do our dogs use their noses? And could your dog enjoy that kind of work as well?

We offer a calm and relaxed group training environment, where both humans and dogs get to learn the basics of scent work.

Scent work is a unique type of activity where it’s actually the dogs who are experts and humans follow them into the fascinating world of odour.

This is a great class for adolescent, adult and senior dogs. Participating in structured but fun classes, here is a list of just some of the things you and your dog will learn.

How to train your dog by shaping

How to set your dog up for success

How to use a self-rewarding behaviour to boost your dog’s confidence and optimism

Alert response

Odour detection


Working past distractions

Trusting your dog’s nose

The importance of the bond you have with your dog and how to strengthen it

Breed differences

How dogs use scent to navigate their social world

Scent and welfare

Scent Training Classes FAQ

Why Luke's Dog School?

We have small classes – a maximum of 6 pups, are fully qualified and come vet recommended.

Does my dog have to be vaccinated?

We don’t ask to see proof of vaccinations to attend our classes, but we do ask that they are fit and healthy, and it is in your interest to have them protected against any common diseases that the dog population in their area may have.

How many dogs do you have per class?

We have up to 6 dogs per class to ensure you get the attention you need.

Is my dog too young or too old?

The puppy class is 6 months & younger, the teenage class is 7 – 18 months & all other classes and workshops are for all ages.

My dog is quite nervous/scared, would classes help?

If your dog is not completely comfortable around strangers or other dogs then it is best to contact us first to discuss this.

Do you cover my area?

The great thing about classes is that you come to us, so as long as you are happy to come, we are happy to have you.

How much is it?

Scroll to the bottom of the page for class prices.

Do I need to be involved in the training?

Absolutely, we work with you and coach you to train your dog, so when you leave you can dive straight in and keep the training going.

Where does the training take place?

The classes take place in various venues and addresses, plus a link to a google map can be found on each class page and our contact page.

How do I book and then what happens?

You can see and book for all our available classes through our website under the class/workshop page. Once you have booked and paid you will receive a welcome email with all the details for that specific class.

When are the classes?

Scroll to the bottom of the page for class times available.

How long will I have to wait?

We try to run classes as often as possible so that you never have to wait that long before starting.

Can I bring my family/friends?

It is very important that everyone is consistent with your dog’s training, and that is why we allow up to three people per dog to the class.

What if I miss a session or my dog is ill or on heat?

It is very important if your dog is unwell or on heat that you don’t bring them to class, because they may make other dogs ill and they will not be in good condition for learning. You are still welcome to attend to listen and see what we are doing. We also email notes after every session so you can continue the training at home; where the results are made.

Are the classes refundable?

No, the classes are non-refundable.

Luke’s Dog School trick training classes in:

Highgate (N6) and Totteridge (N20).

    Book Highgate

    The Scout Hut (Opposite Aylmer Court)
    Sheldon Avenue
    Highgate, London
    N6 4ND

    Book Totteridge

    Totteridge Village Hall
    36 Badgers Croft
    N20 8AH