The United Kingdom College of Scent Detection (UKCSD) canine training institution is committed to the successful instruction and accreditation of dogs and handlers in many aspects of canine scent-work.
No matter your field, we have the background and knowledge to take your training to a new level. With techniques and methods directly informed by the science of canine behaviour, these are combined with collected evidence from our extensive experience, and the highest academic knowledge.
With over fifty years’ combined experience in the operational police dog environment within the London Metropolitan Police as well as the highest academic credentials, UKCSD is committed to ethical training practices that are always positive, creating the best possible learning environment for you and your dog
We combine our academic expertise and operational experience to focus on methods that really work. By eliminating those that are out dated and based on nothing more than tradition, we focus on techniques that have actual basis in scientific theory and have been tried, tested and found to be effective.
All dogs trained by the UKCSD will be treated humanely and ethically. We only use positive and force free methodologies and any equipment used will be subject to strict safety checks. Any canine training aids that do not meet these exacting standards are banned from use at the college (electric collars, pinch collars, check chains and slip leads are prohibited). The welfare of the animals in our care is a top priority at all times.
Here at the UKCSD, we believe our services are an investment that will pay for itself over time. By introducing you to new training methods and techniques, we empower the student to create the best training environment in their own facilities as well as becoming more confident in their own abilities and skills.
Do we know scent training?... Well we wrote the book, Scent Training for Every Dog, written by our head of school, Rob Hewings...