1 Day Conference

The UKCSD are extremely pleased to host 5 leading international speakers for our  2019 Scent Dog Conference  A one-day special event open to ALL interested in the world of nosework for do [Read more ...]


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The UKCSD are extremely pleased to host 5 leading international speakers for our  2019 Scent Dog Conference 

A one-day special event open to ALL interested in the world of nosework for dogs

Date: Saturday 1st June 2019

Venue: -
Harvest Fields Centre
Harvest Fields Way
Sutton Coalfield
Birmingham
B75 5TJ

Times: 9am to 6pm

Fantasitc venue with all refreshments, course notes and lunch provided for attendees

Our Presenters:-
Adrienne Wisock MS CVT CPDT-KA : Education Manager for USA National Search and Rescue
Topic: Wilderness Scent Theory

Lorna Irish BSc (Hons) PhD AMRSC MRSB : Senior Scientist Canine & Biosystems Team. Counter Terrorism and security Division
Topic: Victim Recovery Dogs

Kathy Murphy BVetMed DPhil CLAS CVA MRCVS : Veterinary Surgeon and Neuroscientist
Topic: Plasticity-The Dog's Brain During Scent-Work

Fiona MacDonald : Founder and CEO of Bravehound Charity
Topic: The Successful Support Dog

Dr Rob Hewings BSc MA D/Prof: UKCSD Head of Learning and Development
Topic: Is It All About the Things we Find?

Further details of Presenters and Content:-

Adrienne Wisock MS CVT CPDT-KA
Education Manager for USA National Search and Rescue

WILDERNESS SCENT THEORY
*Understanding Scent Movement
*Search Strategies
*Probabilities of Detection
*Search and Rescue Tactics  in the US Wilderness
 
In this presentation, I’ll cover the scent theories we use in Search and Rescue in the US in wilderness areas. This presentation will cover how to understand probability of detection, search strategies, and setting up a search area based on environmental conditions. Understanding scent movement is a dynamic process and putting your dog in the scent cone can be a complex calculation. Using lessons learned from 18 years as a search and rescue handler, I’ll show you the tricks to helping your dog succeed in a complex environmental search process. Setting up your dog for success doesn’t have to be a guessing game!
 
Lorna IrishBSc (Hons) PhD AMRSC MRSB
Senior Scientist Canine & Biosystems Team
Counter Terrorism and Security Divison
 
VICTIM RECOVERY DOGS
*Introduction to Victim Recovery Dogs
*Decomposition
*Victim Recovery Dog Training Practices in the UK and Worldwide
*Odour of training Materials
*Future Development
 
Victim recovery dogs (VRD) are dogs trained to locate human remains. These dogs are expected to be able to detect human remains in a variety of different states of decomposition and in a variety of different scenarios. This encompasses a huge array of different odours, constantly changing over time which the dogs must recognise and respond to. This arguably makes it the most difficult detection discipline dogs may be trained for. This presentation aims to give an overview of the science associated with human remains odours in an easy to understand format and introduce the audience to decomposition and detection dogs. This presentation does come with a disclaimer- there will be pictures of the decomposition process.
 
Kathy Murphy BVetMed DPhil CLAS CVA MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon and Neuroscientist
 
PLASTICITY MAKES PERFECT: WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE DOGS BRAIN DURING SCENT-WORK?
*How the brain processes scent-work
*What neuroplasticity is in relation to scent-work
*How brain function changes in response to scent-work
*How brain structure changes in response to scent-work
*What factors can influence neuroplasticity
 
Neuroplasticity is the brains ability to change throughout life.  As dogs engage in scent-work their brain function and structure is altering in response, as various competing intended and unintended stimuli are encountered.  These changes can be both immediate and delayed, both temporary and permanent and can be influenced by various environmental and internal factors. Understanding neuroplasticity helps us to understand how to set the brain up for success, and what might be running the show when things don’t go according to plan.
 

Fiona MacDonald
Founder and CEO of BRAVEHOUND. Trustee of the Wilfred Owen Association.
 
BRAVEHOUND is a charity providing dogs, training and on- going support for military veterans
 
THE TRAINING AND SUPPORT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE SUCCESSFUL SUPPORT DOG
* Do Dogs help to heal invisible wounds? 
* What we do at BRAVEHOUND
* What do the veterans say?
* Do dogs help to help invisible wounds? 
 
 
Rob Hewings BSc MA D/Prof
Author of ‘Scent and Scent-ability’and Head of learning and development for the UK College of Scent Detection, Dr Robert Hewings is a highly experienced Canine Trainer. He retired from the Metropolitan Police after 30 years’ exemplary service as Trainer with the Metropolitan Police Dog Training Establishment. Rob has gained aDoctorate of Professional Practice ‘Scent Detection Training’, where has designed and developed scent training methods not only for search, but for epilepsy, diabetes and PTSD anxiety support for our assistance dogs.
 
 IS IT ALL ABOUT THE THINGS WE FIND?
  • Scent-work for emotional release
  • Choice based training will open many doors
  • Introduce ‘quiet efficiency’ within scent detection training
  • Watch and learn, a technique that will enhance the tacit knowledge of reading your dog 
Scent-work is often associated with the ‘find’ but what of the other advantages? If we incorporate an ‘orientation technique’ within our scent-studio, or training environment we may introduce a calm and efficient dog, could these techniques be used within Canine Rescue, Behavioural consultations, also in assisting the ‘older dog’?  Could these techniques be used to ‘reboot’ the dog preventing that ‘over threshold’ or ‘too many triggers’ that can affect many of our canine friends and partners? 


This is a very special opportunity to hear and learn from leading experts in the world of canine scent work in a comfortable and relaxed environment

Local Accommodation:-
Moor Hall Hotel
– 1 mile away (HIGHER END)
Moor Hall Dr, 
Sutton Coldfield, 
West Midlands, 
B75 6LN
T: 0121 308 3751 
 
Premier Travel Inn– 1.5 miles away (BUDGET)
Whitehouse Common Rd, 
Sutton Coldfield, 
West Midlands, 
B75 6HD
T: 0871 527 8088
 
New Hall Hotel & Spa– 3 miles away (HIGHER END)
Walmley Road
Sutton Coldfield
B76 1QX
T: 0845 072 7577 or 0121 378 2442
 
Ramada Hotel & Resort– 4.5 miles away (MID TO HIGHER END)
Penns Lane
Walmley
Sutton Coldfield
B76 1LH
T: 0121 351 3111
 
Travelodge Hotel– 4.5 miles away (BUDGET)
Boldmere Road
Sutton Coldfield
B73 5UP
T: 08719 846 108
 
The Belfry Hotel & Resort– 6 miles away(HIGHER END)
Lichfield Road
Wishaw 
Sutton Coldfield
B76 9PR
T: 01675 238 600
 
Lea Marston Best Western– 8.5 miles away (MID TO HIGHER END)
Haunch Lane
Lea Marston 
Sutton Coldfield
B76 0BY
T: 01675 470 468




 
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