Detection Dog Taster Days

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

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

Detection Dog Taster Day 

Spend a day with professional dog trainers and operational handlers who will give you a first-hand account of industry expectations, training standards, methods of training and routes into employment.  During the day, which includes presentations and demonstrations, you'll get plenty of time to discuss your own interests as well as the unique opportunity to work fully trained detection dogs. We will provide you 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 25 Jan 2019
  • Sat 27 Apr 2019
  • Fri 7 Jun 2019
  • Fri 2 Aug 2019
  • Fri 1 Nov 2019

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


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

Gift Voucher

Gift Vouchers

We offer Gift Vouchers which can be redeemed against one of our Taster Days at a date convenient for the recipient.  Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.  Please call 01745 561166 if you wish to purchase an 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.  


Self-catering accommodation is available nearby at Wagtail House in Prestatyn with discounted rates of:

  • £25 for a single room per night 
  • £45 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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