Conservation Detection Dog Taster Session

In conjunction with Wagtail UK's sister company, Conservation Dogs, we have launched Conservation Detection Dog Taster Sessions.  

The one-day Taster Session is a condensed version of the two-day Taster Session, still with plenty of hands-on experience, but less theory.

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Conservation Detection Dog Taster Session 

Our one-day conservation detection dog taster session will take place on:

  • Saturday 4 August 2018

Our two-day conservation detection dog taster session will take place on:

  • Friday 12 & Saturday 13 October 2018
  • Thursday 11 & Friday 12 April 2019

Conservation Dogs, Wagtail UK’s sister company, is a unique company providing a more efficient and cost effective search method for scats, carcasses, live animal and product of animal origin. 

Learn about this exciting field of dog detection and have the opportunity to handle a fully trained detection dog on this new taster session.

Wagtail UK and Conservation dog Handler/Trainer Aran Clyne (BSc), will be sharing the knowledge of 6 years worldwide experience training and handling these specialist detection dogs.


The cost of our two-day Conservation Detection Dogs Taster Session is £250, which includes a buffet lunch and refreshments on both days.

The cost of our one-day Conservation Detection Dogs Taster Sessions is £130, which includes a buffet lunch and refreshments

Please call 01745 561166 or email info@wagtailuk.com to book your place.

Who is this Conservation Taster Session for?

The one-day Conservation Detection Dogs Taster Session is a condensed version of our two-day Taster Session, and still contains plenty of hands-on experience and the opportunity to ask questions, but less theory.  

The Taster Sessions are for anyone interested in conservation detection dogs and will take place at the Wagtail International School of Excellence in North Wales.  

Whether you are a dog trainer, handler, biologist, ecologist, conservationist or just simply interested in learning more about conservation detection dogs, this is the course for you!

Amazing - the knowledge of Aran and his handling skills were incredible - very enthusiastic!
Conservation Taster Session May 2017
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Topics include:

  • Scent work 
  • Choosing the right breed 
  • Search environments 
  • Client base 
  • UK work 
  • Overseas work 
  • Handling techniques 
  • Welfare 
  • Licenses


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.  For more information on Wagtail House please visit our accommodation page.

To book

To book your place please call 01745 561166 or email: info@wagtailuk.com