Conservation Dogs

Taster Session

Conservation Detection Dog Taster Session

Wagtail UK are delighted to launch a brand new conservation detection dog taster session taking place on: 

  • Thursday 8 and Friday 9 June 2017
  • More dates coming soon

Learn about this exciting field of dog detection and gain hands-on experience during this new two-day 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.


Conservation Detection Dogs Taster Sessions are £250 for the two days, which includes a buffet lunch and refreshments on both days.  

Please call 01745 561166 or email to book your place.

Who is this Conservation Taster Session for?

This two-day Conservation Detection Dogs Taster Session is for anyone interested in conservation detection dogs and will take place at the Wagtail International School of Excellence (WISE) in North Wales.  

Whether you are a dog trainer, handler, biologist, ecologist, conservationist or just simply interested in learning more about conservation detection dogs.

We will cover the basics needed by anyone wishing to work with conservation detection dogs.

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.


We hope to release more dates subject to demand.

To book

To book your place please call 01745 561166 or email: