Conservation Dogs

Taster Session

Conservation Detection Dog Taster Session

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

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

Learn about this exciting field of dog detection and gain hands-on experience at our training school in North Wales.

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 the two-day Conservation Detection Dog Taster Session is £250, 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?

The Taster Session is for anyone interested in conservation detection dogs and will take place at our training school 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 handler skills were incredible - very enthusiastic!
Conservation Taster Session May 2017
Conservation 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.

To book

To book your place please call 01745 561166 or email: