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: 

  • Saturday 12 August

We know summer is a busy time, so have condensed our two-day Taster Session into a one-day Taster Session for this period.  The two-day Taster Session will return in the Autumn.

Learn about this exciting field of dog detection and gain hands-on experience during 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 this one-day Conservation Detection Dogs Taster Session is £130, which includes buffet lunch and refreshments. 

Please call 01745 561166 or email to book your place.

Who is this Conservation Taster Session for?

This one-day Conservation Detection Dogs Taster Session is a condensed version of our two-day Taster Session, containing plenty of hands-on experience and the opportunity to ask questions.  The 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, this is the course for you!

Amazing - the knowledge of Aran and his handler skills were incredible - very enthusiastic!
Conservation Taster Session May 2017

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: