Conservation Dogs

Taster Session

Conservation Detection Dog Taster Session

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 one-day Taster Session provides plenty of hands-on experience, but less theory. 

Our one-day Taster Sessions take place on:

  • Friday 29 September 2017

Our two-day Taster Session returns in the autumn and will take place on:

  • Thursday 26 & Friday 27 October 2017
  • Thursday 19 & Friday 20 April 2018  

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 the one-day Conservation Detection Dog Taster Session is £130, which includes buffet lunch and refreshments. 

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?

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
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.


We hope to release more dates subject to demand.

To book

To book your place please call 01745 561166 or email: