About Us

The UKCSD provide a truly unique mix of operational and academic qualifications that are unparalleled within the worldwide scent dog training community.

The head of our school, Dr Robert Hewings BSc. MA. D/Prof., author of ‘Scent Training for Every Dog’ is focused upon providing ‘that ideal’ mix of academic and theoretical knowledge. Coupling his academic journey with over 30 years of operational police experience, the UKCSD will provide unique and varied training creating the best possible learning experience for you and your dog.

We’re committed to exclusively using evidence-based practice, and as signatory members of the UK Behaviour and Training Charter we are dedicated to force free training methods. We train instructors to a standard of excellence that they can carry through the entirety of their career. With the assured C&G credentials in Canine Search and Scent Dog Instruction, you can stand out, knowing the reputation City and Guilds has for providing the best in skills-based instruction and education.

The welfare and wellbeing of the dogs and our clients is of paramount importance and we are steadfast in our commitment to both.We take client satisfaction very seriously and always go above and beyond to ensure that our courses provide a high educational standard as well as ensuring you have a great experience. Where every instructor and ambassador has excelled within their chosen canine training discipline, be it operational search dog training or pet dog training.

Our unique blend of academic expertise and practical experience puts us in a leading position within the scent detection community and we believe this is why our courses are so effective.

Whether you’re an enthusiastic pet owner looking to help your dog reach its potential or you’re a trainer looking to take your business to the next level, we have the experience in a wide range of scent detection training. We can help you integrate these new-found skills into your existing business to increase your client base.

In addition to our high-quality training, we offer a completely tailored consultancy service to organisations looking to discover new training methods, progressing professional development, thus preventing your organisation becoming an entrenched community. We strongly promote evidence-based practice for your canine training establishment.

If you think the UK College of Scent Detection is right for you and your organisation, contact us today info@ukcsd.com.