Training & Courses

Photo by Lara Maskell Photography ©
Photo by Lara Maskell Photography ©

We use our vast experience here at B.W.Y Canine to train dogs and handlers, set up dog sections and provide educational training.

Detection dog training

As fully qualified handlers, we have vast experience in training dogs, not just to sniff out drugs, weapons and explosives, but to find new and interesting odours. 

Dog handler training

We can pass on our years of experience and assist with the training and development of new handlers, here in the UK or overseas.  

New dog section set up

We can expertly project manage the creation of new dog units, from deciding which kennels to use to the selection of dog and handlers. 

Refresher and continuation training

We regularly run training days and refresher courses for all discipline of detection dogs at our HQ in Wales. We post notifications of these days on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Odour I.D Tests

Every month we carry out 'Odour I.D Testing' with all of our detection dogs and we open these days up to visitors too. We are able to setup odour I.D testing for drugs, explosives, cash, firearms and tobacco detection dogs. For odour I.D testing we use the latest in Swedish design, stainless consoles and glass jars. All equipment used for odour I.D testing is sterilised on a weekly basis, ahead of odour I.D testing days. We are meticulous about our equipment being clean and avoid contamination at all costs.

Detection Dog Workshops & Scent Work Training

Due to huge demand and requests from handlers with all sorts of backgrounds, we shall be delivering detection dog workshops and scent work training from January 2019. Stuart Phillips is an award winning dog trainer and handler and will be delivering workshops throughout 2019 for handlers of abilities. To see what is happening and when, please visit the pages on this website, dedicated to workshops and training. 

  • Detection Dog Workshop: Sat 6th & Sun 7th April 2019. SOLD OUT
  • Detection Dog Workshop: Sat 4th & Sun 5th May 2019. Limited handler places available. SOLD OUT
  • Detection Dog Workshop: Sat 18th & Sun 19th May 2019. Limited handler places available. SOLD OUT
  • Advanced 5 Day Detection Dog Workshop: Mon 17th - Fri 21st June. Limited to five (5) handler places and one observer. HANDLER AND OBSERVER PLACES SOLD OUT 



Please note that we only train on real drug samples and live explosive samples.

B.W.Y Canine Ltd are licensed by the Home Office to store and keep real drug samples for the purposes of detection dog training and we are licensed by Dyfed-Powys Police to acquire and keep explosives for the purposes of training explosive detection dogs.

B.W.Y Canine Ltd are also licensed by Dyfed-Powys Police to hold firearms and ammunition.


Detection Dog Workshop 6th & 7th April 2019

Detection Dog Workshop, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019. 


Detection Dog Workshop 4th & 5th May 2019

Detection Dog Workshop, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019.


Detection Dog Workshop 18th & 19th May 2019

Detection Dog Workshop, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019.

Advanced Detection Dog Workshop 17-21 June 2019

Advanced Detection 5 Day Dog Handler Workshop.

Monday 17th June - Friday 21st June 2019.

For dog teams (Handler & Dog) that are wishing to progress from intermediate to advanced level of handling.

BWY Canine

Formed in 2009, B.W.Y CANINE is now a leading supplier of specialist detection dogs for UK and international clients. B.W.Y CANINE provides a range of sniffer dog services to a very diverse range of clients for detecting Drugs, Explosives, Firearms and Counterfeit Tobacco. Our clients include Police Services, Trading Standards, Private Companies, NHS Trusts, Oil Refineries and the 3rd largest Port Authority in the UK.

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