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Mantrailing development course
9 September 2018 15 September 2018
During the mantrailing development course various aspects of searching for humans and tracking (mantrailing) will be covered. The workshop offers experienced and inexperienced handlers new ways to teach their dogs searching and tracking. During the workshop the natural ability of the dog to search will be emphasised, without any form of force.
6 over nights include:
6 x breakfasts;
4 x lunches;
4 x trailing sessions during the morning and afternoon (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday;
Coffee & Tea (on Wednesday only breakfast).
Price per person with one dog: € 654 per person based on double occupancy
Single occupancy charge €120
Price person without a dog: € 335
Price one person/one dog: without board €420 (includes lunch, coffee/tea)
Mantrailing: is to follow one person’s scent and identify that person. The trail can be laid in urban areas, suburbs, public parks or in shopping centre. Dogs love it, they do it naturally! You can mantrail for fun or as a SAR team. Most important part of mantrailing is reading the dog and together with your dog you are on a hunt to find a “missing” person! You learn to understand your dog’s body language; this comes in handy daily, when walking your dog.
The workshop will cover topics such as:
- How to start a trail and how to lay a trail;
- Reading your dog while trailing;
- Negative indications;
- Working intersections;
- Scent ID;
- no scent present indications,
- displaced starts,
- highly contaminated starts,
- contaminated scent articles,
- drop offs and pick-ups,
- moving mispers and group identifications.
Feedback is also supported by video. At the end of the week you will receive a certificate.
Arrival: Sunday between 3 pm and 7pm / departure Saturday before 10:30 am. During the mealtimes the dogs are not allowed in the dining area, unless in a crate. For the course there is a maximum of 6 handlers and dogs.