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Mantrailing & Urban Tracking

Training Dogs to find people for fun!

Mantrailing & Urban Tracking have been around for hundreds of years! 

Dog's learn to use their nose to seek out environmental changes and an individuals scent also know as 'skin rafts'.

As we go about our daily routines, skin cells (along with other microscopic debris) are constantly being shed from our bodies. This debris contains minute portions of skin cells, hygiene products, bacteria, fungus, parasites, sweat, hormones, and enzymes. They are unique to each individual human. Even two identical twins have different skin rafts/scents.

The dog starts by sniffing an article that the person has touched.

They then follow the trail of scent to locate the specific person!


  This is a fun activity that all dogs can participate in! 

All dogs must start with the Intro to Mantrailing Course and then you can continue to learn with our weekly Mantrailing Progression Sessions, Specific Skill Sessions and our Urban Tracking Sessions. These classes run rain or shine.

PLEASE NOTE!! THIS IS A SPIN OFF OF OUR MANTRAILING/FUN TRACKING CLASSES THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING SINCE 2008!! We decided to move forward with a leveled/graded approach because we wanted to be able to provide out clients with something fun to do with their dogs on a regular basis.

(This is NOT affiliated with Mantrailing Global-UK)


 

⚠️ DISCLOSURE: We are NOT training operational dogs! ⚠️

 

Do not interfere with active searches with the RCMP or SAR. Doing so may contaminate the search area for operational dogs. Any person interfering in active search will be kicked out of our training group.

OUR COURSES

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Introduction to Mantrailing Course

Our Introduction to Mantrailing Course is structured to teach beginner teams the foundations, skills and to build drive in the dog to set you both up for success. It is also the prerequisite for our Weekly Mantrailing Progression Sessions, Specific Skill Sessions & our Urban Tracking Sessions.

 

Maximum 6 participants.

This 3+ hour course will teach you about:
 

  • Basic Scent theory and how scent moves

  • The importance of proper equipment. (leashes & harnesses)

  • Learning to read your dog's body language

  • Learning to be a good trail runner (aka. lost person)

  • The importance of  proper line handling (and leash games)

  • Why we use a scent article, how to get your dog to sniff the scent article

  • Learn to determine your dog's high value reward(s) based on its personality type

  • How to work around any sensitivities

  • How to keep building on your foundation track

This course will include:

  • Theory before the intro course

  • Theory during the intro course

  • 3 reward containers 

  • Leash games

  • Scent article start

  • Min. 3 trails with your dog- each trail has multiple runs

  • Trainer following and teaching you one on one, on each session

  • and More...

Prerequisites:

  • We are only accepting clients who have been through our initial group classes (beginner to intermediate)

  • Aggression issues & fear issue are fine but must be disclosed when booking

  • You must have a long leash & Y-front harness

  • We do NOT work females dog's  in heat

Price:

One dog family: $180+tax

Two dog family: $310+tax

Ty learning to do Mantrailing~ Oct. 27 2013
Murphy learning Mantrailing~ March. 17 2023
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Gunner learning
Mantrailing
~ June. 6 2022

Mantrailing Weekly
Progression Sessions

Our Mantrailing Weekly Progression Sessions will keep progressing you and your dog in different skill sets. We will have a progression workbook (which you will be able to purchase) that will help you keep track of your progression with your dog. Sessions are approx 2.5-3.5 hours.

 

Maximum 6 participants.

The program will be broken up into 4 levels.

Each level will have several skill sets. You will need to complete all the skill sets in the level and have an instructor sign off on them to be able to test and move forward
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You will get access to:

  • Online member theory

  • PDF file to keep track of your logs-"Logbooks"
    (That you will need to print out)

  • Description of each level testing criteria

Prerequisites:

  • You must complete our Intro to Mantrailing Course

  • Aggression issues & fear issue are fine but must be disclosed when booking

  • You must have a long leash & Y-front harness

  • We do NOT work females dog's  in heat

Price:

One dog family: $35+tax

Two-dog family: $60+tax

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Urban Tracking Sessions

Our Urban Tracking Sessions will start fine tuning your dog's nose, problem solving skills, your scent knowledge and use of articles to motivate or to slow your dog down! An Urban Environment is much more difficult to do tracking on, especially when the weather is hot and dry! This progression allows us to move into some really fun areas to work with our dogs!  Sessions are approx 2.5-3.5 hours.

 

Maximum 6 participants.

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of the Mantrailing Intro Course

  • Completion of minimum 6 progression sessions (Some exceptions may be made)

  • Aggression issues & fear issue are fine but must be disclosed when booking

  • You must have a long leash & Y-front harness

  • We do NOT work females in heat

Price:

One dog family: $35+tax

Two dog family: $60+tax

COMING SOON!

Specific Skill Sessions

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TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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