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MANTRAILING: THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG! Do you want to have fun and enrich your dog's life with a rewarding and challenging activity?   Do you want to learn how to train... [ Read more ]


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Do you want to have fun and enrich your dog's life with a rewarding and challenging activity?
Do you want to learn how to train your dog to find people by following their unique scent trail? 
If so, join us for a two-day course on canine Mantrailing presented by Dr Robert Hewings and Karen Caton-Hewings, two of the most experienced and qualified experts in the field.
Dr Rob and Karen are the heads of the training team at the College of Scent Dogs, where they teach ethical and evidence-based methods for Scentwork. Dr Robert Hewings is a retired police dog handler and instructor who has a doctorate in canine scent detection training. He is the author of the best-selling books "Scent Training for Every Dog" and "Tracking for Every Dog". Karen Caton-Hewings is a former explosive search dog handler who worked in the counter-terrorism department of the Metropolitan Police.
In this course, you will learn:
  • The basics of the canine olfactory system and how dogs perceive scent
  • How to select the right equipment and environment for Mantrailing
  • How to teach your dog the starting ritual, scent discrimination, and trail following skills
  • How to set up and run successful scent searches with different levels of difficulty and complexity
  • How to handle your dog safely and effectively on a long line
  • How to read your dog's body language and signals during the search
  • How to troubleshoot common problems and challenges in Mantrailing
  • How to use Mantrailing as a practical tool for training and behavior solutions
Whether you want to do Mantrailing as a hobby or a sport or are a professional dog trainer looking to add more training services for your clients, this course will give you the foundations and confidence to start your scent adventure. You will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded dog owners and trainers in a supportive and friendly environment.
Don't miss this chance to learn from the best in the business and unleash your dog's amazing scenting abilities. Book your spot today!
Note: working spots are strictly limited and all dogs attending are required to be comfortable resting in a crate plus working in the presence of humans and dogs. IMDT Australia will email you to collect more information about your dog prior to the workshop. 
Date: Monday 3rd – Tuesday 4th June 2024
Time:  9am to 3.30pm
Cost: Working spot (with dog) $600 OR Spectator (without dog): $400
Venue: Kalamunda Agricultural Hall, 48 Canning Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076

Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another person (please advise IMDT Australia if this is to be the case, providing the new attendee’s name and contact details)
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided, attendees are asked to provide their own lunch and additional refreshments.
Only approved dogs are permitted to attend.  Those attending with a dog agree that your dog is your responsibility, and you are responsible for their behaviour. All dogs attending our courses are required to be human social, dog social and comfortable working in a group class environment.
Working with dogs involves potential risks, on booking this course, all attendees accept that they interact with the dogs in attendance at their own risk.
Filming and Photography is not permitted without the express permission of IMDT Australia and College of Scent Dogs.
IMDT Australia reserves the right to change the content, timing, date, venue or presenter of the course in order to provide a high quality service or where it is necessary for reasons beyond our control. IMDT  Australia reserves the right to cancel a course up to and including the date of the course and will strive to give as much notice of this as possible. IMDT Australia will not be liable for any losses or expenses arising from amendments to the course or cancellations. Course materials are supplied only for your personal use.
IMDT Australia and College of Scent Dogs remain the owners of all intellectual property in course materials. No part of the materials may be copied, recorded or reproduced without our permission

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