About Trailing k9s

Trailing K9s has existed since 2019 when I (Kathryn) passed the Mantrailing Global Instructors Course (formerly Mantrailing UK). I then went on to become a Head Instructor for Mantrailing Global in 2020 until 2023. Originally I ran mantrailing events alongside her Canine Behaviour business. The mantrailing quickly took off, however, and in 2020 – along with a move to North Wales – it became her sole full time business and passion.

I am dedicated to understanding the body language of dogs when mantrailing. It is this passion that has led me to become obsessed with decoding the on and off trailing behaviour of dogs.

I film the majority of the trails which I coach, and use the videos to help the handlers understand the dogs behaviour throughout the trail, understanding the decision points.

I passed the Scent Imprint for Dogs Tracking and Trailing Instructor Course in 2024, and I am also working on the K9 IlMa Global Training Handler course.

I also hosts an online platform where she shares monthly videos to help others decode the theory behind mantrailing as a sport.

You can join in on my free group here

Trailing K9s runs progression sessions weekly in and around Oswestry and Wrexham. In addition, I travel across the UK and internationally to teach instructor courses, including development and advanced workshops.

I am to provide insight into the reasons a dog may be displaying certain behaviours while mantrailing or acting in a certain way.

My deep knowledge of breed-specific behaviours is especially useful when it comes to helping others grow their understanding of and love for mantrailing.

My ten years’ experience working as a Canine Behaviourist, as well as being an NTIPDU Instructor for General Purpose and Specialist Detection Dogs, gives me the experience to pick up on subtle body language cues from both dog and owner. I solve mantrailing problems in person and via online video.

I currently mantrail with her Springer Spaniels and Belgian Malinois crosses.