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Owning a reactive dog can be tough, and finding a constructive outlet that doesn’t increase their arousal levels can be hard. Often dog sports build up frustration and increase the likelihood of the dog having an outburst which can include barking, lunging, mouthing, spinning or even biting through sheer frustration. Reactive behaviour is usually fuelledContinue reading “Mantrailing Reactive Dogs”
When it comes to mantrailing using the Kocher Method, as used by Mantrailing UK Instructors, the harness is not just a cue to start getting ready to trail. It is also an important part of communication with your dog, and how they can work a trail effectively. Obviously harnesses need to fit correctly, making sureContinue reading “Harnessing the Hounds – Which Harness is the best for your mantrailing hound?”
So you’re wanting to do something fun with your dog. Start with something that tires them out, and uses their natural ability. Something that is enjoyable for any dog… We’ll you better start mantrailing, but how? I hear you cry! This is how! Joining in with a Mantrailing UK Instructor is as easy as firstContinue reading “How to get started with mantrailing”
Often with dog training we get frustrated, and upset when the dog doesn’t get the idea. We can get hooked on our issues about wanting to be the best or have this ideal dog instead of actually enjoying our time together. Training shouldn’t be about winning or losing. It should be about building a bondContinue reading “Bond Building and Dog Training”
I started Mantrailing after attending an introduction about two years ago. I initially went along to learn more about trailing in order to bring the knowledge back to my security dog training, as I was having trouble with a few dogs. I didn’t intend to get hooked, I didn’t intend for it to become aContinue reading “My Mantrailing Journey”
What is Mantrailing? (No, it’s not a dating website) It’s essentially Search and Rescue skills that we do with our pet dogs. For fun! We are not really teaching the dog anything new, but instead honing their natural super sniffer skills into a fun game. We teach our dogs to find a specific person theContinue reading “What is Mantrailing?”
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