Work with Askan-K9 Training to cover the basics of search and rescue whilst building trust between you and your dog.

Join the team in Alfreton to start your journey.

What is mantrailing?

Mantrailing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Recently, its popularity has increased dramatically, and for good reason; it’s an incredible sport that teaches you and your pet to hunt down a missing person.

With your dog’s highly sensitive nose and your future impeccable handling skills, you really will make the perfect team, and just imagine how useful such skills could be! Training your dog to follow a specific person’s scent and locate them at the end of the trail, to earn their reward, is not only great fun for your dog but will be incredibly rewarding for you too. Our instructors are qualified, ensuring we follow the very best training methods and processes. Simply get in touch with the team to learn more!

A Structured Mantrailing Course

At the beginning of the 6-block course, you will be presented with a formal training and assessment logbook where you will be able to record your achievements and progression training.

The course is accessible to all who have attended the Mantrailing workshop intro and are interested in learning more about this line of work.

Each session can be 1 to 3 hours long, covering theory as well as plenty of practical implementations and fun activities to embed the skills and encourage your pet’s progression through this course.

Topics covered in the course

  • How to motivate your dog to want to work for you
  • Line handling
  • Teaching your dog to follow a human scent trail in different environments; indoors, outdoors, rural, and urban, with different weather conditions
  • Gaining an understanding of your dog’s body language and how to respond to it​.
  • Introduction course 3 hours £55.
  • Progression training 3 hours £25 per session or block of 6 sessions £120 which can be taken at your pleasure.

The benefits

  • Build a great relationship with your dog
  • Increase your dog’s confidence
  • Harness the power of your dog’s incredible nose
  • A sport that promotes physical exercise without high impact on your dog’s joints
  • Stimulation for your dog’s brain with an intense mental workout
  • Most importantly, dogs really do have fun with this game

what The session features

  • Up to 3 hr workshop in Alfreton and surrounding area’s
  • Up to 4 handlers and dog teams per session
  • All dogs are worked individually (one at a time)
  • All dogs are worked on a 5m to 10m line and harness
  • Certificate of attendance on completion of the Introduction course.
  • Moving onto Progression training