Hounds and Heli's

Search and Rescue Dog Sports

Mantrailing I Air Scent I Cadaver

Waterproof Dog Gear

This ain't Texas! Actually it is!!

As you know Éadaoin's passion for teaching search and rescue for sport and professional dogs has taken her on an incredible journey. Last year, she had the privilege of being invited to the INBTI (International Bloodhound Training Institute) Mantrailing Seminar in Texas. The experience left her hooked on both the method and the high standards set by INBTI instructors.

This year Éadaoin headed back to Texas this March. This time, however, the pressure was on! While last year Éadaoin was an observer, this time she was booked as a dog handlerWhat adds an extra layer of excitement (and nerves) is that she only met her Mantrailing dog on the first day of the seminar!

You can check out what she got up to on this amazing adventure here. 

Thank you for being part of this incredible journey.

INBTI (International Bloodhound Training Institute) Mantrailing Seminars

Hounds & Helis are proud to host Ireland's first INBTI Seminars. Our aim is to equip handlers, professionals, and enthusiasts with advanced skills and knowledge in Mantrailing training for search and rescue operations.

INBTI Seminar with Monica Diaz

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INBTI Seminar with Kevin Pirtle

Reactive Dog Mantrailing Course

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About me

Hounds and Helis was born from a deep passion & respect for dogs. Founder Éadaoin has worked extensively with dogs as a Puppy Foster Care Supervisor for the AADI and Operational Search and Rescue Dog Handler.

Éadaoin has seen how the skills of SAR Dogs can be a fun and exciting hobby for pet dogs and their owners.

Our Story

The intro session was such fun. Eadaoin was the perfect mix of friendly and informative and really made the morning enjoyable. If you have a dog and you’re looking for a new hobby you can do together, this is the one! Give it a go! I’ll definitely be back again

Yvonne Delaney

The introduction to mantrailing course was brilliant. A really lovely morning. Eadaoin was great and really made you feel welcome from the very beginning. She really took her time to support each dog and owner individually and gave really good feedback and adapted the trails based on the dogs ability. Kobie thoroughly enjoyed it so I will definitely look to continue this. Highly recommend to everyone.

Sudesh Hendrick-Brady

Éadaoin is a fantastic trainer and she has a great way with dogs. The classes are both fun and informative. Can’t wait for more

Julie Copsen O'Sullivan

If you are looking for dog training the right way ie. Fun and positive reinforcement, look no further! Éadaoin has a wealth of knowledge and we very much look forward to our class every week. Great value for money. Also has a fabulous range of Collars, leads etc. for sale. 5 stars from me.

Colette Carroll

I ordered the most beautiful collar and lead from Éadaoin for my little Cavalier King Charles puppy. It is truly one of a kind piece and feels like a piece of jewelry for my dog. Double benefit of being completely functional while at same time adds to her beauty

Sarah Ann Cummins

This was a great workshop. Eadaoin is so knowledgeable and approachable. Always encouraging and helping you and your dog to succeed. I will definitely be doing more mantrailing as it helped my dog grow in confidence and put his brain to work.

Nicola Hayes

Booked in to Hounds and Helis Introduction to Mantrailing in Galway as it had been highly recommended by a trainer for my high-energy, reactive collie X. He loved it, I loved it, and it was such a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning. It was fascinating learning about how search and rescue works, and it was really wonderful to see my dog, who can be very anxious in new places and around new people, get more confident with each trail he did. Would 100% recommend to anyone with a dog, but especially a reactive dog. Éadaoin was brilliant and the others doing the introduction were lovely.

Roisin Louise Adams

Meet The Team

Éadaoin O'Gorman - Founder and Instructor

Éadaoin is the founder and CEO of Hounds and Helis. Éadaoin has worked extensively with dogs as a Puppy Foster Care Supervisor for the AADI and an Operational Search and Rescue Dog Handler. She is a fully qualified Mantrailing Instructor. Éadaoin runs regular workshops in Mantrailing Airscent and Cadaver Training across multiple locations in Cork, Killarney and Dungarvan. She is passionate about all things canine and SAR training and wants to share this amazing skill with pet dogs and their owners. In her spare time Éadaoin makes biothane accessories and strives to make Hounds and Heli's continues to grow as a one stop shop for all your canine needs.

Maeve McCluskey - Cork Mantrailing

Maeve studied Animal Sciences at St. John’s College and began working with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, primarily as a Dog Care Assistant and she now manages the Breeding Programme. Maeve's journey into Mantrailing began in March 2022, after she rehomed a reactive GSD pup named River. She started Mantrailing with River as it was one of very few activities suited to reactive dogs. That’s when she decided to became a Mantrailing Global Instructor to help dog owners like herself build confidence for themselves and their dogs, and to provide a fun inclusive outlet for the dogs.Maeve is one of our Cork Mantrailing Instructors and runs Introduction and Progress Sessions.

Irene McCarthy - Killarney Mantrailing

Irene has been a dog trainer since 2017 after completing the Pet Dog trainers Course with Nanci Creedon at Creedon’s College in Cork. She set up Kerry Dog Training in Killarney soon after and has been running puppy and adult dog training classes as well as 1 to 1 training. Irene began Mantrailing with Hounds and Helis in 2022 with her beautiful Malinois Zeus and soon became addicted. She was so passionate about the benefits of Mantrailing for pet dogs that she set her heart on becoming an instructor. Once Irene completes her Mantrailing Global Instructors Course this September she will be running our Mantrailing Introductions and Progress Sessions in Killarney soon after.