As featured on Ireland AM
On Saturday August 5th on Virgin Media 1 when we talked all things Mantrailing and Search and Rescue Dogs. We were so happy to be able to share some insight into the exceptional training and skills of these remarkable hounds🐕🦺.
We are passionate about spreading awareness and appreciation for these furry heroes who make the world a safer place and are so excited for the opportunity to do this on Ireland AM.
You won't want to miss this informative segment as we share our experiences, showcase how Mantrailing Dogs are trained, and shed light on the critical role of Mantrailing Dogs in search and rescue operations. 📺✨
Watch us on playback now!
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 Kevin Pirtle
Coming in September
Kevin Pirtle is an INBTI (International Bloodhound Training Institute) Mantrailing Instructor. He is also a Mantrailing instructor at AMPWDA (American Mantrailing, Police & Work Dog Association). Kevin is an active operational Mantrailing Dog Handler with his local Search and Rescue team as well as a professional firefighter and paramedic.
Kevin has trained under the instruction of Kevin Kocher, Opal Kocher, Cynthia Kocher and Terrie Clark.
We hare hosting two seminars with Kevin.
- The first is on Sept 8th and 9th is geared towards those training a Mantrailing Dog for sport. All levels are welcome
- The second on Sept 10th amd 11th is geared towards Search and Rescue Personnel with an operational Mantrailing dog or a dog in training.
Dog Handler places for the INBTI Seminar in Ireland sold out early this year. Limited spaces still available for spectators. To secure your spot and be part of this immersive event buy now!
INBTI Seminar with Monica Diaz
Coming in May 2024
Monica Diaz is a dog Trainer & behaviourist consultant and founder of DREAMCAN and DREAMCAN MANTRAILING, a mantrailing school.
Monica has many accolades to her name including;
- Mantrailing Instructor at the INBTI (InterNational Bloodhound Training Institute) since 2021.
- Mantrailing instructor for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, SAR, dog trainers and private people.
- Spanish translator of the mantrailing book: How to Train a Police Bloodhound , by Kevin J. Kocher.
- Author of the mantrailing blog: Diario de Mantrailing (In Spanish) .
- You Tube Channel: Mònica Díaz Trias - DREAMCAN.
We hare hosting two seminars with Monica.
- The first is on May 11th and 12th 2024 is geared towards those training a Mantrailing Dog for sport. All levels are welcome
- The second on May 13th and 14th is geared towards Search and Rescue Personnel with an operational Mantrailing dog or a dog in training.
Both dog handler and spectator places will go live soon. Join our waitlist and be the first to know when they become available!!
Search and Rescue Dogs - Training and Applications Workshop
Search and Rescue Dogs - Training and Applications Workshop is a one day workshop , created with the aim of expanding your knowledge on the skills, knowledge and practicalities of working with search and rescue dogs.
This Hounds and Helis workshop will offer you practical in depth knowledge that will to optimise your skills during rescue operations, developed from a combined 30 years of experience and expertise in the business of search and rescue.
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
Author's nameSudesh Hendrick-Brady
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.
Julie Copsen O'Sullivan
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
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.
Sarah Ann Cummins
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
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.
Roisin Louise Adams
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.