Advanced Mantrailing Course 10th - 12th March 2023 10am - 6pm (Dog handler) * BALANCE DUE - Special

Advanced Mantrailing Course 10th - 12th March 2023 10am - 6pm (Dog handler) * BALANCE DUE - Special

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3 Day Advanced Mantrailing course with John Miskelly. 


The Richmond Revival in Fermoy P61 T292


March 10th to 12th. Start time each day 10am, finish each day approx. 6pm


Places are by application only. Participants must be over the age of 18

John is a Trailing Instructor with NTIPDU (National Training Inspectorate for Professional Dog Users). NTIPDU, a UK based organisation, develops dog handler courses and aims to regulate and maintain the training of Specialist Dogs, including search and rescue dogs. This three-day course is certified by NTIPDU.

John Miskelly is also Team Lead and Operational Dog Handler with Rescue Response International (RRI) Scotland, based in Fife Scotland.

John was trained by Craig Howarth ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) / NPCC (National Police Chiefs Council) Police Dog Instructor.


The goal of this course is to deepen the knowledge of the participants on Mantrailing, using the NTIPDU course and help them progress in their training.

At the end of the seminar, participants will have the necessary tools and knowledge to be able to progress in their training.

This is the perfect course for you if you have:

  • participated in training a Mantrailing dog for Search and Rescue.
  • have an operational dog team wanting to refresh and develop their skills.
  • are training for the sport of Mantrailing and want to further develop and advance their skills.

Course Structure

It consists of two parts: theory and practice. Theory will be delivered in the classroom and out on the trails. Students are advised to bring notepad and pen. Dogs that are not running trails will be kept in the car, so it is important to ensure that they are comfortable, with access to water at all times. Each handler is responsible for the welfare of their own dog.

For a good development of the course, dog teams (1 handler plus dog)  are limited to 8 (maximum) and 6 (maximum) spectators.

The number of trails that can be done per day depends on the teams, the environment and the length & age of trails themselves. 

All students (including spectators) are expected to collaborate in all aspects of the course and will be required to partake in roles such as flanker and missing person.

Equipment Required

  • Mantrailing Dog Harness
  • Long line (minimum 7 meters)
  • High value food and toy rewards
  • Scent Article (Spectators and Dog Handlers): This can be a glove, hat, buff, scarf etc.

Who can apply

Open to anyone who is currently training a Mantrailing dog operationally or for sport. Each trail can be adapted for each team. Those who are new to Mantrailing can learn for those more experienced. Experienced Mantrailing handlers can learn from the instruction given to those less experienced.

At the end of the course, all dog handler participants will be awarded NTIPDU accredited certificate in Advanced Mantrailing.

Course cost includes

- Catering (for all attendees).

- Course certificate (dog handlers participants only).


*catering includes teas, coffees and sandwiches.

**We cannot cater for those with specific dietary requirements/allergies. A fridge will be available if you wish to bring another option.