Reactive Dogs Trailblaze Course

Reactive Dogs Trailblaze Course

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Who is this Course for:
Reactive dogs and their owners who want to learn the foundations of Mantrailing. The online and private venue combination will keep you and your dogs as stress free and ready to learn without having to worry about being out in public with your dog around potential triggers.

Who is the course suitable for?

People brand new to Mantrailing or those who have started but want to get a more comprehensive introduction.


Location: 📍Practical sessions will be run at the Richmond Revival in Fermoy

4 Week course starting:

In person training
  • Saturday, 6th April 2024,  from 10am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday, 13th April 2024,  from 10am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday, 20th April 2024,  from 10am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday, 27th April 2024, from 10am to 12.30pm

Online Training on the Thursday before each Saturday
  • Thursday 4th April 2024,  from 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • Thursday 11th April 2024,  from 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • Thursday 18th April 2024,  from 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • Thursday 25th April 2024,  from 7.30 to 8.30pm

    (each participant will receive a video recording of the Thursday evening theory session , in the event they are unavailable at that time).

    If this course sells out, don't worry, you can join our waitlist. We will notify you of any cancellations or new groups. Join here.

    Course Highlights:

    Scent Foundations Dive into the fundamentals with a comprehensive introduction to Mantrailing. Understand the origins of the practice, explore the mysteries of scent, and uncover common mistakes beginners make when starting their journey into Mantrailing. Engage in hands-on experience with two trails per dog each week (both theory and practical sessions), setting the stage for a remarkable learning adventure.

    Rituals and Routines Discover the significance of a proper starting ritual and its impact on the success of your trails. Delve into the psychology behind rituals and learn how to create an optimal environment for both dogs and handlers. Experience a line handling sessions that equip you with practical skills to manage trails effectively. Dive back into the exhilarating experience with two trails per dog each day.

    Canine Olfactory Magic Unveil the wonders of the canine olfactory system—the powerhouse behind successful Mantrailing. Explore different types of starts and their rationale. Gain insights into how hounds perceive scent and learn how to enhance their natural abilities. Our immersive trails and sniff exercises are designed to solidify your understanding of scent dynamics.

    Trail Components and Beyond Navigate the intricate components of a trail, including indications, door IDs, car pickups, and more. Master the art of handling decoys, handling split trails, and orchestrating split starts. Understand the holistic picture of a successful Mantrailing expedition. Immerse yourself in practical experience with a blind trail at the end of the course, showcasing your newly honed skills.

    By the end of this four-week journey, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to navigate trails with finesse, precision, and a deep understanding of the canine olfactory system.