The torrential rain didn't dampen our pettrailers enthusiasm during our latest line handling & junction workshop. Murphy, Harrington, Celyn, Holly, Albert and Rico all did amazing!Trails, video analysis, pub lunch, theory and hot chocolates all round make a great day with lots learnt by everybody
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**REGISTRATION NOW OPEN**1st Mantrail- Pettrail Trainer Course in the UK!!Taught by certified Pettrailer Trainers from Austria in association with PetTrailer UK. The course is divided up into monthly workshops comprising theoretical learning and practical exercises. A course structured so it can be completed alongside other employment. Workshops will be held across the UK.Starts 17th October 2019: PLACES LIMITEDTo find out more visit: https://www.pettrailer.co.uk/pettrailer-trainer/or email Becky: email@example.com
The call went out and the search was on! Calling all Pettrailers – we need your help to track down escaped outlaws: ‘The Fringe’ and ‘The Duck-bill Twins’. We need two posses to gather and search what we believe to be the last area where these notorious robbers were seen. Do you and your dog have what it takes to join our posse and get justice for their victims? Reward for Capture!! A wild and windy day in March, two pettrailing posses met at a remote location to hunt down wanted outlaws ? 'The Fringe' and ?? 'The Duck-Bill Twins'. Battling through the elements our [...]
Our list of training venues is ever expanding! Very exciting for our first few months :) We are currently offering training in: Burnley - Penarth - Bolton - Great Harwood - Cowbridge - Shrewsbury - Rochdale - Cardiff - Southport - Barry - Bury - Bridgend - Warrington - Bristol - Anglesey - Nuneaton - Swansea - Preston - Banbury - Merthyr Tydfil - Chester - Newport - Bath - Chepstow - Neath - Cheltenham - Milton Keynes - Bicester - Yate - Macclesfield - Gloucester - Chippenham - Whitchurch No venues near you? Get in touch!
The most important thing to find an escaped animal with specially trained search dogs is the individual scent of the missing animal. If one has to 'generate' this only when the animal is already gone, experience has shown that it is very difficult. Because no matter where you try to find hair, saliva, or maybe dead skin, you have never an isolated sample of these, they are always already 'mixed' with other odours. These other odours can be the pet owners, or other animals living in the same house. In order to work as efficiently as possible, a so-called scent article [...]
Home furnishings + Storage units + Hot dogs + Pettrailers = Ikea Trail! A fantastic evening spent trailing at Ikea in Graz, Austria. Hiding places ranging from shower cubicles, between flat pack furniture boxes, on sofas and inside an Ikea shopping bag! The evening finished off the only way it could be....with a hot-dog challenge for our furry companions :)
Leash handling and crossing work is a difficult undertaking for beginners, from learning how to handle the leash to learning how to correctly read your trainee search dog. This was successfully communicated to the participants on our latest line handling course. The day comprised of a morning of entertaining theory followed by a practical session - which was lots of fun for everybody involved. Video recordings of the practical session made it possible to see where there was still room for improvement. In the end everybody understood - that only practice makes perfect :-)
The LAMA Trail...the anticipation of today's trail was huge for all teams and a first for PetTrailer UK trainer Becky. When we stood in the stable in the morning together with 6 lamas weighing 150-180kg, some participants wondered if this would be too much for our dogs. Carina's detailed and competent explanation of her sociable animals restored faith and confidence. Subsequently, a lama was hidden in a steep section of woodland - hair was used as a scent article. In part, our pettrailers already had some respect for the big animal that was hidden in the woods :) All were visibly [...]
The most important thing to find an escaped animal with specially trained search dogs is the individual scent of the missing animal. If one has to 'generate' this only when the animal is already gone, experience has shown that it is very difficult. Because no matter where you try to find hair, saliva, or maybe dead skin, you have never an isolated sample of these, they are always already 'mixed' with other odours. These other odours can be the pet owners, or other animals living in the same house. In order to work as efficiently as possible, a so-called scent article is [...]