Pettrail / Mantrailing Trainer Course

We are very excited to offer you the opportunity to participate in the ONLY Pettrail / Mantrailing Trainer Course in the UK! A course previously only available in Europe. Working in partnership with the No.1 Animal Search Charity in Austria – PETTRAILER.

Our next course starts 23rd July 2021: please contact us ASAP as places are limited. REGISTRATION CLOSES 23rd June 2021.

Our trainers are the heart of our organisation providing only the highest quality of teaching and as such only the most suitable candidates will be chosen.

What can I expect from this course?

  • 15 FULL DAYS FACE TO FACE TUITION plus 40+ HOURS ONLINE TRAINING taught by certified Pettrail Trainers from Austria.
  • COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOPS covering both theoretical and practical elements of trailing.
  • FREE lifetime training sessions for you and dog in our exclusive Train the Trainer (TTT) sessions.
  • A course structured to complement existing employment.
  • EARN AS YOU LEARN: Generate a 2nd income. Start training with your own customers after Workshop 3.
  • NO ADDITIONAL COURSES OR FEES required to teach to an advanced level. Once the course is completed you will have the skills to teach teams to the highest level to become Professional Pettrailers
  • Support network of experienced trainers from the UK and Austria, available both during and after the course.
  • Practical experience of organising events as each trainee takes it in turns to host a workshop near them. Ensuring fairer travel for everyone during the course.
  • Access to our website, booking and advertising facilities if you choose to work in collaboration with PetTrailer UK once you have completed your course. Meaning no costly website or ticketing systems to design and set-up, allowing you to hit the ground running with your new clients!

The structure of the course:

Our trainer course, from the first workshop to the completion of your training, is about one year. Trailing is a difficult skill to master and to be able to teach it to the highest standards requires dedication, time and commitment.

The training is divided into nine workshops (WS) with different learning contents. These basic workshops* are expected to take place according to the timeline above**. Practical training days will be Friday to Sunday with the exception of WS1 (Friday to Monday). During the practical workshops you will be working with your own dog.

In addition to these pure training workshops, our trainer course includes other important components. In regular, exclusive Train the Trainer sessions, your experience is built with your own dog and in turn your own personal experience in both mantrailing and pettrailing. Through additional observation (shadowing) alongside certified trainers at training sessions, events and assessments, the prospective trainer is taught organisational skills and learns a lot about the way we teach our style of trailing.

If you are interested in our training, we will be happy to provide you with comprehensive information about our concept, the training path and the opportunities to work as a trainer in this area.

* All training workshops usually start at 10:00am

** The proposed timetable will be subject to any Government Restrictions at the time and any necessary changes will be communicated as soon as reasonably practicable to all participants. 

The opportunities to shadow current trainers and take part in trainer training sessions can be arranged individually and can take place prior to the official start of the course. These are included in your course fees.

If you are interested in joining our next trainer course (starting 23rd July 2021), please contact us in good time. Simply visit us at one of our training sessions/events or contact us by social media, phone or email.

In our network (Germany-Austria-Switzerland, UK, Slovenia) we offer in-depth and professional training to become a Pettrail / Mantrailing trainer. Our newly developed training concepts are based on the latest scientific knowledge. The training includes a well thought out and well structured mix of meaningful blocks of both theoretical and practical learning content. 

WS1 will take place in Manchester with the other practical WS locations being agreed in consultation with all course participants. Online workshops will take place on a weekday evening once a week via Zoom Meeting.

Book your place now:

Questions and answers:

What does it cost to become a trainer?

You pay a one-time registration fee of £600.00 due by 23rd June 2021, followed by 10 x monthly tuition fees of £240 due over the duration of the course (23rd July 2021 to 6th March 2022). Total course cost is £3000. The multi-day final exam with certification is included. Flexible payment options are available, please contact us for more information. 

What additional costs are incurred during the trainer course?

None!  There are no other hidden costs or paid additional workshops to become a trainer. Cost transparency is very important to us! ATTENTION: Your own travel expenses, accommodation, food and other associated costs outside of the course fees (parking etc.) must be paid in addition.

How often will you be working with your own dog?

In addition to the practical workshops as part of the trainer course, we offer participation in our exclusive trainer training sessions. There are no additional costs for these sessions, they are also included in the course fees.

Is it possible to book the training workshops individually?

No. The workshops are coordinated both in terms of content and teaching and, in our opinion, only make sense taught as a complete course.

When can I start with my own customers?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. The practical work with your own customers is an important element of the training. The trainee trainers are taught to the highest standard to prepare them to start their own groups well before the completion of the course. It is up to the individual to decide when they are ready to teach after the completion of Workshop 3.

Do I have any contractual obligations after the training?

Definitely not! With us, the course is separate from financial obligations, or re-certifications, as that are common in franchise systems. Later participation in our network, e.g. as a certified trainer, is optional.

If you are interested in working in collaboration with PetTrailer UK, once you qualify, this can be discussed on an individual basis. 

Are there different trainer training levels?

Not with us! We consciously decided not to have different levels of trainers, which can only be progressed with additional paid courses. With the completion of our trainer course, a trainer taught by us has been given the sufficient skills and qualifications to teach mantrailing and pettrailing, in the area of ​​leisure & employment with teams of all levels.

What happens if I miss individual workshops due to e.g. illness?

For any training hours that are missed depending on content we will endeavor to compensate in the following workshops or by directed individual study. In principal, the training and final assessment can extend beyond the planned year. Missed workshops can simply be made up for in one of the following trainer courses.

Will the tuition fees continue if I extend the duration if the course?

No. The tuition fees run exactly for 10 months, after which the monthly payment obligation ends. Missed training workshops can be made up for at a later date free of charge.

For further information contact Becky: