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Man-Trailing for Beginners presented by Gosia Woźniak

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
  • 3:30 PM
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Presented by Gosia Woźniak

CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

This presentation will take participants into the world of Mantrailing, the “art” of following a person's scent and later identifying that person or the end of the trail.  Mantrailing, which is used in search and rescue operations and in criminal investigations, can be trained either by amateurs or professionals.

The presentation will take a look at the most important aspects of Mantrailing training; the advantages and disadvantages; the training basics; the terminology; communication on the trail and what you need to start.  We will also talk about changes in behaviour especially when it comes to fearful dogs.

Learning Objectives

  • Tracking vs Mantrailing
  • The best breed for Mantrailing
  • Pros and cons
  • Demotivation
  • What effects trailing?
  • Main terminology
  • Scent segregation
  • Trailing equipment
  • Basics
  • Main elements in planning training
  • Communication at work
  • Teamwork

About the Presenter

Małgorzata Woźniak, Gosia for short, is the founder of BavariaTeam.com.  She is also a founder of the Man-trailing and Scent Detection Academy, Poland, that encompasses all the professional schools working in this field in Poland. Małgorzata evaluates teams to work with MAP certifications; prepares trainers and instructors to work with dogs in Poland and abroad and also presents scent detection seminars.

Małgorzata is the handler of 3 working dogs:

  • Nela, seven years old.  BMH - GAK9 and MAP certified.  Professional scent detection. Recently retired.
  • Flora, eight years old. MAP certified. Retired, but takes part in real cases when needed.
  • Breeze Innis Airgialla, one and a half years old, GAK9 certified.  Just beginning his journey into the "real world"

Gosia prepares teams to work with SAR and real cases.  She has prepared 10 dogs that passed GAK9 exams in the last 2 years. She likes dog-dog, human-dog and dog-human communication. She makes use of the dogs' natural hunting drive, employing non-aversive methods, whilst paying attention to the human-dog bond and emotions that influence the whole team.

She loves working with fearful dogs and watching their metamorphosis

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