We have complied a list of of the most frequently asked questions we get about our Mantrailing course.
Do I need to have done Mantrailing to become an instructor? Yes, you need to have done six months of trailing. If you haven’t done enough months it is still worth filling out an application form and we can get you to be part of our buddy system where you can shadow and trail with another Mantrailing UK Certified instructor. This only applies if you live in the UK. If you live in other countries, for example Canada or the USA, we don’t require it as there are little to no opportunities to do Mantrailing as a dog sport.
Can I become an instructor even though I am not a dog trainer? Yes, we take all applications on a case by case basis and you don’t need to be a dog trainer to teach Mantrailing, but it does help. If you are not a dog trainer then you will need some background in teaching or have complementary skills, but you do need to have done around 6months of Mantrailing with a Mantrailing UK certified instructor.
How long is the course? The courses in the UK will be taught as 2-days online theory and 3- days practical training including the assessments. This gives you the opportunity to study the theory in your own time. With each theory part there will be an online live Q&A with the head instructor and founder, Lisa Gorenflo.
Outside the UK this course is a 5-day in person course.
Does the course set me up to start teaching Mantrailing straight away? The course is designed to set you up to run Mantrailing as a standalone business or complement your existing dog business. The course theory is not just about Mantrailing, but it is also about teaching you how to market your business and gain a client base. We want all our instructors to succeed and help them by giving them the skills to thrive. Covered is: - Theory and science of Mantrailing - How to trail your own dog - How to read Mantrailing dogs - Coaching skills - Tried and tested marketing techniques - Teaching skills and training techniques
Where are the courses located? We run courses all over the UK. From 2021, we will run courses in Birmingham and near Edinburgh, Scotland only within the UK. The instructor course can be hosted across the world. We will be coming to Edmonton, Canada in 2021 and looking to expand international reach further.
Is the accommodation included in the course? You will need to book your accommodation separately from the course. We choose locations that are near dog friendly accommodation or have accommodation available on site.
What kind of training techniques are used? Mantrailing UK only uses positive reinforcement training.