What is Mantrailing?
Mantrailing is when a dog uses his nose to find a person, because they are missing or maybe just for fun.
Each person has a unique scent, made up of all the debris that falls off our body as we go about day-to-day life. It might contain your skin cells, sweat, hormones and bacteria.
As we move our scent billows from us and moves around with the air before settling and sticking in the environment.
We give the dog an article, contaminated with the scent of the person to sniff. Then our dogs can follow these trails of scent to locate that specific person.
This life saving skill is used by search and rescue, police and military forces across the world.
However, Mantrailing is not just for use by professionals, but is also a great activity for anyone who wants to spend quality time with their dog.
It’s just fabulous fun that uses the dogs own natural ability and brings people and dogs working together a team.