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Ikea Graz

Ikea Trail

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 […]

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Leash handling in Magdalensberg

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 […]

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LAMA Trail

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 […]

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Scent article – what is it?

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 […]