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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Learn, Practice, Test and Watch K9SAR Training at the ALABAMA MANTRAILING STATE WORKSHOP

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ALABAMA MANTRAILING STATE WORKSHOP

Now open for registration. December 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in Guntersville, Alabama

OPEN TO ALL - Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Enthusiasts & General Public.


Pet-friendly lodging is available at the Lakeside Inn in Guntersville and camping at the Lake Guntersville State Park Campground. 

Thanks to RNR Search & Rescue in Springville, Alabama for sponsoring this workshop and coordinating all the details.




Download flyer - http://www.ampwda.com/alabama-2021.pdf

Signup at http://www.ampwda.com/fees.html

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Don't wait too long to signup as class size is limited and will fill up fast.









Saturday, October 9, 2021

Welcome to the exciting world of Mantrailing and finding people with a dog!

Welcome to the exciting world of Mantrailing and finding people with a dog! 

Mantrailing is a K9 Search and Rescue specialty that is quickly becoming popular as a sport and recreation for all dogs to enjoy. 

Mantrailing dogs use the nose to scent discriminate one person from all other people to locate the one particular person.

A truly amazing fact about Mantrailing is how quickly most dogs’ take to this type of training and how quickly the dogs find people. Dogs love to use their nose to find people. The fun part of Mantrailing is that we follow the dog and allow the dog to lead the way! 

To Read how to Start Mantrailing, Step by Step..(click to the book's amazon page in all countries) 

You and your dog will be finding a person from the first day of training and beyond. 

The book is available worldwide and features dogs from Scotland and the USA . The link should change to your country, if not, email me to get a copy sent to you,,, contact@familydisasterdogs.com

Each training session uses a time tested and proven step by step method for solid reliable success on the trail. 

You will learn to read the dog and the dog will learn to tell you what they find. Both of you will have a great introduction to the exciting world of Mantrailing dogs.

Order Ebooks directly from me at my online book store, the author of Family Disaster Dogs book and Start Mantrailing book

Have fun with your dogs today!

A part of the book profits go to Response Rescue International to support their volunteer mission to find missing persons..


For much less than the cost of  one in-person class get the book and train to advance level ! 









Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Dog’s Nose Knows!

 The dog’s nose knows!




All dogs have a natural ability to hunt with certain breeds developed and bred for specific types of hunting. 

Bird dogs are bred to hunt birds, herding dogs hunt missing herd members, fox hounds hunt fox, etc. 

Bloodhounds are the most well-known and oldest breed of dog bred to hunt people and the breed is classified as a trailing dog due the way they hunt.




Follow your dog's nose and look us up on Facebook at facebook.com/familydisasterdogs 
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Twitter us at  @URDogCanRescueU

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

What is Mantrailing ? Where Man-Trailing Gets Its Name

 What is Mantrailing?



Me and Washee Mantrailing

Mantrailing is not a new way to train dogs, this way of finding people with dogs has been used by bloodhound owners for hundreds of years. Mantrailing is using a dog’s natural ability to follow cold aged trails to find a specific person who is hidden or missing.  

This method of finding people with a dog is quickly becoming a fun way to exercise reactive and high energy pet dogs that need more to do. Similar to hide and seek with a dog, owners of all breeds of dogs are learning how exciting this type of dog work is to participate in for fun and sport. 

Mantrailing is best known as a type of K9 Search and Rescue specialty in which the dog discriminates one person’s scent from all other person’s scent to locate the one particular person. Mantrailing is used by search and rescue dog teams or police to find missing persons and criminals. A few prisons today continue to use this type of trained dog and long ago plantations used mantrailing hounds to hunt down runaways.


Me and Washee Mantrailing

We found him.. look at my dog smile when she finds the boy! 
Dogs really love to find people!



Where Mantrailing got its Name

“Mantrailing” gets its name from bloodhounds. Many people believe the breed was named bloodhound because the dogs track blood trails which is not true. 

The dogs do not follow the person’s blood trail. 

The dogs follow the scent particles left by a person, sometimes many days, weeks and years later. 

The breed is named a bloodhound because this is the first dog breed to have a written recorded pedigree of its bloodline hundreds of years ago. They are the first “pure blood-ed -hound” or bloodhound. 
Bloodhound handlers long ago gave this type of scent work the name “Mantrailing” because the bloodhound is the trailing dog that hunts people.

My bloodhounds taught me how to Mantrail and now all dog breeds are learning how to do what bloodhounds do naturally. 

Family Disaster Dogs use Mantrailing to find missing and trapped family members after disasters. Any dog can learn to help its family in some way with the Family Disaster Dogs book.

Anyone who wants to train a dog to find people for Sport and Work can learn step by step with my new book "Start Mantrailing" 

Their legacy lives on in my books and this site



Wrinkledpups Daisy Mayham 

Bloodhound Wrinkledpups Daisy Mayham owner A. Higgins

Me and Rea Valley's Incredible Sue 


Blue Boy Homer


Wrinkledpups Sambo
Went to Work in CA and GA


Me and George he went to Texas



Pups went to SAR homes in several states, Canada and So. America





UK Visitors

Welcome UK visitors to Family Disaster Dogs online!
My New book "Start Mantrailing" features RRI North Scotland Search Dog on the cover and teammates in the book, plus American dogs. A share of the book price is donated in appreciation to RRI North Scotland K9SAR. Help us find missing persons with dogs buy a book or share the page. Thank you! You can find the books at Amber Higgins Amazon United Kingdom author page ... Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

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