Nina tracking

Tracking – The Next Step, Paul Quinlan

This one-day workshop is aimed at improving dog and handler skill. It is for you if you

  • have completed our two-day intro course with Paul and wish to progress further, or
  • have started tracking with your dog and wish to improve on basic skills.

See below for additional information including minimum requirements.

Only six handler spaces, first come first served. We also offer spectator spaces, since much learning can be done without a dog.

Date: 19 February 2016 (Sunday)

Location: Woking, Surrey

Handler places are now sold out. Remaining spectator places may appear as unavailable. For real time availability and to purchase, please visit Enjoy Your Dog.

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Paul Quinlan is a qualified home office police dog instructor with 20+ years experience as operational police dog handler, 12 years as police dog instructor Greater Manchester Police Dog Training Unit, including running their breeding and puppy training scheme. Police dogs use several skills to find and detain offenders, tracking being one of them. Paul also runs pursuit tracking courses for civilians.

When Paul began training dogs, the methods used were ‘old school’ and relied heavily on compulsion. Paul saw that reward and motivational techniques were not only more acceptable, but produced far superior results.

Paul appeared in the TV documentary Send in the Dogs, leading pursuit tracking for police dog handlers (Season 2, Episode 6, from 15:45).

Paul’s website: Yell Dog

 

Time

This is a one-day workshop, from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location

Woking area. Meeting place will be advised in the joining instructions you will receive a few days before the workshop.

Requirements

The minimum requirement for this workshop is that you are able to complete a 150-yard track, including a turn, on grass, with or without food. You will also need to have basic knowledge of article indication, either on or separate from track. If you are unsure whether this workshop is for you contact us on events@leadandlisten.co.uk, stating what you have done so far and/or what you would like to work on.

What to bring

A few days before the event, you will be briefed in detail on what to bring. No specialist tracking equipment is needed at this level.

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