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Mantrailing Academy set

Friday, May 7, 2010

Canine trailing teams in Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement from seven states will converge into central Indiana for five days of training being hosted by the American Mantrailing Academy, beginning May 9-14.

The teams will be training to locate lost persons utilizing Bloodhounds as well as other types of dogs at Camp Na Wa Kwa in Poland.

Wilderness training in and around Poland will begin Monday. The academy will offer an afternoon of urban trailing in Brazil. AMA provides classroom training to the participants as well as learning to man track without a K-9. Featured at this academy will be a helicopter landing and a presentation by Det. Lonnie Noble.

American Mantrailing Academy (AMA), which is headquartered in Greencastle, began their training program in March 2009 and now has more than 100 members across the United States, Germany and British Columbia.

Tony Keith, AMA president, began his organization with the goal of providing low cost and free training to K-9 handlers and their K-9 partners. Each month, the AMA hosts two free all-day training in the central Indiana region to any person wishing to attend.

The AMA has four Master Trainers and three trainers. In the past, the organization has assisted local humane shelters in raising funds for their operating costs. AMA is available to assist all human service and animal rescue and shelters in their events. The academy raises funds to offset expenses in providing free trainings with various fundraising efforts.

The AMA sponsored a 100-mile motorcycle ride June 5 and a raffle of an 1894 Marlin Rifle.

For more information on free training and AMA events, log on to www.americanmantrailing.com.

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