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Heidi Hajek

Trailing Instructor

* Instructor/ Evaluator/Director of Operations, INBTI(InterNational Bloodhound Training Institute)
* Team Leader/K9 Handler/Mantrailing Instructor & Coordinator/Treasurer, Long Island K9 SAR

Heidi has over fourteen years of K9 Training experience in teaching, evaluating and training Mantrailing K9 teams (Police and SAR) in the US, Europe, Mexico and Africa. Heidi is currently training her 3rd K9 partner for mantrailing which is a beautiful Porcelaine named Brooklyn. In addition to her work with her Search and Rescue team, Heidi has created and implemented an organized system of vetting new Assistant Instructors, Instructors and Evaluators for INBTI through the use of Task Books for INBTI.
Heidi’s background is K9 mantrailing is similar to Ed Hajek’s. Our start with mantrailing and our bloodhound led us to Kevin Kocher and INBTI (Known as NBTI back in the day) Our training and consistent influence from Kevin has given us the opportunity to not only train a solid mantrailing dog, but help 100s of students do the same. Today our goal is continue to teach mantrailing using “The Kocher Method” as Kevin taught it and wrote it in his book while making sure to personalize the system to each K9 team’s specific needs.