Do you want to become a handler?


To become a handler you must take part in regular additional training involving hill craft, navigation and comms.  You will also be required to have a full, valid first aid certificate. Or you can be a  member of one of the island’s emergency services that form the Isle of Man Inland Search & Rescue Group. (Police, Coastguard, Fire or Civil Defence)

The inland search and rescue group is a member of the Mountain Rescue Council for England and Wales (MREW).

Potential handlers must have been a dogs body for six months to learn about the organisation and show a commitment to the charity prior to taking on a dog.  You will then need to demonstrate a high level of skill and experience in search and rescue work.

We currently have two qualified dog teams and two dog teams in training.