Our bespoke training and kenneling facility is located just outside of Krugersdorp, South Africa and is situated on 88 hectares of bush and farm land, with established permanent kenneling for 140 dogs and the ability to establish temporary kenneling facilities if a surge capacity is required for larger projects. Collectively the DAG K9 Services team have planned, implemented and trained the dogs on over 50 canine projects in over 10 countries around the world. This includes Mine Detection, Explosive Detection, Narcotics Detection, Patrol and Tracking dogs.
The clients that we have worked with and supplied teams to include Governments, Multilateral Organisations, security companies and NGO’s, and our teams have passed accreditation in all of the disciplines mentioned in all of the theatres we have operated in.
Some of the more high profile canine projects that our directors and team have been involved in the planning and implementation of, include securing the 5 Tier One personalities in Iraq, Baghdad International Airport, US Embassy Kabul, UK Embassy Baghdad, Bahrain Grand Prix, Africa Cup of Nations Football tournament, the first dog teams into Bosnia post conflict to operate on the Inter-Ethnic Boundary line and the directly into Kosovo , flying 15 teams into Pristina and operating between the advancing British and Russian forces making a dash for the highly contentious airport
Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD)
EDD are regularly used on the frontline of your security solution and are utilised as part of access control to restricted areas to check vehicles, luggage, people and equipment. We also use a Remote Explosive Scenting Technique (REST) to be able to bring the vapour to the dog, this is particularly useful in ports and airports checking containers and planes, without having to have physical access. DAG also has experience in undertaking canine counter IED operations in hazardous environments.
Patrol dogs are trained to defend or attack a territory, property or persons either on command, on sight or by inferred provocation and are a cost-effective method of providing physical security at business premises and large functions without the need for large guard forces.
Patrol and Explosive Detection Dogs (PEDD)
In many theatres around the globe clients require canine assets to provide both explosive detection and security. In this instance we would recommend the use of PEDD, these specially selected and trained dogs can fulfil both roles, whist providing a cost-effective solution through reduction in the numbers of teams required.
Mine Detection Dogs (MDD)
Dogs have been at the forefront of the clearance of mines for many years and are predominantly used to undertake survey, area reduction and verification post clearance. Given the speed that one dog team can work at compared to its human counterparts, these teams can reduce the time and cost of clearance activities dramatically, as well as giving reassurance of the quality of work undertaken.
In the ongoing natural resources war raging across the globe, dogs are rapidly becoming one of the key tools in the anti-poaching toolbox and are used to cover large areas of ground, find and track poachers so that they can be apprehended. These activities have been particularly successful in protecting some of the key wildlife sanctuaries across Africa.
Contraband Detection Dogs
As a tool against organised crime and poachers canine assets play a valuable role through the detection of contraband such as drugs, rhino horn, elephant tusks, animal and vegetable products etc. Trained dogs working at customs and immigration points continue to be exceptionally successful in curbing the trafficking of illicit materials. In deploying our contraband dogs, we also have the ability place a remote sensing capability to speed up samples taken from containers on docks, speeding up searching and also allowing a very much higher proportion of containers being searched that happens at this time.
Handler and Canine Training
As well as being able to provide trained teams and handlers we are able to provide customised training curriculums to suit your needs including assistance in selection of suitable canines and full training of handlers to required industry standards. All accommodation and life support are provided on site.