Drugs Dogs Kent

We are the leading provider of trained and licenced security dog services in Kent for local authorities, public events and private organisations.

Drugs Dogs Kent.

County has a wealth of experience providing Drug Dogs to clients across Kent, our highly trained Drug Dog Kent teams are dedicated to locating and identifying the illegal presence of drugs and other substances. If you require Drug Detection Dogs, County has a solution. 

Our Highly trained Drug Dogs Kent, also known as Sniffer Dogs, are trained and licenced in accordance with the NASDU Standards and comply with BS8517-2 standards.

Our Ex-Police & Military training team ensure that our Drug Dogs and handlers are trained to the very highest standards. Our Drug Dogs Kent are deployed to a wide range of clients: Education Sector, Public Sector, NHS & Medical Services, Sporting Events, Music Venues, Construction Industry and many more.

Speak with us today about your security dog requirements by calling 0203 866 1024 alternatively by completing our no-obligation ‘Get a Quote’ form.

Drug dogs Kent are useful and offer a unique perspective when used for security purposes. As humans, we perceive life predominantly through sight, whereas dogs rely on their sense of smell to interpret their environment. A drug dog’s sense of smell can be up to forty times greater than the average human, opening up opportunities for searching and identifying. Not only this, but drug dogs Kent will alert their handler if substances have been found in someone’s possession.

Commonly used to locate and find specific items or substances, drug dogs Kent are useful in niche scenarios. We work with our clients to ensure they receive the best drug dog or detection dog Kent based on their criteria. We also provide K9 security services which are a highly effective deterrent for drugs and illegal substances, as well as pyrotechnics and other explosives.

A drug dog Kent is trained to not only locate, but also taught to alert the dog handler to any banned substances.

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    Drug dogs Kent are trained to sniff out substances such as: ecstasy, cocaine, heroin and many more illegal substances. A dog has over 300 million scent receptors in its nose, 40 times that of humans. They can detect minuscule amounts of odours on a person that indicates the possession of drugs. Drug dogs Kent, or sniffer dogs, have a familiar presence in airports and festivals, where they are trained to sniff out illegal substances someone might be carrying. 

    Drug detection training for dogs often begins at the puppy stage. By starting from a young age, trainers and handlers can quickly identify which dogs would excel in detection. Obedience training is required, as well as agility and protection training before a dog can be used in the field. Positive reinforcement through the use of treats and toys encourage a dog to search for these substances, learning to communicate with the handler once drugs have been identified.

    They are trained to associate the smell of drugs with a reward, creating a positive link between the two.

    The accuracy of drug dogs Kent has reached 100% in some circumstances. Sniffer dogs are expertly trained to produce accurate results when detecting drugs, and their keen sense of smell has proved more effective than the use of other drug detection technology. Our handlers are also trained to work with the dogs, increasing levels of accuracy when searching for illegal substances. Whilst all dogs are not 100% reliable, they have a high success rate and work to protect society against the dangers of drugs.

    The most common breeds of dog used for drug detection are: English Springer Spaniels, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Border Collies and Labrador Retrievers. These dogs are in high demand for police forces and security firms and are also effective in detecting pyrotechnics and other substances.

    Starting at puppy age, most drug dogs Kent take between 6 and 8 months to train to a high-quality level. Once they have passed the initial sniff test, usually after 6 weeks, dogs will be matched with a handler to work on their progress and built them up to a professional standard. Dogs will often be trained four days a week for short periods of time before they are used in the field.

    Once a sniffer dog has detected drugs, it would’ve been trained to sit next to the discovery. Alert signals differ depending on what the dog is searching for, but the most common practice is to train dogs to sit down once a substance has been detected.

    If you’ve attended a festival before, or been to an airport, or anywhere else with a large crowd, chances are you will have encountered a drug dog Kent at some point before. They might have made you nervous if you aren’t confident around animals, or if they sniffed you and you didn’t know how to act.

    If you are approached by a drug dog Kent, the best thing you can do is stand still and wait patiently until the dog has done its job. As long as you’re not holding anything that you shouldn’t be, the drug dog will not bother you and you can continue happily with your day.

    If the drug dog Kent sits down next to you, there may be an indication that it has smelt drugs. This does not mean that you should immediately panic – Wait for further instruction by the dog handler as they may want to search you. Again, as long as you have nothing to hide, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

    Drugs dogs Kent are used to increase security measures in airports, festivals, and other areas of potential criminal activity. They are trained to detect drugs as well as identify explosives, weapons, cash, mobiles phones and human diseases. If you are concerned about the potential threat of illegal substances on your site, hiring drug dogs in Kent can catch those in possession of drugs before they are consumed or distributed.

    Drug dogs Kent can be hired by individuals, companies or firms for the purpose of detecting certain illegal substances. They are highly trained dogs who know what to search for and how to alert when detecting drugs. Using their powerful sense of smell, these dogs are able to locate a variety of substances that are illegal to carry and distribute in the UK. 

    Yes. County Security UK has a team of highly-trained professionals who handle all our search & detection dogs, including our drug dogs Kent. Our Ex-Police and Military staff ensure every drug dog Kent is trained and handled to the highest standard. These dogs are trained and licensed in accordance with NASDU Standards and also comply with BS8517-2 standards.

    Our drugs dogs Kent are highly trained by ex police and military staff and are licensed in accordance with NASDU standards and comply with BS8517-2 standards. As well as this, we regularly top up their training, to make sure they’re in top shape for the job. We believe that a happy drugs dog is also key to ensuring that they are mentally and physically ready for anything.

    Our drugs dogs Kent will alert their handlers by a specific motion. They have two signals to give, so we know for sure that the signal is true.

    Our drugs dogs Kent can detect marijuana, heroin, cocaine, crystal meth, MDMA, Xanax, Adderall, opioids, opiates, bath salts, K2, Fentanyl and kratom. 


    Our other services also include detecting explosives, cash, tobacco, firearms and pyrotechnics.

    Our dogs are trained to associate the smell of the drug with sitting or pawing. We put a scent in a container, command the dog to find it, and only reward him for indicating the desired target scent.

    A drugs dogs Kent nose is at least 10,000 times more acute than humans, which makes them incredible at indicating desired target scents. In addition to this, drugs dogs Kent are also able to search an area four times faster than any human!

    Our drugs dogs are highly trained to find narcotics in a variety of different situations and methods of concealment.

    We have had people from all different sectors use our sniffer dogs. Some of our clients come from the Education Sector, Public Sector, NHS & Medical Services, Sporting Events, Music Venues, Construction Industry and many more.

    Yes, we have a range of security options. Some of these include security guards, security dogs, mobile patrols, search and detection jobs, fire marshall, key holding and alarm response, temporary alarm and CCTV systems, void property, CCTV towers, event security.