Drugs, Weapons & Cash Detection Dogs Kent

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Drugs, Weapons & Cash Detection Dogs Kent.

County have a wealth of providing Search Dogs Kent to clients across the UK, our highly trained Search Dog teams cover a wide range of search principles including, Drugs, Explosive, Cash, Tobacco, Firearms & Pyrotechnic. Whatever your search dog requirements, County have a solution.

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

Our Ex-Police & Military training team ensure that our Search dogs Kent and handlers are trained to the very highest standards. Our Search dogs 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 search dog requirements by calling 0203 866 1024 alternatively by completing our no-obligation ‘Get a Quote’ form.

Search 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 search dog’s sense of smell can be up to forty times greater than the average human, opening up opportunities for searching and tracking. Not only this, but security dogs have better hearing, often locking onto sounds from a greater distance.

Commonly used to locate and find specific items or substances, search dogs Kent are useful in niche scenarios. We work with our clients to ensure they receive the best search dog or detection dog based on their criteria. This can include drug, explosive as well as pyrotechnic detection. In addition to search and detection dogs Kent, we also provide K9 security services which are a highly effective deterrent.

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

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    Renowned for their superior sense of smell, dogs have been used throughout history by humans for their sniffing prowess. To this day, they are still used for hunting rabbits and foxes, and they’ve also been deployed historically to help police track down persons who are either on the run or missing.

    These days, detection dogs Kent are trained to identify a wide range of items and substances for security purposes. They are commonly used to detect: explosives, drugs, tobacco, firearms, money, human remains/human traces, and even invasive species.

    Unsurprisingly, detection dogs Kent have absolutely no interest in the drugs themselves. What they are actually looking for is their favourite toy or treat, as the dog will receive a reward when it displays any form of recognition of the target scent. As the dog becomes better at detecting a certain smell, the reward will only be given when the dog responds with the correct reaction (e.g. sit, stand, stare, down, bark, etc…).

    Remember that if a detection dog Kent is sniffing near you, it is just looking for its toy and wanting to be a good dog. The dog will not attack or hurt the person, as it is not trained to give this response.

    Detection dogs Kent are highly effective and offer a unique perspective when used for security purposes or as part of police work. Humans rely predominantly on site, whereas dogs rely on their sense of smell to interpret their environment. A search dog’s sense of smell is at least 10000 times greater than the average human, opening up countless opportunities for searching and tracking.

    On top of this, detection dogs Kent can also search an area four times faster than a human can (and with greater accuracy too!). So when it comes to search and detection, humans are no match for a trained detection dog Kent.

    Detection dogs Kent are the most effective way of quickly searching a person or an area for illegal drugs. They can be trained to detect almost any drug, but some of the more common ones searched for and found are:

    Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Crystal Meth, MDMA, Xanax, Adderall, Opiods, Opiates, K2 (also known as spice), Fentanyl

    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 detection dog London 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 detection dog London, the best thing you can do is stand still and wait patiently until the dog has done it’s job. As long as you’re not holding anything that you shouldn’t be, the detection dog will not bother you and you can continue happily with your day.

    If the detection dog London 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.

    The most popular dog breeds used for search & detection purposes in Kent are: German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, English Springer Spaniels and Border Collies. Given their high intellect and sense of smell, these dogs are in high demand from police forces, the military, and security firms. They are effective in detecting drugs, weapons, cash, pyrotechnics as well as other illegal or potentially harmful substances.

    The accuracy of search & detection dogs Kent has reached 100% in some circumstances, with the average success rate at just over 80%. Detection dogs Kent are expertly trained to produce precise results when detecting weapons, drugs and cash.

    County Security UK’s handlers are also trained to work alongside the dogs, increasing levels of accuracy when searching for illegal or potentially harmful goods. Whilst all detection dogs Kent are not 100% accurate, they do have a high success rate and aim to protect society against the dangers of illegal substances.

    From puppy age, most detection dogs Kent can take between 6 and 8 months to train to a high-quality standard, all depending on the dog. Once they have passed the initial sniff test, usually after 6 weeks, dogs will be matched with a handler to work on their process and build them up to a professional level.

    Detection dogs Kent will often be trained four days a week, for short periods of time before they are used in the field. In some cases, detection dogs Kent can be trained in 2-3 months. 

    A dog’s sense of smell is up to 40 times greater than that of a human’s, and so are much better suited to detecting drugs, explosives and even weapons. Dog breeds like German Shepherds, Border Collies and Golden Retrievers are highly intelligent animals and can be easily trained to detect illegal items, working off a reward system. Detection dogs Kent also have fast response times as well as high-quality search and retrieval abilities, ideal skills for detection.