Sniffer Dogs Thanet

Would a sniffer dog be beneficial for your business? Is your business located in Thanet? At County, our reputation as a security specialist is long-established. Our expert security dog handlers are highly trained, experienced within the field and are ISA licensed. They will operate within the commercial or residential sector and ensure your property stays protected. All our sniffer dog services are provided at a fixed competitive rate. You can be reassured whatever your budget may be, your Thanet business will remain secure. If our sniffer dog service sounds like it could be beneficial to you and your business in Thanet then get in touch with our Thanet team today. You can call us on 01355906300 or fill in a contact form.

Benefits of Sniffer Dogs

Our search dogs, also known as ‘sniffer dogs’ are known for their incredible sense of smell and work within many different security forces across the globe. They are used for locating items, substances and people. Sniffer dogs are not only trained to locate, but they will also alert our trained handlers to any banned substances.

When you think of conventional security, you think of security guards and CCTV. Our sniffer dogs offer us something that we can not replicate with technology or person power. 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. This ensures their effectiveness at locating and alerting our handlers to potential risks such as pyrotechnics, explosives or drugs. Your Thanet business is in safe hands with our security teams and their canine partners.

We know that sniffer dogs will be used in useful niche scenarios. We work with our clients so that they can get the best use out of our sniffer dogs. Our aim is to provide you with the security that your business in Thanet needs.


We are one of the United Kingdom’s leading security providers and we are well renowned for our quality of service in this sector. We have a long list of happy clients that we have worked with over the years. Being involved in a highly competitive industry we know that a lot is expected of us, hence why our sniffer dogs are some of the best in the business. If you have any questions about security services or our sniffer dogs then please get in touch with our Thanet team today. We know that we can make a difference to your business in Thanet. Contact a member of our Thanet team today or fill out a contact form below.


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, our sniffer dogs in Thanet 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, sniffer dogs 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 sniffer dog 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.

Sniffer dogs 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 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.

Our sniffer dogs Thanet service is the fastest and most accurate way to search for drugs, explosives, firearms, and much more.

Sniffer dogs are the most effective way of quickly and discreetly 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 in Thanet 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 sniffer dog 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 sniffer dog, 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 sniffer dog will not bother you and you can continue happily with your day.

If the sniffer dog 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.

Security Dogs duties


Whether on the open terrain or patrol, our sniffer dogs will be great at detecting specific items and potential security risks at your Thanet business.


With the combination of a dog handler and security dog, you can be certain they will be a great deterrent for criminals transporting illegal goods.


With our canines heightened sense of smell and hearing, we can help locate pyrotechnics, explosives or drugs.

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