The dogs are trained on 11 basic odours (Ammonium, Nitrate, Hexogène, HNS (hexanitrostilbene), Sulfure, Pentrite, Tetryl, Tolite, Nytro, Iremite, Octogène), which allows them to detect IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) of different types and compositions of explosives.
The dogs are trained to sit passive or lay down passive when the dog is in odour recognition. The basic training is established at our partner training center in the Suburb of Paris, France, after which this training gets expanded to several search areas in the neighbourhood. After the training is completed, the dogs have got experience in training;
The dogs will be trained to work on leash with the handler and on short distance off leash search from the handler (maximum of 15-20 metres distance). The dogs will be able to work in crowded, noisy areas and situations and will be free around gunfire.
Due to the increasing presence of narcotics in our society, the demand increases for detection and control: so-called narcotic control. GESS's K9 Department is specialized in the most effective form of narcotic control: the use of narcotic detection dogs.
In the global fight against narcotics, the use of narcotic detection dogs proved an effective and preventive effect. Regular narcotic testing is a signal that use and trafficking of narcotics is not tolerated, leading to reduced nuisance.
The detection dog teams are deployed for checking persons, vehicles, infrastructures (office, airport) and properties. Inspections by the narcotic detection dog teams take place in a professional and discrete way, without the dogs posing a threat. To keep quality at a high level the detection dogs are continually rigorously trained and tested by GESS's certified dog training instructors.
The Narcotic dogs are high drive dogs and are imprinted on the following substances:
Hashish, Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamines.
GESS's dog handler are responsible for training dogs and determining the best course of action after observing dog behaviour patterns. Main job responsibilities seen on a Dog Handler example resume are disciplining animals, rewarding positive behaviour and correcting bad behaviour, offering advice to clients, and training animals to perform rescue missions, detect explosive device, illegal drugs, or protect property. Dog handler requirements include the ability to interact with dogs and establish themselves as the dominant actor, self-confidence, observation, patience, and decision making. Most resumes in the field make display of dog training experience and the completion of an approved training program.
DOG HANDLER AND MASTER KENNEL SKILLS