Special Dogs Service
Our "Special Dogs Service" provides companies as well as private individuals with the opportunity to rely on our explosives detection dog teams.
This service offers the possibility to rent explosives detection dogs and/or weapon detection dogs in combination with a dog handler.
Thus, the client can specifically request a team when required (for example by the hour) for thorough examinations of suspicious vehicles, luggage pieces or for the examination of venues.
Based upon the precise rental of these services, costs are being kept low.
In general our teams consist of:
2 – 4 exp1osive detection dogs per 1 – 2 teams according to the expenditure.
Up to 6 dog handlers with 1 – 2 detection dogs each can be supplied simultaneously.
Our dogs are trained in all commonly known explosives and all self-made explosives in order to guarantee a reliable detection of the same.
Our teams consist of experienced dog handlers and canines which have been trained in-house and are undergoing persistent education.
Naturally, we are able to perform our detection work undercover (in civilian clothes) in order to minimize unnecessary agitation of passers-by or guests.
All of our dogs are very friendly and thus can also be deployed amongst groups of people or during large events.
When a dog detects or indicates the scent of an explosive or a weapon, generally a second dog will be called upon to double check the result. Only if both results match, an alarm will be released immediately. This procedure prevents any kind of false alarm.
Upon request, we also provide protection dogs including dog handler with special body guard training (also armed) for VIP protection etc.
We will be more than happy to present our complete range of services to you in a personal conversation so you can form your own opinion about our teams’ capability.
What exactly is an explosive detection dog?
Explosive detection dogs are specifically trained dogs that have learned to detect the characteristic scents of various explosives.
Since a dog’s nose proportionally is extremely fine in comparison to a human’s nose, even the smallest amounts of packed or hidden explosives will not remain undetected.
That is the reason why explosive detection dogs are able to also locate explosives in suitcases or vehicles, even if these have been packed or concealed.
Hence, the explosive detection provides us with the ability to protect ourselves against terroristic bomb attacks.
However, the detection of letter bombs or similar devices is also part of these dogs’ application (field of expertise).
Unfortunately, the events of past weeks and months have painfully shown us how real the threat of explosive related attacks has become.
Well trained explosive detection dogs are able to locate various forms of explosives, no matter whether these may be military, commercial or special explosives, often used by terrorist.
Continuous training of these dogs guarantees a reliable search achievement; each practice application increases the dogs’ level of experience.
Thus, it is not unusual that canines as early as the age of 1 year old have already been exposed to the experience of 100 search assignments.
This achieved experience provides the dog with the calmness crucial to perform to his task reliably, even under the most difficult conditions, and thereby to protect people.
All training sessions will always have a training target laid out for the dog. The dog handler will then steer the dog in such a manner that the dog will be able only to locate the target after having completed the actual detection.
This method guarantees a high quality standard of the canine’s detection performance through permanent controls. Also, this method prevents loss of the dog’s desire to work due to frustrations caused by in vain searches.
Simultaneously, the clients are able to see the efficiency of the dogs for themselves..
In general, all canine breeds with a high level play instinct are suitable for an explosive dog detection training. Furthermore, these canines must possess good “environment resilience” meaning that the dogs should not have any fear from environmental influences such as large crowds of people, noise etc..
Thanks to the permanent training of our canines as well as their optimal training level, the dogs will deliver a reliable result during each assignment, and will be able to even locate concealed explosive devices and weapons.
The constant training of our dog handler guarantees optimally qualified teams that can quickly and proficiently respond to all kinds of scenarios and estimate dangers.
What type of explosives does an explosive detection dog locate?
Explosives: Are substances or a mixture of different substances, especially prepared chemicals that will react violently with volume enlargement caused by an “ignition”.
The so-called explosion emerges from the very rapidly increasing volume of the explosive. The thereby generated blast wave destroy vehicles, buildings etc. and will injure or kill humans and animals alike.
Another destructive force is caused by the generated heat.
One factor responsible of the explosive’s destructive force is the “combustion speed”. The combustion speed for modern high-tech explosives is currently up to 9,000.00 meters per second.!!!!!
Even smallest amounts of a few grams of a high-capacity explosive like PENT or Hexogen can have disastrous results.
A hand grenade, for instance, only contains approximately 30 grams of TNT depending on the manufacturer, which equals the volume of approximately 6 sugar cubes.
In order for us to now understand how the dog can sniff out explosives, one must know that explosives generally are not used as a pure explosive, but are usually refined by admixtures.
So, various explosives are mixed to form an even more effective explosive.
To improve the handling capability of explosives, other substances such as oil or waxes are also added.
The training of the canine must be conducted with an explosive in its purest form possible in order to avoid the detection of explosive admixtures, which are put to use in everyday life.
For this purpose, a range of various explosives are applied.
Aside from “classics” like:
- (PETN), also known as PENT, PENTA, TEN
other special explosives like HMX or NTO are also used.
You will certainly understand that we do not intend to publish a complete listing of all substances.
However, self-made explosives or experimental explosives such as "TATB" play an important role in the dog’s education as well.
Hence, we are supported by expertise from chemists, experts in their field and employees of explosives factories.
The explosive detection dogs are conditioned to a range of explosives, and will learn to detect the scent associated to each substance.
During training sessions the dogs are also being confronted with other types of scents, and will learn to ignore these.
Also, the dogs are offered "misleads" derived from similar substances, as they often appear in explosives, and the dog will need to learn to recognize and ignore them.
Acetone can be named as one the "classics".
Our detection canines are naturally also prepared for any kind of attempt to mislead them.
A very popular trick is the scattering of coffee grounds or ground pepper. Generally, this mislead is recognized immediately, of course, and the dog will merely intensify his search.
The detection of weapons is also part of an explosive detection dog’s scope of work.
Here, the dog naturally is not searching for the actual gun powder within the cartridge, but he will seek for the scent characteristic to fired gun ammunition.
A weapon, even when cleaned as well as possible, will still leave a residue. This residue will be enough for the dog to detect.
In order for a detection dog to provide quick and reliable results when searching a car, for instance, the dog will need to learn to do so in a systematical manner.
Only the application of this particular method will guarantee the dog to perceive even the smallest odor particles of concealed explosives.
For this, as part of the training program the dog will be introduced to typical hiding spots that he will generally locate.
Thus, the difficulty level increases with each time until the canine is able to reliably detect even smallest amounts of less than 2 grams.
With each search the dog is being provided a new concealment until the animal knows all of them and begins to independently seek them.
Including concealments such as a tank lid and an engine compartment!!!!!!!!
As a rule of thumb, well qualified detection dog is capable of finding amounts from 1 - 2 grams that have either been hidden inside a car or underneath it, in less than 1 minute.
The entire search of a vehicle’s interior requires less than 2 – 3 minutes.
Often, a well trained canine is already able apprehend the scent of explosives from a distance as far as 2 – 5 meters away, and will target the sources by pointing out their concealments.
The inspection of rooms and buildings demands the dog handler’s judgement. He or she will determine where the search begins and where it ends.
It is up to his or her decision to define the spot that promises the highest probability of striking.
At this point the detection dog needs to let him be “guided and steered”.
The dog will need to jump on top of desks or cupboards etc. upon command. Furthermore, he will also need to search e. g. electrical outlets, circuit breakers, towel dispensers etc. on hand signal.
While searching a changing room during the Boxing ‘Heavyweight World Championship held in Hamburg/Germany
The dog also needs to search door frames, wall paneling and curtains upon hand signs.
The number of possible concealments is sheer endless, so dog and dog handler form a team.
Further tactical details will not be discussed here.
If requested, we will also train your dogs or staff according to your requirements, or we will offer qualified canines available for purchase.
We offer a special seminar targeted specifically at body guards and professional staff with the main subject focusing on
The Prevention of Bomb Attacks
Some of the contents included are as follows:
Recognition of explosive traps (USBV)
Tactical procedure during search
Recognition of explosives or substance mixtures
Behaviour when discovering bombs
Behaviour during bomb threats
Procedure when planning of events
The contents of this seminar are specifically coordinated to the perilous situation in Europe.
Many of these seminar contents have strictly been available to the authorities until recently!!!!
An extract of companies and venues that are protected
by our explosive detection dogs
We apologize for the inconvenience. However, the names of individuals and venues are subject to data protection.
Unfortunately, not all of our customers / co-operation partners have agreed to a publication of their names. Thus, the list only represents a small extract of our entire clientele.
Colorline Arena, Hamburg/Germany
Hans- Martin-Schleier-Hall, Stuttgart/Germany
Porsche Arena, Stuttgart/Germany
Congress Centre, Stuttgart/Germany
Estrel Convertion Centre, Berlin/Germany
König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen/Germany
Burgwächter Multipurpose Hall, Düsseldorf/Germany
Fair Halls, Düsseldorf/Germany
Congressional Centre, Essen/Germany
Congress Centre, Düsseldorf/Germany
City Centre, Hannover/Germany
Berlin ICC (Congressional Centre), Berlin/Germany
Town Hall, Rostock/Germany
Gerry-Weber-Stadium, Halle in Westphalia/Germany
König Palast, Krefeld/Germany
Gymnasium / Event Centre, Brandberg Halle a. d. Saale/Germany
Gymnasium / Event Centre Krochmann-Straße, Hamburg/Germany
Hannover HCC, Hannover/Germany
Fair Hall, Bremen/Germany
Olympic Hall, Munich/Germany
Hamburg CCH, Hamburg/Germany
Ruhr Power Stadium, Bochum/Germany
Lorheide Stadium, Wattenscheid/Germany
AOL Arena, Hamburg/Germany
M/S Seabourn Pride (luxury cruise ship)
Nordbank Arena, Hamburg/Germany
Town Hall, Bremerhaven/Germany
Cologne Arena, Cologne/Germany
Gallop Horse Race Track, Hamburg/Germany
And many more …
Annual Shareholders Meeting of Hoch Tief AG
Annual Shareholders Meeting of Schwarz Pharma AG
Annual Shareholders Meeting of Allianz AG
Annual Shareholders Meeting of Degussa AG
Annual Shareholders Meeting of TUI AG
Annual Shareholders Meeting of Landesbank Berlin (Federal State Bank, Berlin)
Annual Shareholders Meeting of Thyssen Krupp
ARD (Federal German TV station)
ZDF (Federal German TV station)
Pro 7 (Private German TV station)
Universum Boxing Promotion, various events
Annual Shareholders Meeting of GEHA
Annual Shareholders Meeting of Conergy AG
Bundesliga (Federal League) soccer games of the DFB (German Football Association)
UEFA-Cup (Union of European Football Associations) soccer games
Bundesliga (Federal League) handball games
Bundesliga (Federal League) ice hockey games
German Show Jumping and Dressage-Derby, Hamburg/Germany
Annual Shareholders Meeting of Degussa Bank
Miscellaneous concerts of Paul McCartney
Navy-Ball of the Federal German Navy
And many more