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Detection Dog Training and Detection Dogs

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Specialist Scent Detection Dog Training and Services

Detection Dogs Queensland

The K9 Centre is a Specialist Dog Training and Detection Dog Consulting Company, Queensland Australia. One of our core services is the supplying and servicing of Trained Detection Dogs and Detection Dog Services in Australia and offshore. We have and do offer these services for government, business, private enterprise and educational sectors.

We offer trained and certified dogs for all detection purposes. We have an enviable reputation for delivering our training services and can fit into any existing program making them flexible to the individual requirements.

Our qualified trainers will hand select a suitable k9 and train it to your requirements. Our dogs are trained on pure odour, ( real scent products) and we do not use pseudo odour products

The selected K9 can be a breed of your choice and is trained to detect trace and bulk quantities of the desired odour in all relevant situations.

Our dogs go through a minimum of 250 recorded hours of training. They are well bred, healthy, vaccinated, micro chipped and workplace ready. We also provide certified handler training to ensure the team is capable, competent and professional.
Our ongoing support service via telephone and through our online training portal will ensure your dog and handler team is a successful investment.

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This side of our company provides K9 related services to international government, commercial, industry and educational organisations. We offer unparalleled levels of specialist dog training, handler training and canine trainer training utilising our 33 plus years experience in the K9 industry , our trainers are all from either military or police backgrounds and the knowledge and proven experience is invaluable. Our canine handler and trainer education programs are also backed by our expertise in the specialist dog training fields. The K9 Centre’s specialist dog training division offers top level education for detection and protection / police dog training services to Australia and international clients.

The K9 Centre Australia is capable of assisting clients on an national and international basis who wish to have their own Detection Dog units for law enforcement, emergency response, military or private use. We are also leaders in and have extensive experience in the training of police, general purpose and crowd control dogs.

Specialist Scent Detection K9 Training

34 Termite Detection Dogs trained throughout Australia and 4 for an Overseas Client

Detection Dogs and Detection Dog Services

We provide trained detection dogs to government and private entities on a worldwide basis. We can implement a dog into one dog company or developing fully integrated K-9 Units

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BAZ - AFB Detection Dog - WORLD FIRST 2013

Use of a Sniffer Dog in the Detection of American Foul-brood in Beehives.

BAZ The Bee Disease Detection Dog

Training of the detection / sniffer dog: The animal was trained according to internationally recognised standards and protocols for detection dogs. Obedience training was followed by conditioning of the dog to recognise and indicate the correct AFB odour. The dog was conditioned to ignore odours of foundation, frames, fresh, healthy brood as well as European Foul-brood (EFB) with and without Paenibacillus alvei. The dog was also conditioned to ignore the odour from all vessels the target odour was provided in. This was done by offering the sterile, 5mL polypropylene tubes for instance, and the dog conditioned to ignore the odour thereof.

The first stage of training involved obedience and searching techniques. A mock apiary was constructed. Thirty painted bee boxes and lids, complete with one or two frames and wax foundation was supplied and used to construct a mock apiary. Once the dog has learnt the searching techniques, the trainer began teaching the dog to detect the odour of AFB. This stage was followed by conditioning the dog to ignore other odours associated with the hive. The dog was also trained to ignore odours emitted by EFB and brood infected with P. alvei.

Suit: A suit was made for the dog. The aim of this was to allow the dog to comfortably walk through the apiary without fear of being stung and without impairing its sense of smell. Materials were sourced by Joshua Kennett, the owner, using a local canvas business to sew the suit.


Suit: A suit was made for the dog. The aim of this was to allow the dog to comfortably walk through the apiary without fear of being stung and without impairing its sense of smell. Materials were sourced by Joshua Kennett, the owner, using a local canvas business to sew the suit.


The author would like to thank John Covey for making available a number of his hives for the trial, as well as assisting with the sampling. I would also like to thank the Apiary officers of DAFF, Queensland (John Zigterman, Hamish Lamb and Patricia Swift) and Howard Prior from the Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory who did the organisation and sampling of the hives with minimum input from me while I was nursing a very sick child in hospital. The trainer, Martin Dominick, also went above and beyond to accommodate difficult timelines. The owner of the dog, Josh Kennett was a delight to work with and a great help with the sampling of the hives for the trial. Thanks to Elroy, the dog that did not make it due to hip problems and finally: Thanks to Baz, Australia’s first and only AFB Sniffer dog!
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