Roles and Responsibilities of a Patrol Dog Handler
Control of a Patrol Dog
Controlling a General Purpose Patrol Dog
Health, Well-being and Safety of a Patrol Dog
If you’re considering working in the security sector, you will frequently hear the mention of SIA.
SIA stands for ‘security industry authority’. They are the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry.
Having an SIA licence ensures that individuals working in the security industry are adequately trained, are vetted and have undergone full background checks, and meet the standards expected of regulated private security services.
This is why individuals working in the security industry require an SIA licence.
The Nasdu is the National Association of Security Dog Users. NASDU promotes welfare, standards, training and education within the Security Dog Sector and offers support and guidance to its membership.
The NASDU (Level 2) dog handler course covers the basic skills and knowledge required to work as a general-purpose Security Dog Handler. During the course you will learn how to be a professional dog handler and how to look after, guide and use the skills of a trained dog the Dog Handler Training Course.
As a dog handler, you would be teamed with a specially trained dog and would be responsible for its care and control. A number of organisations use dog handlers in active roles, including the police, Army, RAF, search and rescue organisations and private security firms.
The type of tasks that would involve a dog handler include preventing and detecting criminal activity and searching for missing persons.
This course is assessed by an accredited NASDU Instructor and consists of on-going practical assessment and written examination(s).
You can hire a Dog, usually available for £100 for the entire course.
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Answer a few simple questions and find out if this is the right course for you.
To be a professional dog handler you should at least like dogs.
A good dog handler is patient and understands that training takes time and is willing to spend time with their dog to enhance their skill set.