Detection Dog Services

Professional and Effective Detection Dog Services & Training

Affordable and reliable detection dog training services that offer you security and peace of mind

Detection Dog Programs for Schools

detection dogs for schools

With the concern for school safety increasing, the use of detection dogs in schools is on the rise. We offer detection dog services for schools to increase overall safety for both students and administrators. Our detection dog services are flexible and affordable and therefore, allow schools the opportunity to create a program that will work best for their particular situation. We also offer customized drug recognition programs for school administrators and staff and explain updated concealment techniques as well as other training programs. All of the detection dogs that we utilize in school sweeps are not only effective but are extremely social and indicate with only a passive alert, eliminating concerns about safety and damage to personal property.

Private Detection Dogs for Businesses

drug dogs for private business

We understand how important it is to make sure that your business is as efficient and profitable as possible.  To help you, we offer a variety of affordable detection dog services for businesses.  Our drug detection dogs can quickly and efficiently sweep your place of business to ensure that that illegal drug activity is not occurring.  This will often reduce absenteeism, theft, workplace injuries and workers compensation claims.  Our explosives detection dogs allow us to provide you with reliable security to reduce the risk of workplace violence.  For businesses such as hotels, motels, theaters, resorts and daycares, we offer effective bed bug detection services that are independent of extermination companies.

Private Detection Dogs for Individuals

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One of the most important elements in helping family members, regardless of their age, to overcome their addiction to drugs is early detection.  As everyone feels most comfortable at home, hiding drugs in the home or a personal automobile is a very common occurrence among drug users.  If you have a child or family member, who you believe is using illegal drugs or may be storing and hiding drugs in or around your home, our drug detection dogs can help.  Our drug dog teams can quickly and efficiently search your property for illegal contraband so that you can be assured that no illegal drugs are in your home.  Our services allow you to have control of the situation without a law enforcement presence.

Detection Dogs for Sporting Venues and Public Events

detection dogs for sports venues

With the increase of domestic and international terrorist threats during sporting events and other public gatherings, the need for explosive detection dogs to ensure security during these events is increasing.  Our explosives detection dog teams can offer you that security and peace of mind by checking arenas, sporting events, coliseums and other areas.  Our explosive detection dogs are trained to locate a variety of explosive compounds and formulas such as TNT, RDX, PETN, Nitrates, Chlorates, TATP, HMTD and can also readily locate concealed weapons and ammunition.  Our detection dog teams can be employed to scan a venue prior to an event and our dogs are social enough around the public that they can also be employed to work during an event to intercept contraband that someone may attempt to smuggle in.

Detection Dogs for Trucking, Shipping and Common Carriers

detection dogs for trucking companies

In this day and age, common carriers are an easy target for those who wish to smuggle contraband from one place to another.  Shipping companies and common carriers can lose hundreds of thousands of dollars each year due to contraband being smuggled in legitimate loads and without the knowledge of the owner/operator.  This problem can cause companies to lose money, time, product as well as valuable equipment.  our detection dog teams can assist companies by offering prescreening programs as well as random screenings to ensure that contraband is not being smuggled into legitimate loads.  This can ensure that your load gets to it’s final destination on-time and without losses.  Our detection dog screenings are fast, accurate and affordable.

Detection Dogs for Cruise lines and Maritime Operations

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The regular use of properly trained and handled detection dog teams can be a valuable asset to cruise lines, cargo shipping companies and other maritime business operations.  Drug detection dog teams can ensure that illegal drugs are not being smuggled within legitimate cargo loads aboard cargo ships.  Explosives detection dog teams can provide a sense of safety as a result of prescreening chips prior to departure to ensure that no weapons or explosives are aboard.  Our bed bug detection dogs can detect even the slightest gathering of bed bugs before an infestation occurs.  Our detection dog teams can save companies time and  headaches, in addition to thousands of dollars in their maritime operations.

Detection Dogs for Aviation Operations

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Detection dogs can play an important role in both private and commercial aviation operations.  These dogs can be used to inspect for drugs, weapons, explosives, bed bugs as well as other contraband.  Explosives detection teams can provide security at aviation facilities as well as screen cargo and luggage prior to flights.  Drug detection dog services can ensure that luggage and other cargo is not tainted with illegal drugs and other contraband.  Bed bug detection dogs can be used by commercial airlines to give passengers peace of mind that their aircraft does not include “extra passengers”.

The spread of Bed Bugs is an ever increasing global problem. Bed bug infestations have been reported in all 50 US States and the spread of bed bugs increases due to the ease of world travel. Bed bugs are commonly found in homes, hotels, convention centers, theaters, resorts and other locations where the public commonly visits and stays. Bed bugs can cause serious reactions with some people. Our bed bug detection dog services are able to pinpoint the source of bed bugs in a variety of environments.

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Conservation Detection Dogs

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Wildlife conservation and biological survey assistance organizations can greatly benefit from a skillfully trained detection dog. Highland Canine Training is capable of providing both the dog and the training to detect endangered animals or the scat, guano or feces from these animals for the purpose of surveying them in their habitat. Cats, bats, other mammals, snakes, amphibians and reptiles are among just a few of the species of animals that conservation detection dogs can be trained to find. Of special interest are certain endangered species of animal such as the Indiana Bat. When compared to netting, trapping and other methods, the use of a conservation detection dog is often a more accurate method of surveying endangered animals. Conservation detection dogs can be trained with either a passive or an active final indication depending on the type of animal or feces imprinted.

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Affordable and Reliable Detection Dog Services

Highland Canine Training, LLC offers the most comprehensive detection dog services available. We offer professional and discreet commercial detection dog services to assist our clients in providing a safe and secure environment .  Our services can easily be tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.

All of our detection (sniffer) dogs are procured, trained and handled by the experienced dog training staff at Highland Canine Training, LLC.  Our dogs are initially trained at our 17+ acre facility located in the foothills of North Carolina.  However, a majority of their maintenance training is conducted in the demanding field environments where they are required to work.  We utilize warehouses, office complexes, schools, residences, arenas and even busy city streets for the regular training sessions that these dogs require to maintain their detection skills at the highest level.

Our dog handlers and trainers have years of experience in working with detection dogs of all types in both law enforcement and civilian settings.  We have over twenty years of experience in training detection dogs and handlers for law enforcement and military handlers across the globe.

We proudly provide detection dogs that are highly trained to exceed national standards and whose skills are maintained daily to ensure the utmost detection proficiency.  Our  dogs are meticulously tested, selected and trained to ensure that they are the best detection dogs available.   Our dogs and handlers are stationed throughout the Southeast United States, but can easily be deployed globally.

If your goal is to establish a program of your own, we can train a dog and handler team to meet your company’s specific needs.   These teams can be trained to  detect drugs and explosives as well as specialty odors to include: cellphones, weapons, mold, scat , termites, bed bugs, reptiles, amphibians and other species of animals.

Private Explosives Detection Dogs

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Private bomb detection dog services are available to anyone wishing to increase their level of security at schools, businesses or at events.  Our bomb detection dogs are trained to locate a variety of explosives including TNT, PETN, RDX, Nitrates, Chlorates, HMTD and TATP.  because of the way that these dogs are trained and imprinted, they will also commonly locate firearms and ammunition that are concealed.  All of our Bomb detection dogs are trained with a passive indication and are non aggressive.



Private Drug Detection Dogs

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Private drug detection dog services are offered for the benefit of schools, businesses and individuals.  Our drug detection dogs are trained to locate marijuana, cocaine, heroin and  methamphetamines.  Even though our drug detection dogs are not specifically trained to locate prescription drugs, they will often show interest in the presence of larger quantities.  All of our drug detection dogs are non intimidating, social,  retriever breeds that are trained with a passive alert to drug odor.

Our private drug detection dogs are impeccably trained to meet or exceed the highest national standards.  They are trained to locate the odors of cocaine HCL, “crack” cocaine, heroin, marijuana, hashish, methamphetamines, MDMA and other commonly abused drugs. Even though our private drug detection dogs are not specifically trained to locate prescription drugs, they will often show interest in them if found in large quantities.

All of our private drug detection dogs are trained with a passive, non-aggressive indication to ensure that we can pinpoint the source of the drug odor without causing damage to personal property.  Our drug detection dogs are trained with a “freeze and lock” final indication when they locate the source of narcotic odors.  Our drug detection dogs are “proofed” off common odors such as food, human odor, masking odors and animal waste to ensure that they are the most reliable drug dogs available.  Drug detection dogs are capable of locating the source of narcotic odor even if the drugs have been removed or relocated.  This information about residual odors can be valuable for employers and school administrators in eradicating drugs from their property.

Our private drug detection dogs are efficient in searching homes, warehouses, offices, dorms, and a variety of private and commercial vehicles.  Our drug detection dogs are trained an maintained 5-6 days per week and much of their maintenance training is conducted in demanding field environments.  We also often train with local authorities that have a variety of drugs in different quantities to ensure the utmost proficiency with our drug detection dogs.  These dogs are able to locate the odor of both small and large quantities of drug odors even when they are concealed deep within vehicles and other locations.  Our drug detection dogs are able to efficiently work on-leash to check areas where they are required to be on-leash and they are able to work off-leash to check large areas quickly.