DK9UK is a family run business based in the highlands of Perthshire providing accredited handler training and operational search dog services to a range of diverse clients.
After more than a decade living in the United States working for the department of corrections as a unit security officer & dog handler, Ian made the move back to Scotland with his family where he is one of Scotland's only independently licensed operational drug & firearms detection dog handlers. Most recently in 2020 after a year long mentorship Ian became the first ever NASDU accredited training provider in Scotland offering operational handler training courses.
WE SUPPLY part/fully trained detection dogs in multiple disciplines, all training is with live substance not pseudo substitute.
OUR DOGS detect Drugs, Firearms, Cash, Explosives, Pyrotechnics and Tobacco.
OUR TEAMS are fully licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and hold vetting through Disclosure Scotland and UK Disclosure & Barring service (DBS). All handlers are fully qualified in their disciplines by recognised awarding bodies to meet BS8571-2:2016.
WE ARE Scotland's only accredited National Association Of Security Dog Users
( NASDU ) training provider, delivering handler training to BS 8571-2:2016.
All DK9UK courses are nationally recognised Level 3 Certification for Detection Dog Handlers with the aim to provide the learner with the basic skills and underpinning knowledge that is required to ensure the provision of a professional level of service as a Detection Dog team.
The qualification has been developed by NASDU to meet the National Occupational Standard for a security detection dog handler and the training requirements contained within BS8571-2:2016 with accreditation being awarded by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) who are regulated awarding organisation with OFQUAL, SQS and recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Training of these course will be delivered over a number of weeks at several live training venues and will be of sufficient duration to ensure competency with a minimum of 100 GLH'S. Recognition of formal prior learning is permissible and can be determened prior to commencment of the course.
Course assessment shall be carried out by an independent NASDU/ACPO instructor to ensure no partiality or conflict of interest from your trainer. The course assessment will consist of both practical and theory elements with the weight of assessment being on the observation of safe systematic search and positive indication of target scent.
PART/FULLY TRAINED DETECTION DOGS
We can help in the procurement, training, and supply of quality trained detection dogs in multiple disciplines. All dogs we supply come with a full veterinarian health check, microchipped, and full vaccination history along with comprehensive training records . POA
REAL WORLD TRAINING
ONE 2 ONE
PRACTICAL AND THEORY
When training new and operational handlers we only ever use live training venues in PERTH, DUNDEE, FIFE and EDINBURGH to allow both dog and handler real world training experiences.
Prior to commencment of your course you will be required to hold a current Security Industry Authority license. Local courses can be found at www.get-licensed.co.uk
On completion of initial training you will be required to maintain and advance your skills with monthly continuation training along with quarterly and annual assessments to maintain your operational license.
Yes, you can use your own dog. Once they have passed a suitability assessment and have been fully imprinted on the target substance. All of this would have to happen prior to commencement of your course.
We are more than happy to provide demonstrations of what our operational detection dogs can do for your workplace, educational institute and healthcare organisation.
To arrange a site visit to discuss and identify your needs, whether it's a one-off search, short or long term contracts. It is as simple as contacting us from the details below.