Special Detector Dogs

ACCELERANT DETECTOR DOGS

Accelerant detection canines are quite often used to assist police and fire personnel with the investigation of fires.  Every year there are intentionally set fires that cost billions of dollars and many people’s lives.  Sometimes evidence from these crime scenes can be detected within the burned structure, a vehicle, the area surrounding the fire, or on a person’s clothing or person.

Because a canine possesses over 240 million scent receptors, and because a canine has the ability to detect very minute odors and migrate toward the source, there is only one way to be sure every fire scene is investigated thoroughly.  It is through the use of a properly selection tested, properly trained, and properly maintained accelerant detector dog team.  The IronHeart Training Center provides only the best of the best canines having superior hunt drive, focus and intensity.  There is no room for working dogs with marginal skills.  IronHeart prides itself in the superior quality of dog provided to agencies pursuing an accelerant detection dog.

An accelerant detector dog team requires a lot of hard work and dedication to stay on top of their game.  They are constantly working all of the various ignitable fluids as well as continually working burned scenes, burned items with and without accelerants, as well as open fields, structures, vehicles, clothing, luggage, containers, and people in a crowd.  Any training program should include topics such as operational deployment concerns, evidence preservation, various case law topics, safety, the certification process, and most importantly, maintenance training upkeep and documentation.  When the teams are completed with their training, it is recommended that a nationally recognized association having well recognized certification rules provide a very necessary third party certification.

The IronHeart Training Center prides itself in the selection of their dogs and only recruit dogs having exceptional work ethic, motivation, and hunting prowess.  Anyone purchasing one of our dogs will receive training for the life of the dog as well as timely customer support in the event you experience any problems.  Our many years of training experience has yielded hundreds of top quality working dogs all over the world.

Our handler courses are four to six weeks depending on the experience and skill level of the team.  Our curriculum covers a broad range of topics with an emphasis on leash handling and the prevention of “false alerts”.

MOLD DETECTION DOGS

Just about everybody has some type of mold in their house.  There are literally hundreds of thousands of different types of mold.  Mold has long manifested itself in the confines within walls, baseboards and under floor coverings.  It often times weaves its way in areas we may never think of and cause us to become sick or cause our property values to plummet.  There are many types of mold and some are more harmful than others.  Having a properly selection tested, and trained, mold detection canine, is the only way to ensure you have all the tools at your disposal in your quest to detect and locate mold.

The IronHeart Training Center utilizes tried and true training methods to create very accurate mold detection canines.  Due to our large commercial boarding kennel, we have the means to continually test detector dog candidates and provide only the dogs having the most focus, intensity, and hunt drive.

The IronHeart Training Center prides itself in the selection of their dogs and only recruit dogs having exceptional work ethic, motivation, and hunting prowess.  Anyone purchasing one of our dogs will receive training for the life of the dog as well as timely customer support in the event you experience any problems.  Our many years of training experience has yielded hundreds of top quality working dogs all over the world.

Our handler courses are one to two weeks depending on the experience and skill level of the team.  Our curriculum covers a broad range of topics with an emphasis on leash handling and the prevention of “false alerts”.

 

Termite Detection Dogs

Termites cause billions of dollars of damage to homes and other structures in the United States every year.  They steadily consume wood and sheetrock in walls, ceilings and floors.  It has been estimated that termites cause more damage than tornadoes, hurricanes, and storms combined.  They have lived on Earth for around 250 million years and construct some of the largest nests of any insect.  They can be so troublesome that most insurance companies do not provide coverage of damage resulting from a termite infestation.

Termites use chemical odors to communicate.  These chemical odors, called pheromones, are used to find mates, to warn others about danger, and to mark trails that can be followed by other termites. Pheromones are chemical scents undetectable to humans. Termites rely on scent to communicate because they are blind. While tunneling underground, the foraging termites lay down a trail of pheromone which they secrete from glands on their abdomen. When a food source is located, the odor trail is intensified to recruit other termites to the feeding site. Termites cannot “eat” wood. Termites require the help of single-cell organisms in their stomachs to digest it. Another gas produced by the digestive process of termites is methane. Termite methane production is said to be a contributor to global warming

Due to the various odors contributing to the scent picture surrounding termites, detector dogs can be extremely useful in locating them.  A termite detection dog is capable of locating these destructive insects long before they cause readily visible signs of damage.

The IronHeart Training Center prides itself in the selection of their dogs and only recruit dogs having exceptional work ethic, motivation, and hunting prowess.  Anyone purchasing one of our dogs will receive training for the life of the dog as well as timely customer support in the event you experience any problems.  Our many years of training experience has yielded hundreds of top quality working dogs all over the world.

Our handler courses are one to two weeks depending on the experience and skill level of the team.  Our curriculum covers a broad range of topics with an emphasis on leash handling and the prevention of “false alerts”.