Our canine training includes conditioning and aerobic exercising, where each dog is required to run three miles each day. This will help to build stamina, so our canines can maintain peak performance during work hours and are typically able to perform 45 minutes of search operations each hour, which exceeds the industry norm.
EDC’s assigned to this project will be imprinted and trained at our 320-acre, Anniston, AL-based training facility. Canines will be trained to produce a passive response to the indication of odor in a controlled environment. Once the canine has demonstrated its ability to recognize defined explosive odors, the canine will continue training under operational conditions. The canine will be trained to detect odors in five respective cargo configurations as defined by the TSA 3PK9-C cargo certification standards. The canines will be trained to work in a simulated warehouse facility designed to mirror the operational environment, be conditioned to common odors, sounds, and movement, and will be proven to detect explosives at a height of 84” and a depth of 48”. Only live explosives will be used during canine and handler training.