Dogs are proving repeatedly to be more accurate, efficient and effective at locating bat and small bird carcasses in comparison to traditional human visual survey methods.
Our dogs can confidently detect all parts of bat and bird carcasses, for example, wing(s) only, skeletal remains and feather spot.
We typically work on wind farms but can also assist on roadside carcass surveys.
Our Great crested newt (GCN) detection dogs have been trained on live GCN. We hold a Natural England license to keep GCN in captivity up to one year for the purposes of dog training.
Our dogs have been externally tested by Atkins using wild GCN prior to deployment. All dogs passed the two day trials with 100% results.
Water Vole latrines are often in hard to reach areas along river banks. They can pose a real challenge for conventional surveys to be carried out accurately and safely. This is where our dogs come in, they provide a non invasive and efficient method of search when locating latrines in dense vegetation and difficult areas to access.
Hazel Dormouse detection dogs
We have been involved in this research project since 2020.
Attempts have previously been made to use dogs to detect dormice, but these dogs were trained on nest material. Our dogs have been trained on the actual odour of dormouse. The project is still ongoing but so far we have proven that our dogs can correctly identify a hibernating hazel dormouse and ignore other small mammals that may be found in the same habitat as dormice.
A scientific paper will be released upon completion of this project.
Please contact us if have any ideas for research or new projects.
We are pleased to offer continuation training (CT) for handler and dog development to new or established teams. Our highly experienced handlers have a wealth of knowledge within this sector.
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Spend the day with operational conservation detection dogs and their handlers. An insight into the day to day life of these amazing dogs and the work they carry out.
Demonstrations and Educational talks
We work all around the UK offering educational talks and demonstrations for schools, public events and private events.
If you would like us to attend an event please contact us for more information
We provide our own methodologies and risk assessments when requested by a client, but we can adapt these when necessary.
We are a professional and punctual team, going above and beyond for our clients. We have built up a solid client base over the years.
Please contact us if you have any questions or queries that may have not been answered on this website.