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Security Dog Handler

Security Dog Handler

“If you love dogs and you are keen to use your observation skills, this could be just what you are looking for.”


As a dog handler, you would work with a specially trained dog and be responsible for its care and control. You and your dog would work as a team, helping to prevent and detect crime. You could also find lost or missing people or protect property.

Day-to-day duties can include tracking missing people, providing security, searching for explosives and illegal items and searching for casualties following accidents.

Good dog handlers need patience and confidence. They need to be comfortable working on their own. They also need to be able to judge a situation accurately and react instantly. You will need to have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and may benefit from having a recognised security qualification alongside some experience.

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