SafeLane Global has a dedicated canine training facility based in Pretoria; it is an internationally recognised centre of excellence established in 1998.
It is situated on 8 hectares and is custom designed with on-site training facilities.
All canines receive an exceptional level of training from the SafeLane Global team of trainers, led by its Kennel Master.
The Training Facility General Manager and the Canine Operations Manager select high quality dogs from registered providers to undergo thorough training in skills such as patrolling, explosive and narcotic detection as required by clients.
Throughout their development, dogs are exposed to an exhaustive range of stimuli, scenarios and locations. For example, dummy minefields, buildings, ruins, shopping malls, items of baggage and vehicles of all types.
A close relationship between a dog and its handler is established early, with the handler spending as much time with their dogs as they can. This ensures a symbiosis between them that has proven effects in the field.
Under the watchful guidance of the senior managers, dog training is constantly monitored both internally and externally by a third party. This verifies that dogs and handlers are fully competent.
Continuation training occurs every day throughout a dog’s working life. This ensures that handler and canine skills remain sharp and current.
For dogs not on active duty it means they are ready to deploy at short notice. In the last three years alone, the Training Facility has trained and supported the deployment of 250 canines in the field.
SafeLane Global is committed to quality management, and to this end adheres to ISO9001:2015 guidelines. Its Training Facility in South Africa and kennel facilities in Kabul, and Erbil allow it to provide the highest standard of training to its canines, ensuring optimum performance levels.
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Detection dogs in Afghanistan: impressed with the professionalism
"[SafeLane Global's] main duties include, vehicle searching (HGV's and cars) at a very busy Entry Control Point, and the twice daily sweep of a large construction site... When called upon the handlers who are permanently based here also search baggage and stores that need to come into this site. Their professionalism and good humour in sometimes very arduous conditions cannot recommended highly enough. The management I come into contact with on a very regular basis have an excellent working relationship with me and as far as I can see with their handlers, and it is obvious to me that the welfare of their men and animals here, and the quality of service is paramount to them. I am impressed with the professionalism of [SafeLane Global's] personnel at this location and they are a major contributing factor to the safety and security of this very important and prestigious construction site."
Exceptional and professional detection dog handling
Global Strategies Afghanistan
"In the seven years that Global Integrated Security has worked with [SafeLane Global] in both Iraq and Afghanistan, they has consistently demonstrated exceptional and professional detection dog handling services. On the multiple projects in which we have worked with [SafeLane Global], including key critical infrastructure protection ... [SafeLane Global] has provided knowledgeable and experienced Explosive Detection and Patrol dog teams and handlers. Any changes to the scope of work or issues with the teams were addressed in a timely and efficient manner, enabling operations to continue smoothly. GIS looks forward to continued working and teaming with [SafeLane Global] to provide essential security and protective services in high risk locations."
I would thoroughly recommend SafeLane Global’s explosive detection dogs
"[SafeLane Global] handlers, without exception, have been loyal, trustworthy, disciplined and dedicated to delivering this invaluable service which is essential to protecting the integrity of the British Embassy. From the intense heat of summer to the freezing cold of winter the ED Dogs have been worked efficiently and it is obvious how well the [SafeLane Global] handlers care for them both in terms of welfare and training. In short – a job well done and I would thoroughly recommend the EDD product that [SafeLane Global] provide as a reliable, professional and well supported product."