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(IDD)
Improvised
Explosive
DRAFT
Detector Dog
Proposal
January 18, 2011
Prepared by:
Leighton Oosthuisen
Training Director
Tel 480 595 6700
Fax 480 595 6885
[email protected]
linkedin.com/in/leightonoosthuisen
www.PartnersWorkingDogs.com
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary
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Objective4
Experience4
What is an IDD (Improvised Explosive Dog)
4
Areas of Concern
4
Why Arizona
5
Our Capabilities
6
State of Arizona Benefit
6
Summary7
Media Article
8
Contracts Recently awarded
9
American K-9 Detection
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American K-9 Interdiction
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K2 Solutions
10
DRAFT
Administration11
Corporate structure
12
Offices12
Contact List
12
Confidentiality12
What do we Need
13
Administrative13
Certification of Canines
13
Facilities13
Stages of Plan
14
Resume on Leighton Oosthuisen
15
Philosophy19
Our Training Facility
20
Kennel Facilities
21
Partners Staff
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Training Facilities
23
Indoor Training Facilities
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Outdoor Training Facilities
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Obstacle Facilities
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List of Obstacles
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Explosives29
What is the Purpose of Explosives
Scent Imprinting Aids (Pseudo)
Use of Scent Imprinting Aids (SIA)
Scent Imprinting Aids controversy
advantage of using Scent Imprinting:
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Disadvatage of using Scent Imprinting
Scent Imprinting Aid Suppliers
ScentLogix™ K9 ScentKits
XM NESTT K9 Training Aids
Types of Explosives used
Explosives License Application
Storage of Explosives
Long Term Storage
Short Term (In-transit) Storage
Quantity of Explosives in use
Storage Volumes
Storage Distances
Specifications for Storage Vault
Explosives Storage Regulations
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COMPETING VENDORS
Competing Facilities
List of Competing Contractors
Main Contractors in the Industry
American K-9 Detection Services
American K-9 Interdiction
K 2 Solutions
Ronco Consulting
Types of Explosives used
Training Operations
Vehicle searches
Area searches
Building searches
Baggage searches
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NAICS Codes
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Executive Summary
Objective
The training and supply of Improvised Explosive Detection Dogs (IDD’s), also known
as “Bomb Detection Dogs”, to the Department of Defense, US Border Patrol and other
approved parties.
Experience
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Leighton Oosthuisen, along with the staff at Partners Working Dogs, have decades of
experience training dogs in the protection, tracking, detection and behavioral field.
What is an IDD (Improvised Explosive
Dog)
ÂÂ An IDD is a canine that has been trained to search for an explosive.
ÂÂ There are various breeds of dogs in use.
ÂÂ Breeds include Labradors, German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and Beagles.
ÂÂ Dogs can be trained as Single Purpose or as Multi-Purpose Working Dogs.
ÂÂ Single Purpose Dogs are trained for one task only, for example Narcotics.
These dogs take less time, and are less expensive to train. The untrained dogs are
also easier to source, easier to train and have a lower failure rate. The disadvantage
is that they are less efficient (limited in their use) in the field.
ÂÂ Multi Purpose Working Dogs (MPWD’s) are dogs trained in multiple tasks.
Generally a Multi-Purpose MWD (Military Working Dog) is trained in Patrol
(Protection) and in Detection, generally explosives. Some are also trained to track
and search for Narcotics.
ÂÂ For example the Army is requesting bids on dogs trained in IED’s, Patrol and
Tracking.
ÂÂ Multi Purpose MWD’s are far more expensive, difficult to procure (purchase
young dogs), train and transition. They also have a much shorter working life, and
a higher failure rate. They are often teamed with handlers, and cost in the hundreds
of thousands of dollars.
ÂÂ While most trainers avoid MPWD’s, Leighton has successfully trained both
types of dogs for years.
Areas of Concern
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Executive Summary Continued
There are four areas of concern facing the dogs currently deployed.
ÂÂ Lack of candidates
ÂÂ Time and cost of training
ÂÂ Insufficient conditioning of dogs in action
ÂÂ Dogs suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Lack of Candidates
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ÂÂ According to sources they simply need more dogs.
ÂÂ One estimate by the military was for at least 600 dogs by next year, not including
replacing dogs currently in service.
ÂÂ Border Patrol, TSA and Customs are also looking for more dogs.
Time and Cost of Training
ÂÂ It currently takes four to six months to train single purpose IDD’s.
ÂÂ The costs of a Single Purpose Working Dog ranges from $30,000 to $50,000.
ÂÂ The cost of a Multi Purpose Working Dog ranges from $100,000 to $250,000.
ÂÂ The cost of a Team (Dog and Handler) is over $500,000.
Conditioning & Acclimatization
ÂÂ Lack of sufficient acclimatization and conditioning during training has caused
many dogs to fail, some even before they are deployed in action.
ÂÂ Many fail when exposed to gunfire and explosions.
ÂÂ Many of the facilities in the United States do not have enough training capabilities
ÂÂ Weather conditions do not replicate what they see in action
Why Arizona
ÂÂ Arizona is the perfect location for the training of IDD’s.
ÂÂ Our climate, humidity and environmental conditions are similar to those
overseas.
ÂÂ Hot and dry conditions are perfect; while cold and wet areas are within a short
drive.
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Executive Summary Continued
ÂÂ The numerous training areas, mountains, abandoned mines, buildings and
vehicle yards make this perfect to correctly train, socialize, acclimatize and
condition these canines for the Afghanistan mountains.
ÂÂ Arizona has access to aircraft, military bases, schools and stadiums.
Our Capabilities
ÂÂ We are currently able to kennel sixty (60) dogs at our facility.
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ÂÂ We currently train about forty (40) dogs, twice per day.
ÂÂ We are able to increase that capability to sixty (60) dogs within one month.
ÂÂ Our training facility is capable of sustaining training of up to sixty (60) dogs
ÂÂ We currently have eighty percent of the facilities needed to fulfil this training.
ÂÂ We currently have about a dozen dogs in training.
ÂÂ We are able to commence training on an additional thirty dogs immediately.
ÂÂ With assistance from the State and Law Enforcement, we could be up and
running within a period of thirty days.
State of Arizona Benefit
ÂÂ Arizona can become a primary resource for Explosive Detection Canines
ÂÂ All funds we earn will be spent here in Arizona (excluding purchase of dogs)
ÂÂ We will need to hire an additional sixty employees
ÂÂ Many of the new employees can be retired Military
ÂÂ We are also able to hire disabled vets to perform certain duties.
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Executive Summary Continued
Summary
ÂÂ There is a urgent need for Improvised Explosive Detector Dogs (IDD’s)
ÂÂ We believe we are able to procure suitable canines from Europe, South Africa
and the United States.
ÂÂ We believe we have the knowledge to commence training detection canines.
ÂÂ We believe we already have, or have access to, the facilities we need to
commence training these IDD’s.
DRAFT
ÂÂ We have already sourced twelve dogs that could be imported within 14 days.
ÂÂ We have access to another 20 to 30 dogs, and could have them in training
within 60 days.
ÂÂ We estimate we can supply 60 completed dogs in our first year
ÂÂ We estimate that from year two, we can supply 100 dogs every six months.
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Contracts Recently awarded
American K-9 Detection
$15 million
American K-9 Detection Services, Inc., Lake Mary, Fla., was awarded on Dec. 11, 2009, a
$15,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for a working dog patrol, narcotic
and explosive detection services, and to operate throughout Regional Command South,
Afghanistan. Work is to be performed in Regional Command South, Afghanistan, with an
estimated completion date of Dec. 10, 2010. Two bids solicited with two bids received. Bagram Regional Contracting Center, Bagram Airfields, Afghanistan, is the contracting
activity (W91B4N-10-C-5001).
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American K-9 Interdiction
$18 million to $34 million
American K-9 Interdiction*, Carrollton, Va., is being awarded a $18,426,926 firm-fixed
price contract for Improvised Explosive Device Detector Dog (IDD) training, sustainment
& conditioning and handler /team integration training. The contract will also provide for
kenneling of the IDD and basic care during the period of performance. This contract contains an options, which if exercised will bring the contract value to
$34,659,851. Work will be performed in Hartsville, S.C. (60 percent), Carrsville, Va. (30 percent), and at
team integration training venues designated by the U.S. Marine Corps (currently TwentyNine Palms, Calif.) prior to deployment (10 percent). Work is expected to be completed
Sept. 29, 2011, and continue to Sept 2012 if the option is exercised. Contract funds in
the amount of $18,426,926 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract
was a competitively procured 100% Set Aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small
Businesses via the Federal Business Opportunities/Navy Electronic Commercial Online
websites, with five offers received. The U.S. Marine Corps, Regional Contracting Office,
National Capitol Region, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M00264-10-C-0022).
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Media Article
$19 Billion Later, Pentagon’s Best Bomb-Detector Is a Dog
ÂÂ Drones, metal detectors, chemical sniffers, and super spycams — forget ‘em.
The leader of the Pentagon’s multibillion military task force to stop improvised
bombs says there’s nothing in the U.S. arsenal for bomb detection more powerful
than a dog’s nose.
ÂÂ Despite a slew of bomb-finding gagdets, the American military only locates
about 50 percent of the improvised explosives planted in Afghanistan and Iraq.
But that number jumps to 80 percent when U.S. and Afghan patrols take dogs
along for a sniff-heavy walk. “Dogs are the best detectors,” Lieutenant General
Michael Oates, the commander of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat
Organization, told a conference yesterday, National Defense reports. That’s not
the greatest admission for a well-funded organization — nearly $19 billion since
2004, according to a congressional committee — tasked with solving one of the
military’s wickedest problems.
DRAFT
ÂÂ Improvised explosive devices continue to rise in Afghanistan. There were 1,062
successful bomb attacks in the first eight months of 2010 there, compared to 820
during the previous period in 2009. Making matters worse in Afghanistan is the
fact that most homemade bombs there are powered by fertilizers and chemicals,
rendering metal detectors useless.
ÂÂ Picking up the chemical signature of those bombs should be relatively
straightforward — just a matter of picking up the stray molecules that float away
from unstable explosive material. In practice, it hasn’t been so easy. In 1997, a
young program manager at Darpa launched the “Dog’s Nose” progam, to develop
a bomb-sniffer as good as a canine’s. Today, that program manager, Regina Dugan,
runs the entire agency. And Darpa is still has a project on the books to “leverag[e]
the components of the canine olfactory system to create a breakthrough detection
system.”
ÂÂ Detection is a “significant challenge,” Oates tells National Defense.
ÂÂ The core problem: the bombs are still proliferating — and not just in Afghanistan
and Iraq, but globally. According to statistics Darpa provided Danger Room last
month, for the last six months, there have been an average of 273 monthly IED
incidents around the world excluding Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s hard to believe
anyone would have such a problem with JIEDDO’s budget if the threat from the
cheap, easy-to-rig bombs were receding.
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K2 Solutions
$8.7 million
K2 Solutions, Inc.*, Southern Pines, N.C., is being awarded an $8,733,779 firm-fixed price
contract for the purchase of 112 trained and certified Improvised Explosive Device Detector
Dogs (IDD). This requirement also involves procuring and maintaining a pool of 247 IDDs;
training for the selected IDDs; and five weeks of training of IDD handlers. The contract will
also provide for kenneling of the IDDs, to include feeding and medical care of IDDs during
the period of performance; team integration training for four weeks at a training venue
designated by the United States Marine Corps, currently Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.; and
contractor field support services to assist the USMC after deployment. This contract will
include an option for the procurement of replacement IDDs, if exercised, would bring the
cumulative value of this contract to $8,763,779. The work will be performed in Southern
Pines, N.C., and Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., and work is expected to be completed Aug.
4, 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $8,733,779 will expire at the end of the current
fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via a request for proposals, with three
proposals solicited and three offers received. The USMC, Regional Contracting Office,
National Capitol Region, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M00264-09-C-0028).
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Administration
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Corporate structure
Partners Working Dogs, Inc. is an Arizona corporation.
It was incorporated in December 2010.
Its’ goal is the training of working dogs for the Detection, Protection and Service dog
industry.
Offices
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The training school is located at 4640 E Forest Pleasant Place, Cave Creek AZ 85331.
Contact List
Primary Contact: Leighton Oosthuisen 480 595 6700
Secondary Contact: Julie Banfill
480 595 6700
Confidentiality
All information and images contained herein is Copyright Leighton Oosthuisen, and may
not be distributed, emailed or photocopied without written permission.
Some of the documents contained herein are also Federally Protected documents, and
therefore are subject to their rules of disclosure.
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What do we Need
Administrative
Licensing
ÂÂ Explosives License to possess small amounts of explosives for training purposes
ÂÂ Narcotics License to posses small amounts of explosives for training purposes
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Certification of Canines
ÂÂ Depending on the Contract (Client) there are varying requirements for the
Certification of detection canines.
ÂÂ Some contracts call for the dogs to be certify by the Marine Corp in Yuma,
Arizona, to certify the dogs.
ÂÂ Others require that training is done by “Certified Detection Dog Instructors”.
ÂÂ We can either send one or more of our senior employees for training at a
qualified facility.
ÂÂ Another option is to hire a qualified person to supervise the training, thereby
meeting the requirements of the contract.
ÂÂ A third option is to hire one of more instructors to train and qualify our staff.
Facilities
Storage locker for transport and storage of explosives
ÂÂ We need to purchase (new or used) a storage locker for the storage of our
explosives.
ÂÂ In addition we will need a “day box” for the daily transport of the training aids
used by the dogs for that day.
Training access to the following areas.
ÂÂ Old Mines
ÂÂ Airports
ÂÂ Railway stations and / or trains
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What
do we
Need Continued
ÂÂ Used / Abandoned vehicle yards
Training cooperation with the following groups / divisions
ÂÂ Law Enforcement in general
ÂÂ Bomb Squad
ÂÂ Department of Homeland Security
ÂÂ Arizona Department of Public Safety
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ÂÂ Arizona Guard
Stages of Plan
Phase 1 - Preparation of Basic Training Facilities (COMPLETED)
Phase 2- Training of Instructors and Demonstration Dogs (IN-PROGRESS)
Phase 3 - Obtaining our first Contract (IN-PROGRESS)
Phase 4- Commencement of Contract (FUTURE)
Phase 5 - Delivery of Completed Canines (FUTURE)
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Resume on Leighton Oosthuisen
Profile
Leighton Oosthuisen is the Training Director and Founder of
Partners Working Dogs, Inc.
As a professional dog trainer and animal behaviorist for 30
years, Leighton Oosthuisen has served in the military,
law enforcement and search & rescue in various
capacities.
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ÂÂ His training dogs in the movie industry,
security industry and private sector has allowed
him to develop effective training methods to
ensure the dogs will perform in a number of
different situations.
ÂÂ Over the past 20 years he has taught hundreds
of professional handlers and worked with or
supervised the training of more than 25,000 dogs.
ÂÂ He is an accomplished photographer,
conservationist and competitive shooter.
Experience
Partners Dog Training School (Cave Creek, Arizona) 1989 - present
ÂÂ Leighton is the owner, founder and Training Director of Partners Dog Training,
a division of Partners Animal Institute, Inc..
ÂÂ With a staff of 40 full-time and part-time trainers, Partners trains dogs in
multiple capacities: companion, advanced obedience, service and agility.
ÂÂ Additionally, Leighton has experience working with horses, cats, snakes and
entertainment animals.
ÂÂ Partners trains approximately 3,000 dogs per year, twenty classes a week and
thirty lessons a day. Annually they conduct eight to ten community seminars, six
canine events and two instructor training courses.
ÂÂ Leighton’s rattlesnake avoidance program for dogs is the largest in the world,
and has been featured on television, radio and in newspapers.
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Resume
on
Leighton Oosthuisen
continued
ÂÂ Leighton and Partners Dog Training School has appeared on Arizona’s local
Channel 3TV, Channel 15 TV, KTAR radio, Phoenix Republic newspaper, and
various magazines.
Partners Working Dogs, Inc. (Cave Creek Arizona) Established 2010
Formerly Partners Service & Protection Dogs 1985 - present
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ÂÂ Over the past twenty five years, Leighton has trained over 200 personal and
sports protection dogs for clients.
ÂÂ These ranged from advanced dogs trained to search, apprehend and guard; to
the basic bark, bite and hold dogs.
ÂÂ Clients include law enforcement, private individuals, celebrities, coaches and
players for the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Diamondbacks and Coyotes.
ÂÂ Leighton was featured on Arizona’s local Channel 5 with his protection dog
program, and has appeared on local and national television.
Partners Movie Production Division (Cave Creek, Arizona) 1986 - present
ÂÂ Aside from a professional dog trainer and behaviorist. Leighton has a passion
for photography and videography.
ÂÂ His work frequently appears through print, online and on television mediums.
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Resume
on
Leighton Oosthuisen
continued
ÂÂ Some of the movies he has worked on are Howling IV, Purgatory and Winged
Migration. Commercials include Petsmart, Titleist, Toyota, BBC, Animal Planet
and Discovery.
Partners Service Dog Division (Cave Creek, Arizona) 1989 - present
ÂÂ Leighton has been training and supplying handicap assistance dogs since 1989.
These dogs assist handicapped recipients with daily work and home functions such
as stability, hearing and sight assistance.
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Narcotic Detection Canines (Prosec Investigations Agency) 1996-1999
ÂÂ In 1996 Leighton founded the narcotics detection and prevention program,
in conjunction with the Paradise Valley School District. He trained canines and
supervised the daily operations of the program, which resulted in hundreds of
successful searches and no incidents. The program was featured on Good Morning
America, in the Arizona Republic and on Arizona’s local Channel 12.
Search & Rescue K-9’s (Scottsdale, Arizona) 1998-2004
ÂÂ Leighton trained with the Phoenix Field & Obedience search dog group, where
he trained, instructed and competed with his German Shepherd, Izzy. This group
included members of law enforcement and FEMA. In 1999 Leighton competed in
and won the Tracking Dog Trial in Tucson, Arizona, trialing with dogs from all
over the Southwest United States.
Canine Institute (South Africa) 1985-1987
ÂÂ Leighton was the founder and Training Director of The Canine Institute, a
company that specialized in training of working canines.
ÂÂ These dogs were trained to detect explosives, narcotics and other substances for
the private and law enforcement sectors.
ÂÂ With a staff of twelve, they taught eight classes per week with about thirty dogs
in training.
South African Police Services (South Africa 1986-1989)
ÂÂ After leaving the Military, Leighton joined the South African Police Reserves
as a patrol officer.
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Resume
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Leighton Oosthuisen
continued
ÂÂ His merit and skill resulted in promotion to detective. He also worked undercover
on narcotics and anti-terrorism operations.
Military Service (South African Defense Force) - 1983-1985
ÂÂ Leighton served in the Military Working Dog Unit, of the SADF Special Forces.
During this time he trained and handled explosive detection, narcotic detection and
tracker dogs.
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ÂÂ He was deployed as the Section Leader of the Bomb Dog team, working with
the Police Bomb Unit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Licenses
ÂÂ Available on request
References
ÂÂ Available on request
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Philosophy
ÂÂ We believe in a combination of motivation and compulsion.
ÂÂ We believe dogs must know and follow a hierarchy. We believe the Handler
must understand the dogs behavior.
ÂÂ Like children, dogs should possess a foundation of understanding. This means
they need to know how to deal with control, obedience and privileges.
ÂÂ They need to learn what is unacceptable and that there is a consequence for
breaking the rules.
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ÂÂ They need to respect others, and learn to love and understand the family they
share a home with.
ÂÂ We believe in educating Handlers in how to work with their dog.
ÂÂ We believe Handlers must lead by example.
ÂÂ And finally, they need to be rewarded with kindness and love for being the
wonderful working animal they can be.
ÂÂ Our philosophy towards training is sometimes seen as strict, but the truth is that
fairness, consistency and kindness is what we demand.
ÂÂ Our approach is to establish a foundation
ÂÂ Condition the dogs through Reward
ÂÂ Then teach the Handlers
ÂÂ Then follow up with Supervision.
ÂÂ Over the years we have achieved phenomenal results with dogs that everyone
else turns away.
ÂÂ We have a proven track record that is unsurpassed.
ÂÂ If you want results, not talk, come to us!
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Our Training Facility
ÂÂ Partners Working Dogs is
located North Phoenix, Arizona.
ÂÂ o The school consists of 10
acres of grass and desert.
ÂÂ o The school is within 5 minutes
of hotels, shops, supermarkets.
ÂÂ o We also have a production
studio, with an indoor sound stage,
editing studio and
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ÂÂ permanent studio with lighting,
sound and shooting capabilities.
ÂÂ o There is video surveillance
of the kennels, training areas and
offices.
ÂÂ o Perimeter security, controlled
access and 24-hour security is
planned for 2011.
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Kennel Facilities
ÂÂ We currently have 50 indoor
kennels, with the capability of
adding an additional 25 kennels.
ÂÂ All are air-conditioned, heated
and in a sound proof, insulated
structure.
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ÂÂ The building is constructed from
concrete, steel and foam insulation,
with a concrete tile roof.
ÂÂ Walls are 12 inches thick,
providing excellent security and
comfort.
ÂÂ Training
kennels.
areas
adjoin
the
ÂÂ Dogs are exercised daily in
outdoor 10 foot by 12 foot runs.
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Partners Staff
ÂÂ Partners Working Dogs training
staff are on duty 365 days a year.
ÂÂ Partners training facility trains
about 2,500 dogs annually.
ÂÂ Most of these dogs are in-house
resident training.
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ÂÂ We train between 20 and 30
group classes per week.
ÂÂ We also offer individualized
training customized to client needs.
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Training Facilities
ÂÂ Partners Working Dogs offers
multiple training areas.
ÂÂ These range from indoor
facilities to on site outdoor training
areas.
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ÂÂ In addition we also have access
to indoor and outdoor off-site
facilities, such as:
ÂÂ Warehouses
ÂÂ Vehicles and car parks
ÂÂ Forest terrain
ÂÂ Airports
ÂÂ Office buildings
ÂÂ Mines and mining operations
ÂÂ Sports stadiums
ÂÂ Railroad parks
ÂÂ Horse ranches
ÂÂ Schools
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Indoor Training Facilities
Indoor Training Center
ÂÂ The Indoor Training Center is
about 6,000 sq.ft., air-conditioned
and heated, with a concrete floor.
ÂÂ Our scent wall, box training
areas and kennels are located in this
structure
Indoor Barn
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ÂÂ The Barn is about 7,500 sq.ft.,
swamp cooled, with a granite and
dirt floor.
ÂÂ The sixteen stalls here are used
to simulate training rooms.
ÂÂ There are also numerous offices
and storerooms that are used for
training of canines.
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Outdoor Training Facilities
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Obstacle Facilities
ÂÂ Partners has two permanent
obstacle courses, professionally
custom built for us from steel and
weather-proof materials.
ÂÂ Courses are located on a threeacre training area
ÂÂ Training areas are easily
reachable on foot or by vehicle.
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ÂÂ Courses are used for the training
and physical conditioning of all our
working canines.
ÂÂ Dogs from law enforcement,
search & rescue, sports field and
the private sector all train or have
trained on these courses.
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List of Obstacles
ÂÂ A-frame (Sides of 8 feet, height
7 feet)
ÂÂ Dog Walk (48 inch height, with
two slopes of 12 feet)
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ÂÂ Stair & Bridge (Height 72
inches)
ÂÂ Hoops (set of 10, height from
18 inches to 36 inches)
ÂÂ Hurdles (Set of 5 adjustable
from 6 inches to 42 inches)
ÂÂ Tables (Heights at 8 inches; 12
inches, 18 inches and 24 inches)
ÂÂ Long jump (adj 3 feet to 15 feet,
built to International specs)
ÂÂ Wall (adj 12 inches to 10 feet,
in six inch increments)
ÂÂ Weave sets (Ten sets of ten
poles, 120 feet in length)
ÂÂ Balance Beam (Three levels 8,
12 & 16 inches high, four inches
wide)
ÂÂ Culvert tunnel (Raised 18
inches high, twenty feet in length)
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Overview
ÂÂ Partners has three permanent
dog agility training courses, that
meet standards for USDAA, AKC,
NADAC and other training groups.
ÂÂ More than 1,400 dogs have
successfully trained on these
courses over the past 12 years.
ÂÂ Many of these have competed
and titled in national and
international events
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ÂÂ These agility fields are fenced,
on a two-acre piece of land
Obstacles listing
ÂÂ A-frames (Two) (Sides of 9
feet, height 7 feet)
ÂÂ Dog Walks (Two) (48 inch
height, with two slopes of 12 feet)
ÂÂ Fixed Tunnels (Six) (Flexible
tunnels 20 inch dia, 15-20 feet in
length)
ÂÂ Hoops (Two) (Collapsible, 24
inch diameter with 48 inch frame)
ÂÂ Jumps (Twenty) (Steel with
cross bars at 8, 12, 18. 24 and 32
inches)
ÂÂ Collapsible tunnel (20 inch
diam, 15 feet in length)
ÂÂ Weave sets (Four) (Sets with
multiple sizes from 3 to 12 poles)
ÂÂ Teeters (Two) (Teeters that
teach balance and timing)
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Explosives
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What is the Purpose of Explosives
What is the purpose of Explosives
ÂÂ Explosives are used for the training of canines
ÂÂ Canines need to be exposed to the actual substances and mines
ÂÂ Handlers need to be knowledgable in recognizing the substances
There are three methods in use today:
ÂÂ Using Scent Imprinting Aids
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ÂÂ Using actual Explosives
ÂÂ Using a combination of both
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Scent Imprinting Aids (Pseudo)
Use of Scent Imprinting Aids (SIA)
ÂÂ Many canine schools use Scent Imprinting Aids (SIA) to start a detection canine.
ÂÂ They are also also known as “pseudo” substances
ÂÂ This research grade substance is specifically formulated for the training of
canines in the detection of explosives (and other substances)
ÂÂ Each one is formulated to scent just like the actual substance
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Scent Imprinting Aids controversy
ÂÂ Scent imprinting aids, , are contoversial, and some trainers believe they are not
reliable.
ÂÂ As a result some federal, law enforcement and state agencies will not use
canines trained with Scent Imprinting Aids.
advantage of using Scent Imprinting:
ÂÂ Non Hazardous
ÂÂ Non Explosive
ÂÂ Non Spillable
ÂÂ Less risk of cross contamination with other substances
ÂÂ No risk of detonation
ÂÂ Less risk of theft due to their limited use value
ÂÂ Less risk of improper use
ÂÂ Cost is less than actual explosives
ÂÂ They do not require expensive storage and transport arrangements
ÂÂ Minimal risk of loss, as there is no value in them
ÂÂ If misplaced, there is minimal harm to anyone
Disadvatage of using Scent Imprinting
ÂÂ They are not the real thing
ÂÂ There are some trainers that believe they are not accurate
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Scent Imprinting Aid Suppliers
The information on this page is quoted from the company website, and is copyrighted
http://www.scentlogix.com/k9-detection.htm
ScentLogix™
ScentKits
K9
ÂÂ ScentLogix™ K9 Scentkits for
the Detection of Illicit and Hazardous
Substances are the world’s first
scientifically developed, purpose
built, multiplatform scent kit for the
evaluation and training of detection
K9’s. The currently available
explosives and narcotic detection
scentkits were developed to provide
essential scent signatures of
explosives and narcotics, which, in
conjunction with a comprehensive
training regiment, will enhance the
scope of detection of canines and
other search-and-detect creatures
towards the detection of these
substances.
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ÂÂ ScentLogix™ K9 ScentKits
have been formulated to produce
scent signatures identical to
the freshly made form of its
representative hazardous material.
This is because freshly made
explosives have broader scent
signatures and produces all the
necessary odoriferous markers
for an effective search-and-detect
training program, especially those
markers that are absent within old
explosives.
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Scent Imprinting Aid Suppliers Continued
The information on this page is quoted from the company website, and is copyrighted
http://www.xm-materials.com/index.html
XM
NESTT
Training Aids
K9
ÂÂ Non-Hazardous
Explosives
for Security Training and Testing
(NESTT) is a concept developed at
the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore,
California under the direction of
nationally renowned explosives
expert John Kury. NESTT is a
safe alternative to using actual
explosives for assisting in training
bomb sniffing dogs and personnel.
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ÂÂ Collaboration between LLNL
and XM has made NESTT
commercially available for use with
a number of explosive detection
instruments. Suites of safe materials
can now be used with detection
instruments using X-rays, neutrons
or gamma rays. NESTT materials
are also available for use with
quadrapole resonance and trace
explosive detection instruments.
ÂÂ f NESTT circumvents many
of the problems associated with
the storage, transportation and
use of actual explosives in public
places such as airports. The ability
to train in realistic environments
significantly
increases
the
effectiveness of explosive detection
instruments.
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Types of Explosives used
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Explosives License Application
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Storage of Explosives
Long Term Storage
ÂÂ Small amounts of Explosives and Narcotics will need to be stored in an area
that can be accessed by Supervisors.
ÂÂ They will requisition a small amount of training aids on a daily basis
ÂÂ These aids will be used for that days training
ÂÂ They will then be returned to the vault after training
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ÂÂ This vault will contain up to TEN (10) types of explosives
ÂÂ Less than TENTY (20) pounds of explosives will be stored at any time
Short Term (In-transit) Storage
ÂÂ Training aids that are to be used for day will be transported and stored in a
container, unless in actual use.
ÂÂ This container can be fitted to a vehicle
ÂÂ Less than FIVE (5) pounds of explosive will be transported at all times.
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Quantity of Explosives in use
Storage Volumes
We estimate storing:
ÂÂ More than TEN (10) pounds of explosives;
ÂÂ But less than TWENTY (20) pounds of explosives.
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ÂÂ The vault will be placed:
ÂÂ Outside
ÂÂ In a barricaded vault
ÂÂ On a concrete floor
ÂÂ In an excavated area below ground level.
Storage Distances
According the the BATF, we are required to be:
ÂÂ At least 110 feet from an inhabited building
ÂÂ At least 45 feet from a “Public highway with traffice volume of fewer than
3,000 vehicles a day”
ÂÂ At least 81 feet from a “Public highway with traffice volume of more than 3,000
vehicles a day”
ÂÂ We comply with all these requirements
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Specifications for Storage Vault
Explosives Storage Regulations
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2009/aprqtr/27cfr555.208.htm
[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 27, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2009]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 27CFR555.208]
[Page 167-168]
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TITLE 27--ALCOHOL, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, AND FIREARMS
CHAPTER II--BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES,
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
PART 555_COMMERCE IN EXPLOSIVES--Table of Contents
Subpart K_Storage
Sec. 555.208 Construction of type 2 magazines.
A type 2 magazine is a box, trailer, semitrailer, or other mobile
facility.
(a) Outdoor magazines--(1) General. Outdoor magazines are to be
bullet-resistant, fire-resistant, weather-resistant, theft-resistant,
and ventilated. They are to be supported to prevent direct contact with
the ground and, if less than one cubic yard in size, must be securely
fastened to a fixed object. The ground around outdoor magazines must
slope away for drainage or other adequate drainage provided. When
unattended, vehicular magazines must have wheels removed or otherwise
effectively immobilized by kingpin locking devices or other methods
approved by the Director.
(2) Exterior construction. The exterior and doors are to be
constructed of not less than \1/4\-inch steel and lined with at least
two inches of hardwood. Magazines with top openings will have lids with
water-resistant seals or which overlap the sides by at least one inch
when in a closed position.
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(3) Hinges and hasps. Hinges and hasps are to be attached to doors
by welding, riveting, or bolting (nuts on inside of door). Hinges and
hasps must be installed so that they cannot be removed when the doors
are closed and locked.
(4) Locks. Each door is to be equipped with (i) two mortise locks;
(ii) two padlocks fastened in separate hasps and staples; (iii) a
combination of a mortise lock and a padlock; (iv) a mortise lock that
requires two keys to open; or (v) a three-point lock. Padlocks must have
at least five tumblers and a case-hardened shackle of at least \3/8\inch diameter. Padlocks must be protected with not less than \1/4\-inch
steel hoods constructed so as to prevent sawing or lever action on the
locks, hasps, and staples. These requirements do not apply to magazine
doors that are adequately secured on the inside by means
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of a bolt, lock, or bar that cannot be actuated from the outside.
(b) Indoor magazines--(1) General. Indoor magazines are to be fireresistant and theft-resistant. They need not be bullet-resistant and
weather-resistant if the buildings in which they are stored provide
protection from the weather and from bullet penetration. No indoor
magazine is to be located in a residence or dwelling. The indoor storage
of high explosives must not exceed a quantity of 50 pounds. More than
one indoor magazine may be located in the same building if the total
quantity of explosive materials stored does not exceed 50 pounds.
Detonators must be stored in a separate magazine (except as provided in
Sec. 555.213) and the total quantity of detonators must not exceed
5,000.
(2) Exterior construction. Indoor magazines are to be constructed of
wood or metal according to one of the following specifications:
(i) Wood indoor magazines are to have sides, bottoms and doors
constructed of at least two inches of hardwood and are to be well braced
at the corners. They are to be covered with sheet metal of not less than
number 26-gauge (.0179 inches). Nails exposed to the interior of
magazines must be countersunk.
(ii) Metal indoor magazines are to have sides, bottoms and doors
constructed of not less than number 12-gauge (.1046 inches) metal and be
lined inside with a nonsparking material. Edges of metal covers must
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overlap sides at least one inch.
(3) Hinges and hasps. Hinges and hasps are to be attached to doors
by welding, riveting, or bolting (nuts on inside of door). Hinges and
hasps must be installed so that they cannot be removed when the doors
are closed and locked.
(4) Locks. Each door is to be equipped with (i) two mortise locks;
(ii) two padlocks fastened in separate hasps and staples; (iii) a
combination of a mortise lock and a padlock; (iv) a mortise lock that
requires two keys to open; or (v) a three-point lock. Padlocks must have
at least five tumblers and a case-hardened shackle of at least \3/8\inch diameter. Padlocks must be protected with not less than \1/4\-inch
steel hoods constructed so as to prevent sawing or lever action on the
locks, hasps, and staples. Indoor magazines located in secure rooms that
are locked as provided in this subparagraph may have each door locked
with one steel padlock (which need not be protected by a steel hood)
having at least five tumblers and a case-hardened shackle of at least
\3/8\-inch diameter, if the door hinges and lock hasp are securely
fastened to the magazine. These requirements do not apply to magazine
doors that are adequately secured on the inside by means of a bolt,
lock, or bar that cannot be actuated from the outside.
(c) Detonator boxes. Magazines for detonators in quantities of 100
or less are to have sides, bottoms and doors constructed of not less
than number 12-gauge (.1046 inches) metal and lined with a nonsparking
material. Hinges and hasps must be attached so they cannot be removed
from the outside. One steel padlock (which need not be protected by a
steel hood) having at least five tumblers and a case-hardened shackle of
at least \3/8\-inch diameter is sufficient for locking purposes.
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COM P ETING
VEN D ORS
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Competing Facilities
List of Competing Contractors
Note that various names are used to describe Contractors:
ÂÂ Contractors
ÂÂ Facilities
ÂÂ Vendors
ÂÂ Schools
ÂÂ K-9 Schools
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There are about fifty (50) schools in the United States that are:
ÂÂ Already providing these services;
ÂÂ Providing dogs to outside agencies (non-military)
ÂÂ Trying to enter the field.
We have identified and looked into most of these.
Most are small kennels, training and providing less than a dozen dogs a year. There are a
select few that seem to be granted most (if not all) of the Government contracts.
Main Contractors in the Industry
There are about eight contractors that are granted Military or Marine contracts:
ÂÂ American Detection Technologies
ÂÂ Llewellyn
ÂÂ K2 Solutions
ÂÂ Ronco Consulting Corporation
ÂÂ The Wackenhut Corporation
ÂÂ American K9 Detection Services
ÂÂ American K9 Interdiction, LLC
ÂÂ
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American K-9 Detection Services
www.amk9.com
American K-9 Detection
Services
PO Box 951735
Lake Mary, Florida, 32795
Main Office: (407) 3338848
FL License #A2900198 &
#B2900199
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The
following information is from their website:
American K-9 Detection Services, Inc. (AMK9) is dedicated to providing world-class
canine services to governmental, non-governmental and private entities worldwide. Both
domestically and abroad AMK9 has been at the forefront in the war against terror, placing
our highly trained Explosive Detector Dog Teams in positions where they continue even
now to save lives on a daily basis. Our goal is to provide you with a canine that fits your
precise needs and mission. From single events to fully integrating K-9 Teams into already
existing security, we have the skills and knowledge to make it work.
AMK9 Teams have performed in a diverse range of environments
We can search military installations, government buildings, airports and aircraft, seaports,
ships, stadiums, cargo facilities, office buildings, hotels, vehicles, and more
World-wide capability allows us to provide you high quality service wherever you need,
and whenever you want
Our continuing commitment to excellence ensures that you will always receive the highest
quality canines available anywhere
AMK9 is committed to providing the specialty canine solution that you need. Our canines
are all trained and certified to the highest standards in the industry and our personnel come
from a wide range of Military and Law Enforcement backgrounds with years of experience
in real world environments.
Whatever your need we have the knowledge and skills necessary to find the right solution
for you.
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American K-9 Detection Services Continued
ÂÂ Explosive Detector Dogs (EDD): Trained to counter the threat of explosives.
ÂÂ Narcotic Detector Dog (NDD): Canines used to detect a wide range of narcotic
substances.
ÂÂ Human Remains Detection (HRD): These team are uniquely trained for the
search and recovery of missing people.
ÂÂ Mine Detector Dog (MDD): K-9 Teams whose sole purpose is the locating of
underground mines and explosives
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ÂÂ Mold Detector Dog: A canine that can identify the presence of mold within a
building.
ÂÂ Cargo/Contraband Detector Dog: Canines used to search everything from a
small box to palletized items to a full size cargo container used in overseas shipping.
ÂÂ Special Purpose Teams: Canines can be trained to fill a large range of duties and
we can train a dog to fit your specific need.
ÂÂ Protection/Patrol Dogs (PD): An amazing deterrent and protection tool that can
keep you safe from harm.
CREDENTIALS:
Our personnel come from a wide range of backgrounds with years of experience in
civilian law enforcement, military and government service. With this combined real world
experience we are able to provide unparalleled K-9 service and training to our customers
worldwide, 24/7.
We are licensed by both the ATF and the DEA. These licenses allow us to obtain,
store, transport and train with real explosive compounds and narcotics. We do not train
or recommend training on pseudo-scents (chemically created odors that are not actual
explosives) as they have consistently proven to be less effective for preparing a canine to
face real world odors.
All of our teams are initially trained at our state of the art facility. Our detection canines have
been successfully tested by the U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC and have been determined to
be proficient in odor recognition. Our canines are worked daily in order to ensure that they
are always providing peak performance.
Our canines are independently certified to ensure that they meet the highest standards.
Professional sales, training, and customer service allow us to individually tailor our services
to your needs. We are truly committed to our work and to assisting you with any detection,
training, consulting, or dog purchase needs that you may have.
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American K-9 Interdiction
www.ak9i.com
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American K-9 Interdiction, LLC is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business,
with its corporate offices located in the Hampton Roads area of Southeastern Virginia.
We produce unsurpassed working dogs for law enforcement, Government and private
parties as well as trained police dogs and untrained or “green” dogs that have been prescreened and selection tested ready to be trained.
We specialize in training K-9 handlers and dogs for police patrol work, narcotics detection, bomb detection, tracking and other specialty training.
Our goal is, and has always been, to train to the highest level attainable.
School Detection And Deterrence Programs
Our comprehensive detection and deterrence program has one objective: to reduce the
presence of drugs, beverage alcohol, abused medication and weapons on campus and
school grounds. We accomplish these objectives through the use of scent trained detection
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AMERICAN K9 INTERDICTION Continued
canines.
Our Program Is Successful Because We:
ÂÂ Have developed company procedures in keeping with legal precedent
ÂÂ Assist in developing school search policy
ÂÂ Provide a tool for substance abuse prevention
ÂÂ Send a message to students, parents and the community that a school has
initiated a proactive position regarding the presence of prohibited items.
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ÂÂ Eliminate the need to “lock down” a campus thereby minimizing the interruption
of the educational process
How Our Program Works:
ÂÂ We provide random, unannounced visits. Initially, we recommend a minimum
of two visits per campus location per month.
ÂÂ At each site, a designated coordinator will escort the canine teams and observe
the inspection activities. We normally inspect lockers, gym areas, common areas,
vehicles, vacated classrooms, and perimeters of school property.
ÂÂ In the event contraband is found, our representatives will collect, inventory
and seal any evidence, and sign it over to the administration. Further action is the
responsibility of the school administrators.
For schools that are unfamiliar with the use of dogs, we:
ÂÂ Assist in the development of policy
ÂÂ Provide legal briefs on the use of dogs in schools
ÂÂ Develop a communications program for students, faculty, administrators,
parents, and the community
For schools that are familiar with the use of dogs, we:
ÂÂ Assess the existing program
ÂÂ Offer suggestions
ÂÂ Develop an effective transition program
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ÂÂ As a private agency, we provide service to your locations without the same
challenges faced by law enforcement agencies.
Explosives Response Programs
ÂÂ Our explosive detection canines can help schools respond to bomb threats. Our
program includes precautionary inspections, immediate response and technical
support.
ÂÂ We work in conjunction with your existing emergency plans to:
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ÂÂ Help you respond to bomb threats
ÂÂ Maintain a safe learning environment
ÂÂ Minimize disruption to your educational process
TRAINING:
ÂÂ AK-9I offers superior training designed to meet your specific requirements. Whether you require a dual or single purpose canine team, AK-9I offers a training
solution and course of instruction specifically tailored to your specifications. Our
current training standards meet Department of Defense and other federal agency
standards (DOT, DOS, DHS, etc.). Our certification standards are uncompromising
and are based on these standards. ÂÂ The key to any successful canine team is predicated upon the canine’s obedience
and the handler’s ability to accurately read his/her canine’s behavioral changes. Our
police K9 training courses use this basic foundation.....solid Obedience. Obedience
training is the common thread that runs through all K9 training. Obedience training
not only builds a strong handler/K9 relationship but also builds a strong work ethic
that enables the dog to pass rigid K9 certification requirements. Solid obedience
training develops the control that today’s K9 handler must have over his/her
working dog. The root cause of many of the problems K9 handlers experience in
the field is due to a poor obedience foundation. Any K9 handler graduating from
our K9 training courses has been able to demonstrate absolute off leash control of
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ÂÂ Explosives or Narcotics Detection: All canines are thoroughly conditioned to
conduct searches in buildings, vehicles, and route clearance on roadways (surface
and buried hides); they are trained for both on- and off-leash control with a
passive alert final response. Canines are also conditioned to search independent
of handler “cues”. Students are taught and demonstrate tactical movement, cover
and concealment, pre search threat assessments, derelict building searches, search
patterns, escape routes, systematic and center interior search, exterior search, booby
traps and hides, independent and team searches, occupied building and occupied
houses search. Students are also taught to conduct initial odor imprinting protocols
for future implementation. DRAFT
ÂÂ Area/Venue Searches: Students are taught and demonstrate proficiency in
clearing areas and venues for Vehicle Check Points, Helicopter Landing Zones
and pre VIP arrival. Students are taught to consider and assess the venue, the
routes to and from the venue, vehicle control and search points, adjacent buildings,
surrounding open areas and contingency plans. Students demonstrate the ability to
formulate a search plan, assess the area for dangers to both the canine and handler,
and assess the area most likely for placement of IEDs and other explosives. Students
are taught both orbiting and point to point handling techniques for off leash search
techniques. Emphasis is provided on wind direction and terrain analysis. Open area
searches utilize airborne scent techniques to detect hidden suspects in outdoor areas
of concealment. ÂÂ Building searches tactical search techniques for locating and apprehending
suspects hidden within buildings: Canines demonstrate independent search
behavior, both on and off leash, independent of search objective (human or
explosives/narcotics.) Students are taught and demonstrate tactical movement,
cover and concealment, pre search threat assessments, derelict building searches,
search patterns, escape routes, systematic and center interior searches, exterior
searches, booby traps and hides, independent and team searches, and, occupied
building and occupied houses searches. ÂÂ Vapor Pressure (Scent Cone): Upon course completion, students possess an
in depth understanding of the scent picture and factors affecting the scent cone,
(e.., wind, humidity, ambient temperature, vapor pressure, convection, and terrain/
topography.) Voice inflections, leash control/manipulation, search patterns, drives
and instincts, decoy/quarry/agitator roles, accurate record keeping, commands, and
veterinary and health care are emphasized repeatedly throughout the duration of
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ÂÂ Bite/Muzzle Work: At the end of this portion of the course, students have a full
understanding of canine drives (food, play, prey, defensive, fight, and pack) and are
able to both read and activate these canine drives. AK 9I canines are screened and
selected for their great character, physical strength, agility, stamina and tractability.
Our and client canines are or can be trained to attack and hold both passive and
aggressive adversaries as well as dead prey. The following is a short list of our aggression training topics:
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ÂÂ Single and multi person apprehensions
ÂÂ Recalls and call outs
ÂÂ Apprehensions from vehicle
ÂÂ Vehicle extractions
ÂÂ Handler protection
ÂÂ Prisoner escorts
ÂÂ Apprehensions with gunfire. ÂÂ Tactical Obedience: In order to produce a canine that works high in drive
and channels all energy into correct performance, it must have a solid foundation
that will have taught the canine how to achieve what he wants through correct
performance. Obedience training is that foundation. Students and canines are
taught the basics of agility, obedience, obstacle course training, and combat-related
tasks such as long downs, vertical/horizontal carries, ladder climbs, window entries
and tactical movements. ÂÂ Tracking/Trailing in Urban and Rural Terrain: AK 9I has access to and actively
utilizes numerous training venues which cover thousands of acres in the Hampton
Roads area. These venues will provide the various surfaces and terrains required
(grass, sand, gravel, asphalt, woods, marshes, ponds and streams) to thoroughly train
and certify Tracking/Trailing canine teams. Using these venues, AK 9I conditions
the canines to successfully track/trail a minimum distance of four kilometers on a
track two to four hours old. Students are instructed on multiple tracking techniques,
which include ground scenting, air scenting, trailing, pre scenting and article
search. This training is designed to teach tactical skills that enable a tracking team
to conduct a high risk deployment successfully with emphasis on handler, officer
or squad safety. PWD DRAFT Proposal 1/18/11
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K 2 Solutions
http://www.k2si.com/midd.html
K2 Solutions, Inc.
5735 US Highway 1
North
Mail: P.O. Box 690
Southern Pines, NC
28388
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Marine IED Detector Dog Program
ÂÂ Having recently been awarded a contract to train dogs and handlers for
deployment with the U.S. Marines to locate IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan, K2 is
in the process of procuring Labrador retrievers who can perform at a high physical
level, who love to work, and who love to be around people.
ÂÂ Dogs accepted into our program will learn to detect explosives and then will be
paired with a young Marine handler. This team will be sent overseas and will work
together to find the homemade explosives used by our enemies to maim and kill our
troops. Labs in this program have saved countless lives and have actually brought
good will to the civilian population through their always friendly demeanor.
ÂÂ This link tells a little more about the program with the Marines:
ÂÂ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105560565
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K 2 Solutions Continued
ÂÂ Founded and incorporated in 2003, K2 Solutions, Inc. (K2) evolved with the
intent of continued service to the nation. We are composed of an elite group of
former Special Operations soldiers and Subject Matter Experts (SME).
ÂÂ Our personnel blend unique talents, drawing from on-the-ground combat
experience for the development and implementation of solutions that improve
capabilities on the battlefield and beyond. K2 connects the developer to the user,
joining concept to combat. Impressive corporate growth each year, reflecting the
ongoing trust and satisfaction of our clients, has enabled us to expand our expertise
and offer a more comprehensive range of services.
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ÂÂ Lane Kjellsen, founder and president of K2, possessed nearly 22 years of smallunit leadership, management, and training experience within the Department of the
Army. He is a recognized expert in the Special Operations community, focusing on
counter-terrorism, the development of thermobaric weapons, military demolition,
and breaching operations.
ÂÂ Other K2 personnel offer similar levels of military, technical, scientific,
consulting, training, and leadership capabilities to ensure the success of our projects
and the satisfaction of our clients. K2 provides consulting services to military
and commercial technical developers to integrate new military technology and
weapon systems into current battlefield operating systems, tactics, techniques, and
procedures.
ÂÂ K2 delivers a broad spectrum of services, from canine training and vulnerability
assessments for sensitive sites, to technical development of performance assessment
tools, assessment and selection of personnel, operational advice to ground force
commanders in theater, determination of future developmental requirements, and
weapons and explosives training, testing and evaluation. K2 also offers anti-terrorism
training, counter-IED training to deployed forces and those preparing to deploy,
counter-proliferation training, technical development projects and programs, Red
Team operations, and Table Top Exercises.
CAPABILITIES:
ÂÂ Explosives Testing and Training
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K 2 Solutions Continued
ÂÂ K2 provides state-of-the-art technology evaluation through testing and
assessments resulting in integration into tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
Our efforts comprise a spectrum of support, from training and education to analysis,
recommendations, and classified reporting. K2 can provide Explosives 101 training
as well as progressive building breaching, which includes mechanical, shotgun, and
explosive door and window breaching. A number of K2 employees are thermobaric
weapons experts, making us the perfect company to turn to when conducting any
breacher training.
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Ronco Consulting
RONCO Corporate www.roncoconsulting.com
Headquarters
2300 N Street, N.W.
Suite 2100
Washington, D.C.
20037
Tel: (202) 785-2791
Fax: (202) 785-2078
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ÂÂ RONCO Consulting Corporation, an international professional services firm
based in Washington, D.C. and founded in 1974, currently specializes in humanitarian
and commercial mine action and ordnance disposal, security assistance, canine
detection services, and specialized training.
ÂÂ Since 1981, RONCO has worked extensively on more than 650 mine and
unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), and
security projects requiring varying levels of in-country management and support.
Some of RONCO’s larger and more complex projects utilize as many as 800
national employees and 25 resident expatriates in addition to home office support
from our corporate home office in Washington, D.C.
ÂÂ Over the past 25 years, RONCO has managed long and short-term projects
in mine action, EOD, security, logistics, disaster response, and other post-conflict
operations such as private enterprise development, agribusiness, renewable resource
development, and privatization. While, historically, RONCO has sought out every
opportunity to integrate local communities into its projects through capacitybuilding initiatives, some of our projects have involved only the management and
implementation of mine/UXO clearance, EOD, and security operations. For these
projects, RONCO employs seasoned cadres of clearance and security personnel.
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ÂÂ Recently, RONCO expanded its service base to include specialized instruction
in counter-IED (C-IED), IED defeat (IEDD), and post-blast investigation. These
training packages for NATO and local military forces stem from our extensive
background in explosive ordnance disposal and experience operating in hostile
environments like Afghanistan and Iraq. RONCO also provides security vetting
services in the Afghanistan theatre.
ÂÂ RONCO has implemented clearance and security operations and/or has trained,
mentored, and advised local capacities in over 35 countries, where our work
has resulted in the clearance of over 250 million square meters of land; training
and employment of thousands of people; restoration of vital infrastructure such
as electricity and road networks; protection of staff, facilities, and equipment in
hostile areas; and reduction of threats from terrorist and insurgent groups. Currently,
RONCO is operational in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, and Sudan.
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Types of Explosives used
ÂÂ There are TEN (10) Explosives Substances used for the training of canines.
ÂÂ Federal Restrictions currently do not allow us to state the exact substances
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Training
Operations
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Vehicle searches
ÂÂ These details are covered in our Operations Manual
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Area searches
ÂÂ These details are covered in our Operations Manual
Building searches
ÂÂ These details are covered in our Operations Manual
Baggage searches
ÂÂ These details are covered in our Operations Manual
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NAICS Codes
The following NAICS Codes are applicable to our business:
812910
561612
541690
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services
Security Guards and Patrol Services
Security consulting services
424990
115210
112990
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Dogs merchant wholesalers
Breeding, animal, services
Kennels, breeding and raising stock for sale
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