U.S charity 'stop poaching now' is to sponsor an anti poaching dog called 'Heidi' for Mkomazi National park in Tanzania. Heidi is currently six months old and half way through his stage one training at our training facility. On completion at approximately a year old he will then be deployed to Mkomazi for stage two training and eventual operational duties.
We are pleased to announce 'Freddie' will be shortly departing to Mkomazi National Park along side 'Bo' to compliment the currently established Dog Section. Freddie is a two year old apprehension dog, He has been sponsored by the North Star Foundation and we are sure 'Freddie' will make his presence felt!
Anti-Poaching dogs have been training in helicopters today with the assistance of Saxon Air Charter Ltd. 'Rogue & Bo' spent the day working with one of their EC-120 which is a similar helicopter to the one they will be using on operations in Africa. The day ended in a flight acclimatizing the dogs to air travel which they excepted with ease. The day was also filmed by BBC Look East showing the work of the charity and anti poaching dogs in Africa.
Anti-Poaching dogs "Bo", "Polaris" and "Rogue" under went smoke grenade training today. All three dogs enjoyed the experience but as with all training there is a serious side to this as smoke is used operationally to disorientate poachers during ambush and apprehension. The dogs have no ill affects from the smoke but unlike humans have the abilty to locate quarry through it. A good days training!