Again and again, we received questions about how to become a dog-handler at a private security company, what training you need and whether this is worthwhile. I have never worked as a dog-handler myself, so I ´m evan more pleased that my colleague, Tatjana Mbeng OBI, an internationally recognized security expert from London, is at my side which this contribution.

Dog handlers work with specially trained dogs to help detect and prevent crime, find lost or missing people and protect property. Tatjana Mbeng OBI with her dog Ray, a German shepherd introduce you the job of a dog handler in London and her business company.

Private Investigation Obi Professionals is a complete service-confidential investigation firm, with a wide variety of service to benefit our customers. We provide private investigation services such as criminal background checks, unsolved crime, financial investigation, identity theft and surveillance. Some of our corporate investigation services related to employee background checks, interview with interrogation and fraud investigation. We also posses the tools to search and find lost friends or family you would love to locate and contact. No matter your specific circumstances, we can deliver what you need.

At Obi Professional Investigation Services LTD, we proved legal support services and investigations, offering our clients high-quality professional advice and services.

We have investigators with experience and educations in many years. After several years of working in the area of research and problem solving.
As a member at UK Professional Investigation Network and partnership with international investigation agencies. We work with a range of private and government organisations, providing customised protection solutions to meet the specific requirements of each client.

Obi Professional Investigation Services LTD 

provides legal support, investigation and security services. Company offers our clients high-quality professional advice and services. We have experienced investigators and security officers with quality education.  After several years of working in the area of research and problem solving, as a member at UK Professional Investigation Network, Honour member at Head of Investigation  Department of EBSA (European Bodyguard & Security Alliance).
Bark excellent awards winner 2020 (Best private Investigation company in Hornchurch) and partnership with international investigation agencies and departments.

INVESTIGATION: More popular Services is person location. It can be missing person or wanted. Our clients is UK Council, solicitors, private clients and international governments organisations. 

SECURITY: We have a database of highly trained Security Officers all over UK. More popular Services in UK it dog unit Services. Our clients are UK Council's and private clients.

What qualifications do you need to be a dog handler in UK?

For become Dog Handler you need have a NASDU Training. The NASDU National Award in Dog Handling Safety Techniques aims to provide the learner with basic skills, knowledge and understanding in the safe handling and care of dogs - the NASDU GP Level 2 course will enable the GP Handler to achieve this.

It would also be suitable for members HM armed Forces, Police Units, Prison Service or Customs Officers who to take on a GP/Tracking Dog Handler role in security industry. (

Some dogs are specifically traind to detect bombs, firearms and ammunition. Dual purpose dog - Also know as a patrol dog, these are trained and skilled in tracking, handler protection, off-leash obedience, criminal appreshension and article, area & building search.

In which areas of applications are dog-handlers used in private security business?

  • Security Guarding Dogs (street patrol service security can patrol in and your estate, either in a vehicle or by foot patrol.)
    A guard-dog alert their owners of an intruder´s presence ant to scare away the intruder. He is also capable of attacking and/or restraining the intruder.

  • Event Security (preventive measures to protect security staff.)

  • search and rescue dog (are valuable after natural disasters, mass-casualty incidents and for locating missing people.)

  • cadaver detection dog (Also kown as human remains detection dogs, they have been trained to smell death. Specifically, the dogs are trained to smell decomposition, which means they can locate body parts, tissue, blood and bone. They can also detect residue scents, meaning they can tell if a body has been in a place, even if it´s not there any more.)

"If there`s a particular smell out there-illegal, endangered, delicious, destructive, invasive or dangerous-handlers will try to train dogs to find it. The list of smells is lengthening daily."

How much does a dog handler earn UK?

Starting pay rates for new entrant trained Dog Handlers with a private security company in the UK vary, but tend to be in the range of £16,000 to £18,000 a year. Experienced or specialist Dog Handlers would expect to ern up to £30.000 a year or more.

Further information: Private Investigation Obi Professionals  

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