Dog Squad television series
"Dog Squad" is a TV show featuring the work of our detector dog teams in tracking down biosecurity risks at the border. The show also looks at other organisations using dogs in their work including Corrections, Police, Aviation Security, Customs and Search and Rescue.
"Dog Squad" is scheduled to screen Mondays 8.00-8.30 pm on TV One. The first episode will aired on 25 July and comes from the same people who make the popular "Border Patrol" programme. As TV One notes:
"While examining the relationship between these loyal canines and their handlers, we get an intimate insight of how they mutually perform their jobs. We explore the bond each duo have together and watch each dog's unique style of operating. The fruits of these trusty canines hard work and the results of the hours and hours of training they've undergone, are when we see them sniff out drugs, track down criminals, locate animal or vegetable matter that could have devastating effect on New Zealand's wildlife and growing industries, all for the reward of some encouraging positive words from their handlers, and maybe a rolled up Tee-towel or toy to play with."
Episode 3 - 8 August 2011
Corrections drug dog Flash detects the drug 'P' on a prison visitor; MAF dogs pick up on a run of amateur taxidermy; and Aviation Security dogs are called when some heavy metaller's play up.
Page last updated: 3 August 2011