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Military Working Dogs

Engineer Detachment (Canine):

The Engineer Detachment (Canine) provides unique detection capability to the Force. The Army previously used mine detection dogs in WWII and Vietnam. Specialized Search Dogs were introduced and first used by the Army by the Engineers in 2004. Dogs are reliable, proven, and efficient detectors of explosives and unexploded ordnance (UXO). Dogs have excellent mobility and utility over ground not accessible to most mechanical detection tools.

Engineer Dog Facts:

 
  • Not attack trained
  • Bold but not aggressive, steady under gunfire
  • Sensitive - not distracted by other covering scents
  • Able to operate in real time
  • Able to reduce manpower and increase search speed
  • Able to work in most weather conditions
  • When deployed correctly, can and will minimize the risk to life of friendly force personnel
  • Have a proven track record to locate explosive hazards
  • Can be used when other forms of detection fail

  • THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND MISSION REQUIREMENTS DICTATE THE TYPE OF DOG NEEDED FOR SUCCESS

Mine Detection Dogs:

Mine Detection Dog and Handler

Trained for the military operational environment to find landmines, UXOs, and other casualty producing devices during a variety of missions:


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Area Clearance
- Route Clearance
- Minefield Extraction
- Leading Combat Patrols


Contact Us Phone Roster

Course NCOIC
573-563-5545

 

Course Manager
573-596-5707

Project Manager
573-563-3978

Email the webmaster:
usarmy.leonardwood.engineer-schl.mbx.cehc@mail.mil


Specialized Search Dogs:

Specialized Search Dog and Handler

Trained for the military operational environment to find firearms, ammunition, and explosives in both rural and urban environments during a variety of missions:

 


- Route Search
- Area Search
- Building Search
- Vehicle Search


Course Information

ATRRS

Combat Engineer Mine Detection Dog Handler Course Fact Sheet is available by clicking here. For the direct course information link on ATRRS click here. (DoD members only)

 

 

 

 


 

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