MSA Security bomb dog teams consistently meet the highest certification standards that are specific and unique to multiple government agency clients.
Using live explosives during imprinting and training is the single most effective way of teaching canines to sniff out today's threats.
MSA dogs are imprinted on all five families of explosives and HMEs with a strong commitment to counter contamination.
MSA was one of America’s first to be certified and designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act.
MSA dogs are never kenneled once put to work; living with their designated handler and training daily.
MSA's comprehensive operational training phase focuses on specialty modules that directly reflect specific field utilization.
Since 2014, MSA has been the exclusive certifying agent of Explosive Detection Canines deployed overseas on behalf of a U.S. Government agency.
MSA's EDC teams are a rare combination of experienced bomb technicians, dog training professionals and an industry-recognized forensic explosives chemist.
MSA voluntarily administers the Department of Justice National Odor Recognition Test (DOJ NORT) and provides ongoing training for EDC teams including explosive identification classes to address the evolution of HMEs.
World-class bomb dogs aren’t born, they’re made.
From our canines to our handlers to our training facilities, MSA consistently meets the highest level of performance standards. As a result, you’ll find MSA EDC Teams deployed in some of the world’s most targeted areas.
When it comes to bomb dogs, not all breeds are the same. MSA dogs are carefully-vetted sporting breeds, selected for their keen sense of smell, drive, intelligence, stable temperament and eagerness to please. By selecting only the best of the best, MSA canines have longer and more successful explosive detecting careers.
MSA’s full-time team of EDC handlers carries both military and law enforcement backgrounds. Before they begin working with MSA dogs, they undergo extensive training in Explosive Detection, Counter Surveillance and Behavior Pattern Recognition. They receive continuing education and training to successfully address the ever-evolving threat of IEDs.
Unlike other providers, MSA bomb dogs are never kenneled or used by multiple handlers once put to work. They live at home with their handler and receive daily training. This improves their temperament and makes them far more effective at work.
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