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A dog’s life: Zapa and Zita prepare for a career in pipeline leak detection

16th February 2015
The Sniffers believes in developing a talented workforce from an early age, and few are as young, or as talented, as its latest trainees Zapa and Zita
Leak detection with special trained dogs is not only very accurate, but also faster, which means a lower cost for the customers.
The next generation in Belgian leak detection technology

 

 

These two Belgian Sheppard were destined to enter the leak detection profession, being sired from a pair of highly regarded industry specialists.

 

They have already shown the traits needed to have a successful career in leak detection; they are social, have lots of character, exceptional noses and lots and lots of patience.

 

“We’ve got our noses down and are concentrating at puppy classes,” commented Zita. “We hope to then go into senior puppy classes and afterwards obedience classes and of course in between heaps of playing time with our handlers.”

 

 (Zapa)    (Zita)      

 

“We simply love training to be like our mum and dad, and will do anything to get our toys,” Zapa added. “I’m top of my class!”

 

Zapa and Zita are training for their TÜV certificates which The Sniffers uses to ensure that its dogs are fully able to detect gases, hydrocarbons and oil substances at levels lower than parts per million. In fact, the dogs are even capable of smelling parts per billion, where the most sophisticated equipment can only measure parts per million.

 

 

 

Leak detection with special trained dogs is not only very accurate, but also faster, which means a lower cost for the customers.

 

But not just any dog is eligible. Trainees are subjected to a long and constant training to meet the strictest criteria from TÜV.

 

Visit http://www.the-sniffers.com/services/detection-dogs to find out how dogs like Zapa and Zita are improving pipeline leak detection and preventing illegal pipeline tapping.