Guard Dog Security

DSC00914Guard Dog Security Patrols are a proven security resource in providing a high profile deterrent to criminal acts. Metal theft, criminal damage, anti social behaviour are common occurrences in todays environment.

It is widely accepted that just one Security Dog Team is as effective as four or five security guards.



There are many pitfalls to buying Guard Dog Security Services and we hope the following information will assist your buying decision and avoid you costly mistakes. If in doubt please contact RFA Security Services and speak with one of our patrol management team without  obligation.

RFA Security Dog Patrol Service

2E5G9508-EditAnimal Welfare is of paramount importance. 

Security Guard Dogs are transported in vehicles that are fit for purpose to ensure safe and secure travel for the dogs.

Each handler has their own vehicle fitted with air conditioning, GPS Tracker and a separate compartment for the dogs.


Contract Management

Our Management and Supervisory Team are all experienced handlers and maintain frequent visits to site making sure both handler and dog are safe and  working to the site specific assignment instructions. 


NAsdusmall1RFA Security Services employ our own in house Guard Dog Security Handlers. All handlers are trained to NASDU (National Association of Security Dog Users) standard, SIA licensed and vetted to BS7858

Buyers Guide

 NASDU Accreditation

Make sure the guard dog security company is a member of NASDU and their handler have NSADU training. Ask to see their training certificates.

 SIA Licence and Vetting

Although dog handler sdo not require an SIA licence, we think it is best practice to have SIA Licensed handlers, vetted and employed directly.  many security companies claim they have dog handlers but use individuals on a self employed basis.

 Animal welfare

Check where the dogs are kennelled and ask to visit the dog section, ask to see the some of the dogs files as these should provide up to date information on visits to the vet and inoculations etc. Question how the dogs are transported and look at the vehicles.

 Continuation Training

Inspect training records for both the guard dog security teams, ask when and where continuation training is provided and who assess the teams. Reputable security dog providers are proud of their dogs and section and will be more than happy to show you information and introduce you to their trainers and assessors.


It goes without saying check with existing and crucially previous clients. Many security dog contracts are short term so you can gauge how work has been previously completed.


Safety is crucial

  • All Security Dog Handlers are fully compliant with both the 1975 Guard Dogs Act and the Revised 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. 
  • Security dog handlers will never let their guard dog off the lead when on patrol. 
  • We install security warning boards at key points around your premises to show that Guard Dog Security is in place. 
  • When on a break dogs are rested in secure kennels.
  • RFA Security dog handlers will never leave their guard dog unattended on your site.
  • Dogs are muzzled when on patrol in Public places.

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