Thursday, 12 June 2014

Bed Bug Inspection Dogs

Bed Bug Inspection Dogs

What do you do when you are waking up in the morning, and you notice new bites on your body? Do these bites often occur every 4-7 days? The bed bug biting pattern is usually during a 4-7 day window. This is a fairly good indication that you have bed bugs.

However, if you only have one or two bed bugs (in the early stage), you may never be able to see them, as they hide very well. This is where a bed bug inspection is important, especially during the early stages of infestation.

A bed bug inspection, performed by bed bug inspection dogs, or K9 scent detection dogs, is the most accurate and reliable way to know if you have bed bugs. A bed bug infestation is very difficult to get rid of, therefore the earlier you stop the infestation, the better. You'll save both money and frustration.

Bed bug inspection dogs are trained in the same way that bomb, drug and arson police dogs are trained. They are actively training on a weekly basis, and are continuously on the job providing services on a daily basis.

If you live in the Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara or Kitchener area, here is a great company that performs K9 bed bug inspection services. Their dogs are fantastic, and will help you find bed bugs in your home.

Bed Bug Hunters: 1-844-544-1144

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

HIstory of the Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is primarily a working dog. This breed comes from Belgium, as one might expect from their name. Often times, the Malinois breed is mistaken for a German Shepherd. One might think a Malinois is a German Shepherd puppy. 

Even though the Belgian Malinois is not a German Shepherd, they do come from the line of Sheepdog, and are therefore also referred to as the Belgian Shepherd. So, when someone asks if your Malinois is a Shepherd, you can say yes, she/he's a Belgian Shepherd.

Your typical pure-breed Belgian Malinois with be a beige, fawn to Mahogany base colour with a black mask on their face. These dogs are gorgeous, extremely loyal and very playful. The Malinois is a mid-sized dog, with the adult fully grown dog ranging from 50 lbs - 80 lbs. 

These are not the most family friendly dogs. It's not that they aren't loyal, a Malinois is very dedicated to his/her owner. However, they are usually a very high drive dog, and this makes it difficult to tame your Malinois for pet like qualities. The Malinois breed is most famous for its working dog qualities.

The Malinois is a perfect breed for scent detection. 

Visit the Bed Bug Hunters bed bug inspection web page.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Bed bug dogs, k9 scent detection dogs Toronto, ON

Bed bug dogs are highly trained K9 scent detection dogs, imprinted with the drive to search for bed bug pheromone scent. The most suitable bed bug dog is high drive, toy crazy and usually not well suited for a family home. If you have a high drive dog that you just can't seem to settle down, maybe they would be a great candidate for scent detection work.

A bed bug dog is trained with a handler, using specific techniques that make the team work well together. Typically there are a few different methods to train a scent detection dog. However, regardless of how the dog is trained, the training must not become routine. Different scenarios, locations, obstacles and distractions must be present in order to keep the bed bug dog sharp and motivated.

Bed bug dogs need to be trained consistently, usually on a daily basis, and most absolutely on a weekly basis. If your bed bug dog is going weeks without training, you will not be able to accurately identify bed bugs for your customers. An excellent bed bug dog handler will revolve around the dog's life. The two become one, and they go everywhere together. 

If you are looking to hire a bed bug dog to search your home, be sure to ask some simple questions. Like, how many dogs do you have? How often do you train your dogs? Do you also perform pest control (if they do, there could be a conflict of interest)? Bed bug dogs are amazing at their job. But, just like any other profession, not all bed bug dog companies are good at what they do. Be sceptical, your peace of mind deserves it.

Bed bug Hunters are a top rated bed bug dog company in the Toronto, ON area. If you need a bed bug dog, you can call them anytime and ask any questions you may have.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Elite Detection Dogs

As this is the first blog in this space, I wanted to take the time to give a huge shout out to my mentor, business partner and good friend. Sherri Hall is probably one of the most hard working individuals I have met. 

Sherri Hall runs a few businesses, namely Bye Bye Birdie, a Canadian Goose Control company serving the Toronto, Hamilton and Southern Ontario region. Please pay her site a visit :)

Sherri is also the regional animal control in the Alliston, ON area. Her attention to detail and great employees make her and her business an incredibly valuable Animal Control team. Any animal control issues you may have, Sherri and her team is right there.

However, I want to pay special attention to her huge love for dogs, and amazing team of working dogs. Sherri runs a dog detection business, Elite Detection Dogs, which are well known in the Toronto and Hamilton area for their top of the line K9 Scent Detection service. There is no one out there like Sherri! Check out her Bed Bug Dogs website. 

And, to add to this list of services, Sherri is also a breeder of beautiful purebred Golden Retrievers. Her puppies are adorable, and extremely well taken care of. Her line of purebred golden's are the best out there. If you are looking for Golden Retrievers for sale, Sherri is the one to talk to.

Now, Sherri Hall and Brad Heppell are joining forces with Toronto's Bed Bug Hunters. Together, we will completely change the perception and professionalism of the K9 Bed Bug Scent Detection business. Up until now, there are extremely loose, to no regulations on the scent detection business in Ontario. Anyone can purchase a dog, and 3 days later become certified. Even though the very green handler may have never had a dog in their life before. The scent detection business needs standards and regulations, for the sake of the customers.

This first blog is not fancy, and includes no pictures or video. I just wanted to start by saying a huge thank you to Sherri and Brad for their support, training, and amazing dogs!

By: Jeff Stoodley