Kenneling Dog Detector Canines–Aphis

Kenneling Dog Detector Canines–APHIS

…..and these standards, which are for working dogs, are not going to be “good enough” for any ARs in the world. It is obviously that following APHIS standards 100%, which is 100% legal, will NEVER, EVER be good enough for the ARs such as HSUS, Best Friends,ASPCA and rest of the wing nuts.

Procedures: Kenneling Requirements
Basic Kenneling Requirements
05/2003-01 National Detector Dog Manual 2-3-3
A Kennel Must:
❐ Separate healthy dogs from nonhealthy dogs by maintaining an area to quarantine
nonhealthy dogs, and by taking the necessary precautions.
❐ Maintain a properly ventilated facility (12-15 air exchanges per hour recommended).
❐ Provide emergency care, or will transport dog to an emergency clinic.
❐ Heat and cool as dictated by climate to maintain 60–80 °F in the facility year round.
❐ Maintain feeding and medication schedules as directed by the Canine Officer.
❐ Provide in-house grooming service or an area where the Canine Officer can groom the
❐ Provide 24-hour access.
❐ Provide timely and accurate communication to Canine Officers or other Agency
personnel about the condition of the detector dog.
❐ Meet minimum requirements of the Animal Welfare Act for primary residence. (See
the Glossary for the definition of Primary residence.)
❐ Maintain well-kept grounds free of tall grasses, overgrown shrubbery, and fallen
leaves and plant debris.
❐ Provide Runs That:
❐ Are escape proof (i.e., fence on top, secure latch).
❐ Have concrete floors.
❐ Have good drainage, no puddles.
❐ Have a solid, impervious barrier preventing physical contact with other dogs to
prevent cross-contamination.
❐ Have Good Security That:
❐ Can be accessed only by a key after hours.
❐ Prevents dogs from digging out or jumping or climbing over fences.
❐ Have a Clean and Sanitary Facility That:
❐ Smells and appears clean.
❐ Stores food in a dry, clean place.
❐ Is free of rodent droppings.
❐ Is free of poison baits or toxic material accessible to animals.
❐ Is cleaned and sanitized daily. Sanitizing agents must be approved.
(See Figure 2-3-2 on page-2-3-4 for sanitation requirements.)
A Kennel Should Have:
❐ Detector dogs segregated from the general population, when possible.
❐ Detector dogs in adjacent kennels or in the same area.
❐ Locations as close to work as practical.
❐ Indoor and outdoor runs.
❐ Parking accessible to government-owned vehicles and privately-owned vehicles.
❐ An exercise area to allow the detector dog to run around in a safe, enclosed area.
❐ Smoke detectors.
FIGURE 2-3-1: A Checklist of Basic Kenneling RequirementsProcedures: Kenneling Requirements
Sanitary Requirements
2-3-4 National Detector Dog Manual 05/2003-01



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