“Never work with Animals or Children” is a famous saying in the world of acting but for the world of security working with animals –
specifically security dogs – can have an extremely positive effect – as long as both the dogs and handlers are professionally trained. Some research suggests that a security dog with their handler is the equivalent in security terms to four security guards. Where guards don’t offer a sufficient deterrent security dogs are an extremely efficient deterrent in warding off squatters and preventing all kinds of anti-social behaviour. We have first hand experience of the impact a dog and handler can have on squatters attempting to return to a site from which they were evicted and the process would not have been as straightforward without the presence of the security dogs and handlers.