Wagtail detection dogs – making the most of the Animal VIP Lounge at Heathrow!

Wagtail have sent three dogs to the Far East. The dogs are trained to detect ‘live’ animals and products of animal origin. This includes pangolin snakes, tortoise, turtles, birds, cats, dogs, ivory and more.

Ollie, Ted and Pablo will be helping government agencies in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Their main role will be at a major international airport.

Wagtail’s trainer and instructor is already in country awaiting the dogs as he had to travel early on 20 June – to self isolate for 2 weeks.

On arrival the dogs will have a period of acclimatisation before starting an 8 week training course with their 3 new handlers.

We’re pleased to say the dogs arrived safely, declared fit and healthy by a vet and are settling in well.