Dog Handlers work with specially trained dogs and are responsible for their care and control, they can be used for tracking missing persons, searching for drugs and explosives, chasing criminals, crowd control and patrolling and guarding property. Dogs and Dog Handlers are used by the police, RAF, Army and Customs as well as private companies.
Qualifications will depend on the company that you are going to work for. To be a dog handler in the police, RAF, Army or customs services you would first need to have worked for the organisation.
To be a dog handler you will need to have patience and a love of dogs. You will need to be able to judge situations which could be confrontational and deal with them effectively.
£16,000 to £20,000