NZ Detector Dogs prides itself on the high standards it sets for it's dogs and handlers which means we deliver the highest quality service to our clients as the below feedback shows:
Thank you Wayne so much for your very
thorough report. I was very impressed with the
whole screening process and have even had comments back from my staff who were
also impressed with the professional manner everything was handled on the day.
We will be back in touch in the future for further drug screening by your dogs for sure.
Birchwood Packhouse Limited
Zest Apartments comprises of 513 Apartments located in central Auckland. The building consists of 15 floors and can have upwards of 1800 people on site including occupants, tradespeople and visitors at any given time. Around 2.5km of breezeway walkways cover this site including car parks.
Over a two year period now, NZ Detector Dog Services Ltd have exceeded expectation in the detection and deterrence of drugs in the Zest Apartments. It is for this reason programmed random sweeps take place across the complex each year.
Janet has always followed a very systematic approach to her sweeps and the dogs she has have now become very familiar with the building and its environs.
A central city block poses many difficulties for dogs with city fumes, cooking odours and all manner of distractions, however the enthusiasm of the dogs when put to their tasks is testament to their intense training and is evident when they make that ‘find’.
I would have no hesitation is saying that this service is an essential element of deterring drugs in a residential complex (not an aspect you want on a LIM report). Comprehensive reports follow ever visit and provide an excellent paper trail of repeat ‘finds’. Onsite security are then able to monitor and report to Police any areas which pose a risk to residents or the complex.
Ray Nicholls, Building Manager.
“NZ Detector Dogs are brilliant. I have worked alongside Janet Williams who is the Auckland company director and covers the upper North Island. Wayne services the South Island and lower North Island. I can’t speak highly enough of them. Their reputation, their professionalism and their success rate in “indications’” far exceeds any other “drug dog” company I have worked with over the past 15 years. I have received a considerable amount of positive feedback from a number “very satisfied” companies.”
As a specialist in Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy development, training and testing I would seriously advise companies to consider drug dog searches as part of the mix of options for keeping their worksites drug free.”
Sue NolanDrugFree Sites
Susan Nolan & Associates
February 11, 2013
On behalf of AFCD, I wanted to show our deepest gratitude to you and all your
staff for organizing a wonderful tour for me and my colleague on 18 Dec 2012.
We indeed had a wonderful time and found your way of handling is
impressively professional & remarkable. Meanwhile, conversations
among us really inspired us a lot in the upcoming development of our dog team.
It is foreseeable that I will have a great sharing moment about the NZ
visit with our team-mates after Christmas.
Thanks again and hope all is well with you and looking forward to meet again in the near future.
Quarantine Detector Dog Unit
Import and Export Division
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Recently our company had reasonable cause to suspect one or more staff members may be using and/or under the influence of drugs during work hours.
As our company has a zero tolerance to drugs on premises we contacted the NZ Police for advise and were referred to New Zealand Detector Dog Services for assistance.
I found Janet Williams very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Her services were exemplary from start to finish. She suggested bringing her dogs onto our premises when all staff were on shift. The dogs were successful in detecting drugs and on further tests the detection was spot-on.
I would certainly use New Zealand Detector Dogs Services again in a similar situation and would highly recommend their services to any other employer in a similar situation.
October 30, 2012
Hagley Community College at all times strives to have the College environment free from drugs or alcohol. As we are a central city school opposite Hagley park which is a public domain, our task of preventing students from bringing drugs into the College or partaking of drugs in the park is made extremely difficult.
To send a message to all students we contracted NZ Detector Dogs to undertake drug screening within the College.
The service provided by NZ Detector Dogs with Wayne Pitcaithly and his dogs was excellent. Unlike searches that we had organised with the police, there was no requirement for us to obtain search warrants for the classes. Our staff had identified students who they believed were involved in using drugs and their classrooms were targeted.
The students were told that under our Health and Safety Policy we were conducting a drug screening. The students left the room and Wayne and his dog went past each bag.
The dogs from NZ Detector Dogs are very well-trained. I was greatly impressed with the way that Wayne discussed the identification of residual cannabis odour on the bags. The students were spoken to in a non-threatening manner, and the possible reasons why the dog identified each bag was explained. All students, (even those having incrimination evidence), volunteered to allow Wayne and myself to search their bags.
The search for us was extremely successful. Once identified, the school then decided how they dealt with each individual case. The message that the drug dogs were in and that 9 students were identified has spread widely in the community.
The day after the search we received a very comprehensive report on the type of Indication, whether confirmed positive or not, the name of the student and action taken, together with handler notes.
I fully recommend NZ Detector Services as a very appropriate and efficient way for schools to help in their fight against drugs being taken into school grounds. Senior management and Deans have assessed the visit by NZ Detector Dogs as a valuable tool for student management, and we will be using them again this year and in 2013.
I have engaged the services of Janet and her "team" for the past two years. On both occasions they have successfully "completed their mission" discretely and without impacting production. Janet's professional and non-judgmental interaction with our staff was particularly evident when they responded to her during one-on-one interactions. I would recommend Janet to any company that is required to address the sensitive issue of drugs in the workplace as she is dedicated, reliable and can offer guidance and advice at every stage of the process. - May 25, 2012
“I have engaged Janet Williams of NZ Detector Dog Services Ltd to provide drug dog services to our site. I have been most impressed with Janet's professionalism and the standard of training that her dogs have received. With Janet's professional approach her and her dogs are well respected by our staff when she visits our site and they are certainly a key business partner in helping to make our workplace safer. I would have no hesitation in recommending Janet, and her Company's services to any other parties.” - February 7, 2012
As a company employing large numbers of people, NZ Detector Dogs has become a valuable asset in our campaign against drugs in the workplace. The team are professional and available when required. - May 5, 2011
NZ Detector Dog Services carried out a search of my premises last year as part of our Drug and Alcohol programme. Staff had been warned that a search would occur at some stage but were not told the time or date. Janet and Wayne brought their dogs in just before start time. They swept the premises including offices, vehicles and all employees and their bags as they arrived at work.
I am pleased to say that no illicit drugs were found. Janet and Wayne were courteous and professional throughout the exercise. My employees did not feel harassed and supported the search as part of the overall Drug and Alcohol programme.
I will use NZ Detector Dog Services again in the future. The dog searches are a great way of demonstrating that the company is serious about our Drug and Alcohol Policy and definitely discourages anyone from bringing drugs to work. - July 2010
Thanks for the report - great. Can I thank you again for the way you worked on Friday. You were excellent with the students and efficient at carrying out your job. I really appreciated the professional manner in which the exercise was conducted. Give that lovely dog an extra biscuit from me!
Many thanks - July 26, 2010