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National Ttraining Center for Dogs

National Training Centre for Dogs was established in the year 1970. NTCD is a premiere institute of Government of India functioning under Border Security Force, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. It has been declared Centre of Excellence by MHA in 2001 and awarded ISO certification 9001-2000 in the year 2006. The centre is devoted to imparting training to dogs and handlers of various Central Police Organisations, State Police Forces and other law enforcement agencies of India and other Foreign Nations.

Aim

To train dogs and dog handlers for BSF, CPOs, SPOs & Law-Enforcement agencies of India and other foreign nations and to do Breeding of Dogs.

Objectives

  • Train dogs and dog handlers
  • Train persons in kennel management and care of dogs
  • Train BSF/CPOs Veterinary Officers in dog handling and management
  • Incorporate latest training techniques and devise training as required
  • To breed, rear pedigreed pups and train them

Training

The training of the dog starts at the age of six to nine months. Dogs and Handlers are imparted training in disciplines as specified and demanded by their respective departments. The training of the Dog and the Handler is conjunctive in nature and no leave of any kind is allowed during the course of training. Only midterm break of 5-7 days (depending on course duration) is permitted once during the course. At the end of the course the Dog and the Handler have to qualify in the written and practical test in order to be certified as a trained dog and handler. The training period can be extended (minimum 12 weeks) if the performance of the Dog and/or Handler is not found satisfactory at any stage during the course.

Breeds Used for Training

Labrador Retriever

Doberman Pinscher

German Shepherd

Cocker Spaniel

Belgin Malinois

Details of Courses

S No

Course

Duration

Schedule

1

Tracker Dog Training

36 weeks

Courses start from first Monday of January, April, July and October in each calendar year.

Note: Handlers and dogs are required to report 21 days prior to commencement of course for quarantine purpose for Courses from S No 1 to 6

2

Explosives Detection Dog Training

24 weeks

3

Narcotics Detection Dog Training

24 weeks

4

Search and Rescue Dog Training

24 weeks

5

Guard Dog Training

24 weeks

6

Infantry Patrol Dog Training

24 weeks

7

Pool of Dog Handlers Course
 

12 weeks

8

Pups Rearing & Management course

04 weeks

-do-

-do-

once in a calendar year

9

Veterinary Nursing Assistant Course

06 weeks

10

Dog Handling and Mgt course for SOs(GD)

24 weeks

11

Dog Handling and Mgt course for Vet officers

12 weeks

once in a calendar year

12

Refresher Dog Training

6 weeks

on demand

13 Poison detection dog course. 24 weeks on demand
14 Mine detection dog course 24 Week

New course

15 Wildlife Life Protection dog training 24 Week

On demand

 

 

 

Achievements

Since its inception, NTCD has following achievements to its credit

in All India Police Duty Meet :

Gold Medals

59

Silver Medals

37

Bronze Medals

19

Team Championship Trophy

12

Best Dog of the Meet Trophy

Over all Runner Trophy

05

15

Notable achievements in field

 

Number of dogs trained by NTCD

3499

1.     Tracker Dogs -1087

2.     Narcotics Detection -342

3.     Explosive Detection- 1712

4.     Guard -32

5.     Anti smuggling - 33

6.     Search & Rescue -111

7.     Infantory Patrolling - 169

8.     Others (C Oil, Escorting, Liquor) - 07

9. Poison detection dog course -01

10. Mine detection -05

Number of without dogs trained by NTCD

2943

1.     Pool of dog handler cource - 1694

2.     VNA Cadre -765

3.     Pups Rearing & management- 285

4.     Dog handling & Management for Sos -91

5.     Dog handling & Mgt for (Vet Officer) - 37

6.     Dog handling & Mgt for (GD Officer) -07

7.     Training of Trainees course - 64

Pups allotted to various organizations

1181

Number of foreign dogs and dog handlers

119

1.     Nepal -72

2.     Bhutan -05

3.     Seychelles - 03

4.     Mauritius - 01

5.     Myanmar - 06

6.     Sri Lanka - 10

7.     Ghana      - 02

8.     Bangla Desh -20

Persons trained in Pool of Dog Handlers Course

1621

Dog handling & Mgt course Veterinary Officers

42

Personnel trained in VNA Course

626

Personnel trained in Pups Rearing & Mgt course

285

Dogs handling & Mgt course for Sos(GD)

67

Refresher Training of trainer cadre 49
Total 2690

 

 

The Dogs

NTCD is carrying out scientific breeding of dogs in its fully equipped breeding centre. Pure bred, pedigreed and quality pups are supplied to Govt. agencies on demand. The cost of pup of six month of age is 16,000 Indian rupees. Till date 1025 pups have been allotted to various agencies.

To provide holistic and wholesome healthcare to the dogs, a Veterinary Hospital is functional round the clock under supervision of well qualified Veterinary and Para Veterinary staff. All modern facilities for treatment and prophylaxis are available in the hospital which include following:

  • Well equipped laboratory with facilities of blood, stool & urine examination and cultural sensitivity tests, etc
  • Modern Radiography & Sonography facilities
  • Small animal surgical theatre
  • Segregation kennels for sick animals

Breeding Centre:-

NTCD carries out breeding of dogs under supervision of qualified veterinary and trained para veterinary staff. The breeding is aimed at qualitative production of of pups of labrador, Alsation, Belgium Malinois and Doberman by selection of dam & sire who are 'True to the Breed'.

The breeding centre is fully air conditioned with Labor rooms Whelping rooms, Puppy rooms for different age groups and Rearing rooms with adequate playing area.

The pups produced in breeing centre are utilized for training by alloting them to various state police and central armed police force as per demand received from them. For allotment of pups and seats for training approach:-

Dy. Inspector General (Veterinary)
Prov Dte (Vet Wing)
R K Puram, New Delhi- 110066
Fax/Tel - 011-26104801

Note:- NTCD trains dogs and handlers of police and para military forces only. No civil/personal dog is trained here. Please do not make any query about training of personal dog.