We are always looking for detection candidates that are toy crazy (think obsessed) and super friendly and social in all settings. We accept retrievers or retriever mixes between 16 weeks and 3 years of age, but will consider other breeds on a case-by-case basis. We have taken dogs that are not great fits as pets due to high energy levels, rescue/shelter dogs that are hard to place in pet homes, hunting dogs that are too much to be nice and calm in the blind or have a hard mouth that destroys foul. Papers, extensive health testing, and formal training not required. In fact, the LESS training the better!!
We do not hire already trained detection dogs, or “rent” dogs for detection work, all dogs are owned by Interquest and placed with handlers after training is completed. We do not purchase finished detection dogs.
To determine if your dog might be a fit, the video below is our basic toy motivation and focus test. It takes place in an unfamiliar, indoor, high distraction setting. If the dog is more interested in the sights and smells than the toy, they do not have the required focus.
If you would like to see about rehoming or donating a dog to Interquest Detection Canines for an exciting career opportunity – we are interested in hearing from you.