River Valley Veterinary Center

8993 Old Highway 99 S
Winston, OR 97496



Detector Dog Center of Excellence

Improving Detector Dog Rearing and Performance through Education

Why Detector Dogs?

The worldwide need for detector dogs has skyrocketed since the attacks of September 11th. Dogs are uniquely able to recognize and find substances that are utterly hidden from human senses. Unfortunately, due to a complicated and often confusing government purchasing process and differences in US and European dog breeding culture, more than 90% of federal detector dogs purchased each year were born in Europe.

Statements of Work

Check out the highlights on requirements and behavior testing and access the SOW for several federal agencies

Progressive Rearing

Detector dogs need to have excellent resiliency and environmental stability, which starts with excellent puppy socialization.

The Best From The Best

Excellent detector dogs start with excellent breeders, grow up with excellent socialization and are trained with excellent methods.