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With security dogs it is important to keep effective records about your dog. Exactly what you need to keep you can find out form your association or employer. There may also be different records needed at locations you work at or for animal welfare reasons. Recording what happened in the event of an accident can also help in the dogs recovery.

Some information that you may keep on your dog is:

  • Name of the dog
  • Sex
  • Breed and type
  • Distinguishing features
  • Dates of vaccination
  • Dates of veterinary checks and the name of the veterinary surgeon
  • Medical treatment undertaken
  • Medication - type and dates of administration
  • Worming medication - type and dates of administration
  • Other medication - type and dates of administration.

The following information could be recorded for each placement:

  • Business name, address and telephone number of the premises where a dog is placed
  • Name, address and telephone number of the owner of the premises if different from the business name
  • Date of placement
  • Temperature records inside vans;Date of collection
  • The dog's condition and preferably weight on placement
  • The dog's condition and preferably weight on collection where dogs are housed at guarded premises for more than one week, a weekly record of the dog's condition and preferably weight
  • Any special information on the site and any special health and safety concerns and risk assessments.