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Tom Abraham – How do dogs play a role in counter-terrorism?

In this episode, Borealis talks to a Canadian who has been involved in training ‘man’s best friend’ for four decades.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to train a sniffer dog?  Just how good are these dogs?  Could we use dogs to detect Covid-19? Borealis talks to a Canadian who has been involved in training ‘man’s best friend’ for four decades.

About my guest Tom Abraham

My name is Tom Abraham, I am a former volunteer firefighter in Puslinch, Ontario, Canada.

I started this organization not by choice but rather by chance. My primary passion has always been dogs, Service Dogs – in specific, German Shepherds for Military/Law Enforcement purposes.

 About 10 years ago I approached an individual who attended the same church as me, he was working at a Youth Detention facility at the time.  My hope was to place one of my trained dogs there as a part of their security measures, he happened to be the ‘Chaplain’ at that particular facility. My plan was to show the jail how a K9 could be advantageous to their system. I was to do this by way of a ‘Dog Demonstration.’ To make a long story short, I was granted permission to do so with only one stipulation at hand which was to include a positive message to the youth who were there and incarcerated at the time.

About BlackTracks K9

BlackTracks K9 is a Canadian based canine facility that is family owned and operated and run by Professional K9 Handlers. We are K9 handlers by profession. The dog breeds we work with at BlackTracks K9 are German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherds.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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