The traditional method of conditioning dogs to odour is gone. Now with SOKKS-MPTS conditioning is done via tubes containing microparticles of multiple odors.
An innovative formula initially used to train the dogs of Specialized European Police Groups to increase their capabilities in the fight against organized crime with search dogs.
It is done through a molecular
capsules containing the group of odors common to the target odours. For example; all the drug odours in one tube. All the explosives odours in one tube.All the accelerants used in arson in one tube.
This new method is more time and cost effective than the traditional method previously used by detection dog trainers. Originally, trainers would condition the dog to each odour separately using, explosives, traces of blood, cocaine and other substances for example that can be harmful or dangerous to the trainer, general public and the environment.
The tubes carry real
microparticles of odours. The advantages are important. Each tube includes multiple scents, ie SOKKS-Cadaver includes particles of bodies in different stages of decomposition. SOKKS-Drugs includes all the illicit drugs. SOKKS-Explosives contains the odours used for all military and commercial explosives with the added advantge of conditioning the odg to precurosr material used in HME’s.
For humans the odour is imperceptible, but for the dog the odour molecules are a clear and relevant odour conditioning source.
To achieve the target in optimum conditioning SOKKS-MPTS takes into account the high sensitivity of the dog’s olfactory ability.
SOKKS-MPTS is also safe to handle. It removes the red tape associated with traditional source material for example explosives and cadaver material.
No special storage is required and no special handling licences are necessary.
This not only refers to the potential dangers they are exposed to handlers and dogs, but also the difficulties of adapting the training to new sources of odour (eg: new
drugs or new explosives). This demonstrates the difficulty of acquisition, storage and creation of specialized
facilities to ensure safety for the general public, staff and the environment, as well as the
compliance monitoring and management of these harmful substances.
This method is being used worldwide in countries like Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, USA, Israel,
UK and Australia. It is the result of a scientific collaboration between Professor Dr. Wolf Kafka, Max-Planck Institute for Physiological
Behavior and Canine Training Center of the Ministry of Interior of Bayern (Germany).
History: First trials were conducted by the police who made an investment in this method. Initially starting with 800 tubes for training the their police dogs. Upon completion of their training the dogs underwent an evaluation, chaired by a panel of expert judges accredited by the International University of Padua, Italy. This panel of judges delivered certification to the dogs.