Our Approach

We provide dog protection handler teams to support or replace conventional security guards in situations where a security officer alone is not a sufficiently effective solution.



A dog protection handler team provides a more effective security service solution than several man guards. They are ideal to supplement or replace traditional security guards, and the presence of a protection dog is often sufficient to deter criminals.

Why choose a protection dog handler team?

Protection dogs use their sensory advantages to detect the presence of intruders. They have a sense of smell that is 100,000 times better than that of a human and can hear four times better over a wider range of frequencies than the human ear can detect. For night time guarding, their night vision is also better than that of a security guard. When combined with a professional dog handler, these unique qualities make them the ideal choice to keep your business secure from threats.

How can security dogs be deployed?

Our security dogs are versatile and offer better value for money than traditional security services that do not use k9 protection. We primarily employ ex-military and Police trained protection dog unit teams that are responsible for numerous detentions and arrests every month. Our protection dog handler units are responsible for bringing criminals to justice and securing a conviction in the courts. We are responsible for the protection of a variety of Critical National Infrastructure, high-value and high-risk assets and also provide protection dog handler teams to assist and support door staff in enforcing entrance policies at venues and events.

How can dog patrols protect your business?

Protection dog handler teams are an effective deterrent against thieves and criminals for a range of sites including distribution centres, unoccupied sites, shops, and sites with heightened risks. It is virtually impossible for intruders to stage a surprise attack thanks to the heightened sensory abilities of our highly trained protection dogs.

What kind of dogs do you use?

The type of dog you might have in your home will be trained with a different set of skills to the type of dog that will patrol an assignment. Protection dogs will also have a different set of skills to an explosive protection dog or drugs detection dog.  With our dog protection service, we pay particular attention to our dogs’ socialisation, tracking and containment skills. These protection skills are often overlooked in the security dogs sector. Our dog handler teams are primarily ex-police and ex-military, meaning they have an in-depth understanding of security procedures and risks.

Why choose GSS?

If you would like more information about the protection services offered by GSS, you can get in touch with our team to arrange a consultation. We can provide demonstrations of our dog protection handler teams either at our training facility or on your own premises. We can help you to identify the risks facing your business which you may not have considered in the past.

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The Benefits
  • Improved deterrent: The presence of a security dog is often enough
  • Improved results: A k9 protection dog handler team is much more effective at containing suspects and reducing violent behaviours
  • Reduced cost: A protection dog handler team can do the job of up to 8 security guards – generating savings of £280,000 per year (based on 108 hours)
  • Reduced criminality: On our clients’ sites and in the wider neighbourhood
Protection Dogs
Case Study
National Grid

GSS were appointed to secure a 50 acre site in Manchester. The presence of large quantities of valuable metals meant this site was a prime target. There had been a significant amount of thefts from the site by organised criminal gangs. In many cases the mere presence of our protection dog handler team is a sufficient deterrent to make potential offenders move on to a ‘softer target’.

GSS deployed an experienced dog handling team, night vision equipment, perimeter intruder detection system and an all terrain vehicle. During our three-year engagement, the site has not been subjected to a single successful attempt, intelligence has been gathered and arrests have been made – all directly attributed to the work of the GSS teams.

“We appointed GSS as this site had been suffering significant losses over a long period. Their appraisal of the threat and the proposals they came up with really turned the approach to security on the site on its head. GSS’ proposals have resulted in a number of arrests. Since their appointment there have been no losses or thefts from the site”.

National Account Manager,
National Grid