Puppy Socialisers required for TVP and Hampshire Constabulary

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The forces, which jointly run the Dog Section under the Joint Operations Unit (JOU), are looking for people to take on the responsibility of helping to develop and train the next generation of police dogs.

The role would require the puppy to live with you from eight weeks old to approximately 12 months old.

During this period, as a Puppy Socialiser, you would be required to introduce the puppy to as many new environments and experiences as possible, whilst also starting the foundation of puppy training.

The puppies we produce are not normal pet dogs. They are keen, enthusiastic and highly motivated, and as such, they are not the type of dog that is happy to lie down and sleep all day; they are going to need lots of regular exercise and stimulation. It can be a challenging and extremely rewarding role.

To become a puppy socialiser, you must be able to answer 'YES' to the following questions:
  • Are you physically capable of walking and controlling a dog on a lead?
  • Do you have access to a vehicle for safe transportation of the dog?
  • Do you have a suitable position in your home environment for a dog crate?
  • Are you able to provide a secure garden area?
  • Do you live within approximately 15 miles of Sulhamstead?
  • Are you able to make the dog available for regular training sessions at Sulhamstead?
  • Can you ensure that the puppy will not be left alone for more than 4 hours at a time (except in extreme circumstances)?

As a puppy socialiser, you would be required to go through a police vetting process.

If you have answered 'Yes' to the questions above and are keen to learn more about the role, please email: puppydevelopment@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk with contact details and postcode to start your application. 
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