2020-10-01 › OSCE assists in strengthening capacities of canine officers in Turkmenistan
On 28 September 2020, the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat donated ten Malinois Breed service dogs to the State Border Service of Turkmenistan.
The service dogs were transported on a special flight Т5 784 from Minsk to Turkmenabat.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan rendered all necessary support to the Centre in successfully implementing this activity within a short space of time, in strong partnership with the State Border Service of Turkmenistan and Turkmenistan Airlines.
“In the age of high technology, the relevance of service dogs in border management and security remains irrefutable”, said Natalya Drozd, Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat. “Therefore, the project’s canine component places a particular emphasis on strengthening canine units’ capacities by training dog handlers following internationally recognized service dog training methods.”
Along with Turkmen Alabay
breed dogs, the State Border Service is actively using service dogs in border patrolling and guarding facilities, as they have proven to be very effective. Modern veterinary clinics and complexes are being built across the country and more have been commissioned. In this regard, the Centre’s project complements the efforts of the State Border Service of Turkmenistan in further strengthening its canine units’ capacity.
As part of sustained training efforts, the newly purchased service dogs will receive additional training with the involvement of certified national dog handlers who were previously trained by the Centre’s project.
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