Detector  Dog Services

TATE Conservation & Detection Dogs 


Training and handling detection dogs has become the primary focus of the Tate business since 2015. On average our dogs and handlers are in the field 50% of the year. We are currently engaged to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (formerly OEH NSW) on 3 different major projects detecting Koalas, Invasive plants and Feral animals.

Our dogs have recently been used in two successful, large scale pest eradication programs and have several smaller ongoing projects finding threatened and invasive species.

We have detector dog teams ready for the following targets:

  • Parthenium Weed, Alligator Weed, Orange Hawkweed, Mouse Ear Hawkweed, King Devil Hawkweed
  • Rhizanthella slaterii
  • Fox & Feral Cats
  • Rabbits & Hares
  • Wild dogs
  • Cane toads
  • Invasive Rodents
  • Koala
  • Eastern and Spotted Tail Quoll
  • Broad toothed Rat
  • Owls
  • All deceased fauna (Aka Fauna strikes)

Adding additional targets to experienced dogs and handlers can usually be achieved within a matter of weeks. If you are interested in finding out more about our services, fill in the form and we will be in touch 

Complete the form below to enquire about detection dog services.

Industries we are

Working with

  • Department of primary industries NSW - Biosecurity
  • Department of Planning Industry and Environment NSW
  • Local Land Services NSW
  • National Parks and Wildlife Services NSW
  • Lord Howe Island Board
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council
  • Nambucca Valley Regional Council
  • Port Macquarie Hastings Council
  • Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia