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The work started back in 2016. Then, on the territory intended for the town, pavilions for keeping dogs, a fence and an obstacle course for the initial training of service dogs according to the general course of training were built. Now, thanks to funds from the income-generating production activities of the institution, the conditions for comfortable work, both for dog handlers and their wards, are improving.
To date, the construction of an administrative building has been completed, engineering communications have been carried out, internal finishing works, installation of plumbing and electrical appliances are also actively continuing. The new premises will house the offices of the head of the cynological department and the person on duty in the town. In the most spacious and luminous office, a class for special training of dog handlers is equipped. All the necessary living conditions will be provided for the employees of the canine service of IK-42: rooms for eating and resting, a changing room, a bathroom, as well as a room with equipment and equipment for washing, drying and dry-cleaning clothes. All the necessary plumbing has already been purchased and will be installed in the near future.
Particular attention is paid to the four-legged guardians of order. Food for service dogs will be prepared in a special feed kitchen, for which the necessary equipment has been purchased. The health of the dogs will be monitored at the veterinary center, for which separate areas were also determined during the design of the building. There will be a veterinary specialist’s office, rooms for conducting veterinary events with service dogs, premises for storing veterinary property and disinfectants.
It should be noted that the town already has pavilions, isolation wards for sick dogs, a specialized bathing room, walking areas, as well as a multifunctional cinema track for training dogs performing specific service tasks. There is a site for training service dogs for searching the area and transport, and a site for preparing dogs for sampling a person, things, a pathfinder’s town, a site for preparing to overcome obstacles.
Such attention of the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Komi Republic and the colony to the canine service is not accidental – a dog handler with a dog is indispensable when examining objects for the presence of drugs, explosives, explosive devices, weapons and ammunition, guarding the perimeter of a correctional institution, – commented the head of the town for keeping service dogs IR-42 Alexey Kosarev.
Currently, the kennel contains 14 dogs of various breeds, mainly German, East European and Belgian Shepherds (Malinois).
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Komi Republic
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