AS 5350.1:2022


Privately contracted security and detection dogs, Part 1: Acquisition, welfare, training, deployment and retirement

Published by Standards Australia, 03/25/2022


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AS 5350.1, 1st, 2022 – Privately contracted security and detection dogs, Part 1: Acquisition, welfare, training, deployment and retirement

AS 5350.1 was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee MB-029, Private Security and Detection Dogs. The inclusion of roles and responsibilities in AS 5350.1:2022 was approved by the Standards Development and Accreditation Committee (SDAC) on 6 May 2021 as a one-off exemption to the directives of Standardization Guide 006, Rules for the structure and drafting of Australian Standards.

The objective of this document is to specify the requirements for the acquisition, welfare, training, deployment and retirement of privately contracted security and detection dogs. Permission to reproduce extracts from BS 8517-1:2016 and BS 8517-2:2016 is granted by BSI Standards Limited (BSI). No other use of this material is permitted. The terms “normative” and “informative” are used in Standards to define the application of the appendices to which they apply. A “normative” appendix is an integral part of a Standard, whereas an “informative” appendix is only for information and guidance.

General Product Information:

Committee MB-029
Purchase Note All current amendments available at time of purchase are included with the purchase of this document
Document Type PDF
ISBN 978 1 76113 692 4
Pages 30
Document Language English
Publisher Standards Australia
Status Current


Table of cotents

1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
1.3 Terms and definitions
2 Acquisition
2.1 General
2.1.1 All security dogs
2.1.2 Security dogs (detection)
2.2 Purchase
2.2.1 Pre-purchase requirements
2.2.2 Purchase report General Trained dogs Untrained dogs
2.2.3 Veterinary health screen
2.2.4 Purchase agreement
2.3 Individual dog records
2.4 Record keeping
3 Welfare and management of security dogs
3.1 General
3.2 Five domains model
3.3 Five freedoms framework
3.4 Care
3.4.1 Daily care
3.4.2 Weekly care
3.4.3 Monthly care
3.4.4 Stress reduction and stress management
3.5 Health records
3.6 Nutrition
3.6.1 General
3.6.2 Feeding program
3.6.3 Body condition score system
3.7 Rest, exercise and enrichment
3.7.1 Rest
3.7.2 Exercise
3.7.3 Enrichment Daily Enrichment targeting post-deployment life
3.8 Emergency procedures and first aid
3.9 Veterinary care
3.9.1 Health plan
3.9.2 Records
3.10 Management of breeding programs
3.11 Accommodation guidelines
3.11.1 General
3.11.2 Tethering
3.11.3 Build and placement
3.11.4 Beds and bedding
3.11.5 Kennel size
3.11.6 Isolation
3.11.7 Hygiene and cleaning
3.11.8 Facilities or kennels
3.11.9 Emergency plan
3.12 Transportation
3.12.1 General
3.12.2 Vehicle design
3.12.3 Dog welfare while in vehicle
4 Training
4.1 General
4.2 Training requirements
4.3 Health and welfare in training methods
4.4 Training session records
5 Deployment
5.1 Plan
5.2 Records
5.3 Risk assessment
5.4 Welfare
5.5 Emergency first aid
5.6 Equipment
5.6.1 General
5.6.2 Muzzles
5.6.3 Equipment maintenance and replacement
6 Retirement or rehoming
6.1 General
6.2 Retirement or rehoming
6.2.1 Retirement
6.2.2 Rehoming
Appendix A