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Be part of Border Force by helping raise a Detector Dog or look after an aged Detector dog!

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1. Detector Dogs are very important part of Border Force! Look at the following video [Facebook] explaining the role of these dogs:

Detector Dog Program

2. These Detector Dogs need to be socialised as puppies and the Border Force relies on families to look after the puppies from 8 weeks of age until 15 months old. The dogs then get trained for months and start work until they are about 8 years old when they are retired to other families.

Read the following to find out about the role of Foster Carer  Reading

"The Foster Carer Program is vital to the success of Detector Dog Program breeding and development. Without the support of the community it would not be possible to provide each puppy with the necessary social and environmental conditioning they require.

Foster carer program

Becoming a foster carer for one of our puppies is a rewarding experience. The Foster Carer Program is ideal for those families and individuals who wish to have a dog without having to make the long term commitment required of pet ownership.

Not only will you provide a secure and nurturing home for a puppy, you will be making a valuable contribution to the protection of Australia’s borders.

Foster Care

Being a foster carer

In order for a puppy to develop into a confident, energetic and happy dog it requires a nurturing environment. Raising a puppy in a kennel environment often restricts the amount of socialisation and interaction each puppy will receive. Placement in a home environment increases the likelihood that each puppy will receive the desired amount of interaction and socialisation.

Puppies bred by the Australian Border Force are placed in a home from the age of about eight weeks of age until about 15 months of age. The Australian Border Force will look after all food and veterinary costs associated with raising the puppy. As a foster carer all you will be required to do is to take care of the puppy and ensure it is regularly walked and socialised.

Who can apply

All people living in the Melbourne area are encouraged to apply regardless of their background or living circumstances (married with children or living on their own). People with dogs of their own are also welcome to apply.

To become a foster carer you need to:

•have a safe and secure yard that is at least 10 by 5 metres

•have a yard that is accessible if you are not at home

•be willing to socialise the puppy with at least two or three outings each week to various places including local schools, playgrounds and shopping centres

•be able to walk the puppy at least once a day

•have a car to transport the puppy (preferred)."

(Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection)

Detector Dog

Would your family be suitable as a Foster Carer Home?
3. Write a letter or create a video explaining why or why not your family could help raise a Detector Dog or if you don't live in Melbourne your family might be a suitable carer of an aged dog. Share with a partner.

Change it up - Concentration

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1. Border Force Officers have to have excellent powers of detention by their attention to details. You can play this game with one other person or have the whole class play.

 Participants will need to form two equal lines facing each other.

2. The game starts when one line turns around, giving the second line 40 seconds to change 10 things about themselves. This can include anything from jewellery or clothing being swapped with other people, untied shoelaces, a different hair do, or a switched watch or ring to the other hand. All changes must be something the other group can see.

3. After 40 seconds, the first group turns around and tries to find all the changes the other group made.

4. Once the changes have been recognized, the groups switch, giving each team a chance to make changes.

This game will stimulate your minds and challenge your memory. How did you go? Were you as good as Sherlock in this following video clip?

 

Bringing Sherlock Into The 21st Century | Unlocking Sherlock | BBC
(URL: https://youtu.be/xGUvYUIZ6rA )


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