LAPA Canine Search Ltd

Canine Search Teams for Drugs, Explosives and Bedbug Detection

LAPA Canine Search is a vastly experienced and thoroughly professional specialist dog training company. We offer expertise in Canine Search Teams for Drug, Explosive & Bedbug Detection and bespoke search dogs to suit individual requirements. Our dogs are all trained in house by our own qualified trainers and handled by our own fully qualified handlers who specialize in each skill set.

Our trainers are NASDU and BIPDT qualified as well as being ex UK Armed Forces. The company has recently been requested to take on the role of assessors for Dog teams accredited by the Bed Bug Foundation, therefore enabling us to ensure the standards are maintained throughout the search dog industry. We can provide training covering all aspects of dog work including GP and search work. LAPA Canine search are experienced in many operational areas including the searching of venues, vehicles, hotels, residential addresses, people (passive drug dogs), aircraft (including wide bodied) and many other areas besides.

LAPA Canine Search are not a pest control company so we therefore have no conflict of interest between finding Bed Bugs with our dogs and then receiving monies for treating infestations. Our dogs are externally assessed by a member of the Bed Bug Foundation Canine assessment team thus ensuring that you are getting a professionally trained and qualified search team. Our dogs and handlers regularly carry out continuation training in order to maintain the team’s operational effectiveness.

LAPA Canine Search is a family run business with honesty, integrity and professionalism at the heart of everything that we do.

Company Profile

  • Explosive Search Teams

    At LAPA we are finding that more and more companies face a number of security challenges when it comes to providing a safe working environment. we train our explosive detection dogs and their handlers to the highest standards to ensure they are versatile, efficient and effective at what they do best.

    All LAPA explosive detection handlers are from a military background. All have experience of working in a wide range of different environments.

    There are many benefits to using detecting dogs, not only are they specifically trained to detect explosives but they are extremely versatile, efficient and effective in what they do.

    One notable quality of detection dogs is that they are able to discern individual scents even when there are dozens of other scents around.

    Due to the current global environment and terrorist threat together with modern security measures the use of explosive detection dogs or sniffer dogs is becoming increasingly more in demand from many sectors. The benefits of utilising Sniffer Dogs to increase the protection of your staff and premises are tangible in that they are effective, efficient and extremely versatile.

    Our explosive detection teams provide sniffer dog solutions for almost any environment such as, mail room facilities, cargo areas, screening and filtration facilities, vehicles, public areas, and people.  Our bomb dogs are trained to give a Passive indication. This preserves forensic evidence and reduces the likelihood of the device being activated unintentionally. Additionally, we can deliver solutions to screen large and dense items that are unable go through X-ray screening machines.

  • Drug Detection Dogs

    The links between organsied crime, terrorism and drugs is now fully acknowledged. LAPA Canine Search offers a proactive solution to counter drug activity in and around licensed premises, events, schools, and universities, working closely with our clients to create a safer environment

    Our Drug Detection dogs offer clients a high profile solution to the misuse of drugs.

    Drug detection dogs are widely used for drug detection because of their ability to detect the slightest scent of an illegal substance. One of the many advantages of using drug detection dogs is that they are able to recognise individual scents even when masked buy other smells. Detection dogs are also trained to dismiss common odours such as food, human and cleaning odours

  • Bed Bug Search

    While it can take hours for a human to search through an entire room, tearing apart furniture and ripping out floor boards to visually locate these offending bugs, dogs can smell the presence of live infestations in a given area within minutes.

    We are not a pest control Company and have the hotels best interest at heart. saving you time, loss of earnings and loss of reputation.

    Proactive approach

    This, if planned as a workable system, can prevent litigation.

    It would clearly show a duty of diligence towards your staff and clients. A full yearly plan of scheduled visits will need to be documented with further back up search reports provided when each of the searches have been completed. This paper trail would be utilised in any court action taken against your company and be admissible in court as a safeguard to any action against your hotel group. LAPA personnel would also be available as expert witnesses in any court case.

    Reactive approach

    If an infestation is reported to LAPA CONTROL, an immediate search team is dispatched to ensure that the spread of the bugs is kept at a minimum. (4 Hour response) We are conscious that we are working for your hotel(s) in helping you find and eradicate infestations as quickly as possible and have a responsibility to stem any additional costs that may be built on by the pest company without due justification. We understand the need to define where the bugs are and that we can identify the rooms concerned and give clean bills of health to surrounding rooms both to the side of the infected room and adjacent to it.

    By cutting down the amount of rooms that are ‘unusable’ this in itself will save you a great deal of money!



    Our Bed Bug awareness courses are the only courses in the UK approved and accredited (Complete with certificate).

    All our courses are delivered by our own contracted specialised trainers.

    By upskilling your staff they are then able to understand and assist in the recognition and prevention of the pest spreading which ultimately will save your company money and loss of reputation. It will help in your duty of diligence.


LAPA Canine Search Ltd
Crown House
Home Gardens
United Kingdom
  • 01322 615 271