By Keith Coddington
Phoenix, AZ based Cimex K9 search teams are currently employed by various pest control companies across Arizona. We boast the fact that we are currently the only third party certified detection dog teams maintained by a certified detection dog trainer in the state of Arizona. It is extremely important for consumers to be aware of this fact as more and more bedbug detection dog companies start popping up that are not third party certified, experienced in the field of detection canines and have little if any quality control standards in place.
We have a genuine concern for this industry considering how specialized this field is and how there is currently a total lack of a certification requirement or required testing when it comes to bedbug detection dogs. Anyone can currently simply state that their dog is a bedbug detection dog and there is no way for a consumer to know the difference.
Cimex K9, has chosen to certify our search teams through the World Detector Dog Organization. The WDDO is fortunate to have Dr. Larry Meyers as our quality control advisor. Dr. Meyers began his research on detection dogs in 1982 and continues his research at Auburn University. Dr. Meyers and David Latimer are the WDDO’s certifying officials and developed the only double-blind certification procedure which is the most stringent and real-world certification available.
Keith Coddington Owner / Trainer / Handler Cimex K9, LLC Phoenix, AZ 888-928-4364