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WATER LEAK DETECTION DOGS, LLC

Training exceptional dogs

for water conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE VESSEL'S
DETECTION TRAINER

WE ARE PASSIONATE
ABOUT DOGS

WE ARE PASSIONATE
ABOUT CONSERVING WATER

 

At Water Leak Detection Dogs, we are passionate about training dogs and conserving water. We train exceptional dogs to find and alert to water leaks in underground distribution lines. If you are associated with a Municipal Water System or a Leak Detection Company, there are many advantages to adding a Water Leak Detection Dog to your team. 

As the Co-Founder of On the Nose Detection Dogs, Carrie Kessler was involved in training Vessel, the FIRST WATER LEAK DETECTION DOG IN NORTH AMERICA. 

Carrie Kessler continues her work with these amazing dogs as the owner and lead trainer of

Water Leak Detection Dogs, LLC. Tim Mitchell assists as business manager and handler.  Together they have trained Flo for Smith Construction in AR and Jubel for Aqua-Terra.Dog Canine Water Leak Detection Services in the Great Lakes Region, three dogs for private leak detection.

Water Leak Detection Dogs, LLC is also available for leak detection service.  We have contracted with plumbers and leak detection services, businesses and homeowners in pinpointing costly water leaks.  Our largest job consisted of a two-mile line of a fire suppression system that was losing approximately 60,000 gallons of water a week.  Within two hours, each of our three dogs independently alerted on 5 underground leaks, saving the company thousands of dollars in excavation and loss of water. Referrals available. 

Meet Vessel: The First Water Leak Detection Dog in North America

UPCOMING EVENTS

Elisa Jones with Duke and Dan Levey with Shadow are demonstrating H2O K9 Leak Detection at the upcoming American Water Works Association Operator Symposium in Buffalo, New York. 

https://nysawwa.org/events/operator-symposium

Previous Clients

OUR
CLIENTS

Central Arkansas Water:
Vessel

Aqua Water Supply
Corporation:
Charlie

Since 2019, Vessel, a sleek black Labrador Retriever has assisted Central Arkansas Water in reducing water loss by pinpointing underground leaks in the company's vast distribution system.  She is handled by Tim Preator, who can share some incredible experiences of working with this amazing dog.  Tim and Vessel were Keynote speakers at the North American Water Loss 2021 Conference. Today, Tim, Vessel and CAW are involved in the transfer training of Water Leak Detection Dogs and new handlers.  Tim can be reached at Timothy.Preator@carkw.com

In the Spring of 2021 Aqua Water Supply Corporation of Bastrop, Texas acquired their K9 Leak Detection specialist Charlie. Charlie, a large Labrador Retriever has been a celebrated new employee for Aqua and a great family member and partner for handler Clifton Smith.  Clifton can share some amazing stories of Charlie's finds and can be reached at cssmith@aquawsc.com

Rye Engineering:
Gauge

Aqua-Terra, Canine Water Leak Detection Services:
Jubel

In January 2021, Pam and Seth Rye, owners of Rye Engineering added Gauge to their team of leak detection specialists. Gauge, a beautiful chocolate Spaniel, has become a valuable asset for leak detection as well as a beloved family member. Seth, Pam and Gauge were Keynote speakers at the North American Water Loss 2021 Conference.
srye@ryeengineering.com 

In January of 2022 Jubel became the first water leak detection dog in the Great Lakes Region.  Aqua-Terra, Water Leak Detection Services added Jubel, a handsome black Labrador to their team of specialists.  Business owner and handler Tamra Sawicki looks forward to sharing her experiences and can be reached at 

tammy@aqua-terra.dog

or 630-317-0811

Jubel is also the first water leak detection dog to be utilized by a Woman Owned Business.  Congratulations Tamra and Jubel!

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OUR
FOUNDER & OUR TRAINERS

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Carrie Kessler, Founder

Carrie Kessler was raised on a horse farm where she learned to train and show Quarter Horses. She attended her first dog training class at age 10 and has loved working with animals ever since.

 

In 2004, Carrie began volunteering at Little Rock Animal Services, training and working with shelter dogs to make them more adoptable. From 2006 to 2020, she was the Executive Director for Last Chance Arkansas animal rescue organization. 

 

In 2011, Carrie helped establish the Paws in Prison program for the Arkansas Department of Corrections and was a professional trainer teaching dog training in 5 different units from 2011 to 2021. 

Over the years, Carrie has enjoyed training basic obedience and family manners, as well as the training of Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs.  She has trained several Hearing Dogs for deaf or hearing-impaired individuals. 

 

Today Carrie focuses her time on training Water Leak Detection Dogs.  In 2011 Carrie became interested in detection training and scent work.  She attended a week-long workshop in Georgia for K-9 Nose Work, which gave her the foundation to train Vessel in 2019, and eight water leak detection dogs since.

Elisa Jones, Trainer

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OUR DOGS

Meet the pack!

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Vessel

Nation's First Water Leak Detection Dog. 

 Central Arkansas Water since 2019

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Gauge Rye

Rye Engineering

 2020

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Charlie

Aqua Water Supply Corporation

 2021

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Flo Jo

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Jubal

 Aqua-Terra 

Canine Leak Detection

2022

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Sandy
 

In training with Water Leak Detection Dogs, LLC

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