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WATER LEAK DETECTION DOGS, LLC

Training exceptional dogs

for water conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who We Are

 AT WATER LEAK DETECTION DOGS, LLC
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT TRAINING DETECTION DOG AND HANDLER TEAMS

Our training program for dogs and handlers produces highly trained canines specialized in detecting underground leaks of drinking water.  Our dogs are able to detect water main leaks that may elude other forms of leak detection, providing you with faster and more efficient results. Our training techniques are cutting-edge and proven to be effective, so you can count on us to give you the expertise you need to succeed.

Meet Vessel: The First Water Leak Detection Dog in North America.
Vessel was trained by Carrie Kessler and Tracy Owen in 2019 and continues to love her job today finding water leaks for Central Arkansas Water. 

Why Use Dogs?

Dogs are increasingly being used to find water main leaks that may elude other forms of leak detection.  There are many benefits to be gained from using dogs in water main leak detection.

 

Accuracy:

Detection dogs have an exceptional sense of smell, far superior to human capabilities. They have been used for decades to accurately locate and identify specific scents, such as drugs and explosives, termites and bed bugs... and now WATER MAIN LEAKS, with impressive precision.

 

Efficiency:

Dogs can cover large areas quickly, reducing the time and effort required for ecological surveys. Their speed and agility allow for efficient data collection, making them invaluable assets in time-sensitive projects or costly water loss.

 

Non-invasive: Unlike some survey techniques that may disturb habitats or wildlife, detection dogs operate non-invasively. They can detect leaking water pipes without causing disruption or harm, making them ideal for sensitive ecological environments, or a homeowner's expensive landscaping.

 

Accessibility: Dogs can access challenging terrains, including dense vegetation, wetlands, and rugged landscapes, where human surveyors may struggle to navigate effectively. Their ability to reach remote areas enhances survey coverage and data collection.

 

Cost-effectiveness: Using detection dogs can be a cost-effective alternative to other survey methods. They require less specialized equipment and can cover extensive areas efficiently, resulting in reduced surveying costs over time.

 

Complementary to Technology: While technology plays a vital role in ecological surveys, detection dogs offer unique advantages. They can detect scents that may not be detectable through other means, providing additional data and improving overall survey accuracy.

 

Public Engagement and Education: Detection dogs capture public attention and interest, serving as ambassadors for ecological surveys. Their involvement in conservation efforts raises awareness, sparks curiosity, and educates the public about the importance of environmental protection.

Previous Clients

OUR
SUCCESS STORIES

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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Meet the Team

Our team of amazing trainers can train a dog for you or teach you to train your own dog forWater Leak Detection.

OUR TRAINER

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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