Detection Dogs in our Chester Branch

October 13, 2015

Wagtail International uses Chester Self Storage to help train their detection dogs.

WP_20150306_14_24_46_Pro.jpgThere are a variety of goods stored inside our Chester branch, Chester Self Storage, ranging from tarantula tanks to selfie sticks and on some occasions there are even a few patrolling detection dogs. Wagtail International, the award winning specialists in detection dogs and dog handler training use Chester Self Storage as a place to train their dogs.


 Wagtail International were established in 2003 and since then they have gone on to win numerous awards. They are the only private UK Company that provides Body Detection Dogs (to detect illegal immigrants) for the UK Border Force. Wagtail International trains their dogs to detect a wide variety of things from illegal tobacco and drugs to bodies and bombs and Chester Self Storage provides the perfect place to train. With over 350 private and secure units the four legged members of the Wagtail International team have to use their noses to detect where their trainers have hidden the goods.

James Matthews, the Store Manager of Chester Self Storage states ‘It’s our pleasure to provide WagTail with somewhere to train their dogs. It’s exciting to be part of training that could potentially save people’s lives.’