[Explanation] On January 9, at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Nick, a stray dog with outstanding performance, officially became the working dog of Shanghai Customs and guarded the safety of the country.
As a special means of quarantine inspection, customs dogs have always played a unique and irreplaceable role in the search for prohibited articles, especially animal and plant products.
We in 2019, hongqiao airport customs entry port has intercepted a total of more than 7,000 batches of incoming contraband, so about 30% of them are detected by working dogs, it is still very important for us to work.
[Explanations] In June 2019, Nick's adopter, Cheng Baolin, director of training at the Shanghai Customs Control Dog Training Base, recalled that when he drove back to the dog training base, he found the emaciated Nick, who, unlike other stray dogs, was very trusting and close to others, and took him back to the base for a \"counter-attack trip \". Mr Cheng smiled and said it was Nick himself who had changed Nick's future.
I shouted and then it ran over, and then I opened the door, and when I got down I tried to make contact with it, and it rubbed against me. Because we've trained dogs like Spenser before, I'd like to see if I can train them as our working dogs.
[Explanations] After two weeks of quarantine, Nick started training for a fresh start after his base had bathed and groomed, dewormed and quarantined inside and outside. Cheng told reporters that the general training work dog, will be selected in the dog four to six months to start training, the real training of a good work dog, usually need 2 years of training and running-in. Nick relies on his industry and talent, only half a year to successfully pass the examination, the official post, its difficulty is not weaker than the \"lottery.\"
It's very difficult, it's more difficult than winning the lottery, most stray dogs have problems with their psychology, first of all, the psychological level is not passed, we basically test when the elimination rate is very high. And then its health is a big problem. It's good to have three or four dogs out of a hundred puppies.
[Explanation] Mr. Cheng admitted that he had encountered a lot of problems in training Nick, and that the hardest part was overcoming his social habits while he was wandering.
[Explanations] Zhou Qi, head of the Customs Operations Monitoring Section at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, said the training of customs working dogs was a major project. The selection of breed picky and lack of canine origin is a common problem in the selection of customs dogs. In the future, the department will continue to try to train stray dogs and include qualified stray dogs in the category of dogs under customs supervision.