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Why use pipeline leak detection dogs?
August 3, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Why use pipeline leak detection dogs?

Pipeline leaks aren’t something to mess around with. They can be unsafe to the environment and the community, not to mention extremely costly to the company that runs and operates it. At Black Creek K-9 Pipeline Leak Detection, our dogs can identify when there’s a leak as well as its exact location. If you’ve never used pipeline leak detection dogs before, we’ll give you three reasons why you should. Read our short guide below to learn more about our dogs and how they can help you.


As humans, our senses are limited. This goes for everything from our eyes that are limited to the visible light spectrum, our ears to a certain decibel to protect them, as well as our noses. Dogs, on the other hand, have senses that are far more developed than we have ever experienced. Their noses are up to 100 million times more sensitive than humans. Of course, this isn’t the case with all breeds, but sport dogs like shepherds and hounds have been bred for hundreds of years to be particularly sensitive to smells.

This hypersensitivity makes it so that dogs can be trained to identify specific smells. This can be anything from an individual to gasses to drugs, which is why they’re used for so many different industries. Our dogs are trained to identify gasses that could potentially leak from pipelines, which makes them excellent for pipeline leak detection.


In a world filled with expensive high-tech equipment, sometimes the low-tech option is the best solution. Equipment can fail, batteries can die, and sensors can be damaged, but dogs will always be able to revert to their training. Our pipeline leak detection dogs are highly trained and professional, which means that they’ve learned how to focus on the task at hand without being distracted. Additionally, our detection dogs have an average detection range of 10 miles, which is considered above average. This allows us to track the length of a pipeline within a large area to identify potential leaks.


Our dogs are hand-selected based on attributes that we believe will make them the most effective candidate for their line of work. This ensures that their identification and location of leaks are accurate beyond that of typical detection equipment. While some apparatus is up to 90% effective, our dogs are provided pinpoint accuracy with the location of a leak. We have two dogs that we use for pipeline leak detection so they can rest between jobs for better accuracy and efficiency going forward.


Leak detection equipment can be incredibly expensive and you often don’t want to have an excessive amount of money for a leak repair. Leak detection dogs are an affordable alternative that will provide you with reliable results. Our dogs are efficient in pinpointing even the smallest leaks, which will save you money in the long run as well as with your initial leak identification or inspection.

Contact us for more information

If you’d like more information about the work our dogs do or need to book our services, please reach out to Black Creek K-9 Pipeline Leak Detection. Our dogs are trained professionals at what they do and will either find the leak in question or give a strong verification that there isn’t a leak at all. In addition to leak detection, we also offer dog training services. You can get in touch by calling 817-771-0008 or 253-444-8089. You can also send a message using our online contact form or send an email directly at We look forward to working with you.

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