About Conraad de Rosner
K9 Conservation Training Staff are committed and dedicated to the task of ensuring that our Students receive the highest possible level of attention at all times.
Dog handler Conraad de Rosner has been working with his dogs in the conservation category for the past 17 years and is thoroughly experienced in the use of working dogs in the natural environment:
- Rhino horn detection indication
- Ivory and other wildlife contraband
- Indication wire/cable Snares
- Animal carcasses or remnants detection
- "Multi" and the residual scent of animal body parts or scats
- Bush meat poachers
- Vehicle and premises inspection
- Tracking wounded or darted animals
- Assisting scientific researchers and wildlife vets
If the poachers have dogs, the weimaranas will track the dog scent rather than the humans. He can detect and successfully indicate or track the scents of meat, blood or dung on suspects clothing or shoes, or in their premises and vehicles. They are also trained in self-defense and suspect restraint.
Over the years, Conraad and his weimaranas have had many successes – the most newsworthy, yet perhaps least important being the successful tracking and recapture of Panjo the tiger in Mpumalanga during 2010 using Zingela. (Time taken to locate the Tiger was under an hour). Without doubt their numerous criminal arrests have been directly attributable to the fact that Conraad's highly trained and experienced dog played a lead role in the investigation and discovery of illegal contraband and/or hunting that had taken place. Conraad's experience in the bush is second to none and with a career in the field that spans over 20 years…..