Who we are.

Tackle Hof Trading (Trade as Tackle Hoff K9) was founded in 2014 by Gawie and Linda Engelbrecht. The business is supported by an experienced technical advisor with more than thirty years’ experience in the field.

He has vast experience in the handling and training of service dogs, establishment of operational dog units, appointment of suitable dog handlers, and procurement of suitable service dogs and the management of several operational service dog units. Gawie and Linda are passionate about dogs, and this love for canines is complimented by a high drive for success, and an incredible commitment to making Tackle Hoff K9 a highly successful enterprise.

Located in Stofberg, Mpumalanga, the business provide sniffer, patrol and tracking dogs to a number of national and international Government agencies and Private entities.

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Mission

Tackle Hoff K9’s mission is to deliver high drive green and trained dogs to the client’s needs. Rent out a quality working dog. As well as to accredit a better SASSETA trained dog handler.

Objectives

We strive to be your preferred supplier for security rental dogs, trained dogs, green dogs and dog handler training.

Success Stories

With a passion for dogs, Tackle Hoff K9 carries their work close at heart. Our success is the proof that our clients keep coming back. Having done business with multiple private companies, government agencies and countries abroad. We breed our own puppies from imported bloodlines, with a very good socializing program and starting with puppy development from 6 weeks old.

Reviews

Herewith a review of my Dog handler training at Tackle Hoff K-9

 

I had many options of training courses at other training centers before I chose the Dog Handler Training course at Tackle Hoff K-9. Their response and information about Tackle Hoff K-9 and my interest to do DH3 training.

There for I chose to join Tackle Hoff K-9, I was contacted via email and short after we had a date for our training session and finally, I was ready to take the next step to improve my skills in the security industry as a Dog Handler.

I’ve worked with dogs for some time in the past at a Security company so I wanted to make sure the course fit my experience level. (I had no idea how much I had yet to learn.) I already own a canine at home so I knew more or less about dogs. My experience in the security industry through out the years also helped in most parts of the courses.

Linda and Gawie is a wealth of information and experience for their dog training students. During our training (and the best part of the program, in my opinion) she could easily solve most, training or dog business questions that I asked. She knows what works, what doesn’t and why.

This course has given me the tools to be the Dog Handler I always thought I could be. I’m definitely doing my DH4 and DH5 at Tackle Hoff K-9. And will always recommend Tackle Hoff K-9 to my friends and future dog handlers.

 

Clifford Walker

Graskop

Services we offer

Security dogs

Security dogs

Our patrol dogs are trained based on our clients needs. The minimum standard for a Dog Handler is DH2. But the handler must be certified up to the level of the dog, to be able to legally handle such a dog. We provide a kennel which exceeds the expected requirements, Sleep space, water bowl, Food bowl, leash and collar. Regular inspections will be done on site. The client will also be helped to acquire a PAPA license for the site on which the dog(s) are kept.
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Detection dogs

Detection dogs

We sell green-dogs and trained detection dogs. We can train for any substance or desired scent. Such as citrus, nuts, coper, endangered species, narcotics, explosives ect.
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Tracking dogs

Tracking dogs

We put hours into training our Tracking dogs. From tracking through drive to article-identification on tracks. What ever suits the clients needs. Make sure to put on your tekkies, they can really track.
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Private client’s dogs and boarding

Private client’s dogs and boarding

We also take in and train private client’s dogs. For any training wanted. From personal protection, tracking, obedience and problem solving.