Heyrex Gives Landsar Search Dogs Something To Wag Their Tails About
Announcing an exciting new partnership, Wellington-based Heyrex is teaming up with New Zealand Land Search & Rescue Search Dogs (LandSAR Search Dogs), to provide behavioural monitoring devices to working canines that are out there performing demanding search and rescue duties.
Heyrex manufactures revolutionary dog monitoring units that fit on to a dog’s collar. They track the daily behaviours of a dog so owners and handlers can keep a close eye on their overall wellbeing.
Nathan Lawrence, CEO of Heyrex, says: “We’re pleased to be able to donate 30 Heyrex monitoring devices to such a deserving cause. The Heyrex device will offer the LandSAR Search Dog handlers the ability to make sure their dogs are in optimum condition so they can perform challenging duties.”
“Our dogs are highly trained and provide search and rescue support for lost, missing and injured people across New Zealand,” says Graeme Hill, Chairman of LandSAR Search Dogs. Often they work in severe and uncompromising conditions; in alpine, remote wilderness environments and we need to make sure they are fit and well to be able to perform.”
Graeme continues, “Using Heyrex products will help our handlers, who are all voluntary, make sure their dog’s wellbeing is never overlooked or compromised.”
“The donation of the 30 Heyrex dog monitoring units and additional Torus water bowls, which allow the dogs to have a continuous supply of fresh, filtered, clean water, will definitely be appreciated by them!”
Lawrence comments: “We really are delighted with the collaboration between LandSAR Search Dogs and Heyrex.
“These highly talented dogs help save many lives across New Zealand every year and it’s our job to make sure we look after them.”
“The Heyrex devices have the potential to extend the working lives of the LandSAR Search Dogs; tracking activities, fitness levels and helping act as a safeguard from exhaustion and performance-related injuries.”
“Heyrex can operate effectively in conditions that vary between -10 and up to 55 degrees Celsius. They are also completely waterproof and durable.”
“They will help the LandSAR Search Dog handlers collate data related to their dog’s behaviour, allowing them to identify behavioural changes and improve or indicate underlying health problems. Each handler will be able to read and interpret the data and take decisive action, if an issue arises.”
Heyrex will also donate $20 to LandSAR Search Dogs for every monitoring unit sold through the volunteer-run organisation and $10 from every Torus bowl sold.