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David Latimer is founder of the World Detector Dog Organization, online at WDDO.org. He can be reached at latimer_david@yahoo.com.

Posts by David Latimer

How to evaluate a detector dog for toy drive Posted on 01 Mar 2019 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

Latimer shares how to test a potential detector dog for toy drive in a few simple steps. Read more»

Tips to evaluate a dog for scent detection Posted on 22 Feb 2019 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

Here's how to evaluate potential detector dog candidates. Read more»

How to choose a dog for scent detection Posted on 23 Jan 2019 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Pest Talk categories.

I’m frequently asked if I prefer a certain breed of dog for scent detection. My answer is always the same — no, not really. Breed choices are mostly arbitrary in... Read more»

How to get your detctor dog to ignore distractions Posted on 07 Dec 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

Do you know what’s important to your dog? Read more»

Identifying sources of distraction for detector dogs Posted on 30 Nov 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

(Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series on detector dogs and distractions. Read part one, “What distractions mean for detector dogs” and part two, “Don’t go to... Read more»

Don’t go to extremes when helping your detector dog with distractions Posted on 19 Oct 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

(Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part series on detector dogs and distractions. Read part one, “What distractions mean for detector dogs“) Last time we talked a lot... Read more»

What distractions mean for detector dogs Posted on 28 Sep 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

You take your dog into a room, give the command to search and rather than immediately focusing on sniffing, the dog runs over and stares out the window or sniffs... Read more»

Training detector dogs to alert at odor source Posted on 31 Aug 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

We haven’t yet, in this series on odor movement, discussed a training exercise to help your detector dog (and you) recognize the difference between a transient odor concentration and an... Read more»

How to use detector dogs in office settings Posted on 24 Aug 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

Common obstructions in office settings change the way detector dogs are able to detect an odor source. Read more»

How air movement affects dogs’ odor detection Posted on 17 Aug 2018 in the featured & Pest Talk categories.

Our discussion about odor movement problems continues. Last time we talked about how air moves and concentrates as it moves through doors or other openings. In this segment, we’ll move... Read more»