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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.

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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»

Training detector dogs to find odor source Posted on 10 Aug 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Pest Talk categories.

Learn how to help our detector dog track odor to the source. Read more»

Build your detector dog’s self-confidence Posted on 06 Jul 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Pest Talk categories.

Building your detector dog’s self-confidence will improve a mutual trust between you and your dog. Read more»

Learn to trust your detection dog Posted on 29 Jun 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Pest Talk categories.

Learn how PMPs can encourage their detection dog to be a more important part of the team with its sense of smell and problem-solving ability. Read more»

Let detector dogs take the lead Posted on 22 Jun 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Pest Talk categories.

Our discussion about dogs and their ability to apply a cognitive process to problem-solving continues. Let’s examine some of the ways we interfere with and prevent the dog from bringing... Read more»

Train your detection dog to think Posted on 15 Jun 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Pest Talk categories.

Using your dog’s cognitive and problem-solving ability in the task of odor detection. Read more»

Encouraging detector dogs to think, not react Posted on 08 Jun 2018 in the Bed Bugs & Business & featured & Pest Talk & Termites categories.

Here's how to encourage your dog to make the right choice based solely on the presence of odor. Read more»

What the detector dog’s nose knows Posted on 14 May 2018 in the Bed Bugs & featured & Pest Talk categories.

For this third installment on pest control detection dogs’ false alerts, let’s discuss how bias can influence us — and in turn, our dogs — and how to avoid that.... Read more»