Tag: canine

A PMP primer for dog ectoparasites

August 31, 2019 By
In the April 1967 issue of what was then known as Pest Control magazine, we published an article by Dr. Harold George Scott titled “Dog Ectoparasites.” Looking at it through the lens of today, the info still holds up. Dr.... Read more»
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The new strain of canine distemper virus was found in two gray foxes similar to these foxes. PHOTO: VERMONT FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

New canine distemper strain found in New Hampshire, Vermont

May 9, 2019 By
A distinct strain of canine distemper virus has been identified in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont, according to pathologists at UNH. Read more»
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Wil-Kil shares benefits of bed bug detection dogs

May 8, 2019 By
Wil-Kil Pest Control experts have been partnering with certified scent detection canines for over 10 years to detect countless bed bug infestations. Read more»
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How to evaluate a detector dog for food drive

April 26, 2019 By
This segment continues the process of evaluating detector dogs. This time we’ll focus on food-rewarded dogs. (Editor’s note: Read Part 1 – How to choose a dog for scent detection, Part 2 – Tips to evaluate a dog for scent detection and... Read more»
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How to evaluate a detector dog for toy drive

March 1, 2019 By
Latimer shares how to test a potential detector dog for toy drive in a few simple steps. Read more»
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Tips to evaluate a dog for scent detection

February 22, 2019 By
Here's how to evaluate potential detector dog candidates. Read more»
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How to choose a dog for scent detection

January 23, 2019 By
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 my opinion and are usually based on the person’s pre-conceived... Read more»
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How to get your detctor dog to ignore distractions

December 7, 2018 By
Do you know what’s important to your dog? Read more»
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Identifying sources of distraction for detector dogs

November 30, 2018 By
(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 extremes when helping your detector dog with distractions.“) I want... Read more»
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Research shows dogs can smell malaria parasites

November 2, 2018 By
Detector dogs to the rescue again! If you’ve read David Latimer‘s recent installment on detector dogs and their capabilities at being a good team members for pest management professionals (PMPs), then you might find this recent news interesting. According to... Read more»
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