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Dog fight: Court case questions PMPs’ working dog property rights

April 7, 2021 By
M&M Environmental Services in Queens, N.Y., sheds light on an employee's decision about a bed bug inspection canine that affected the company’s reputation greatly. Read more»

Use nonverbal cues to communicate with detector dogs

March 15, 2021 By
This segment continues the discussion about dog and nonverbal communications between dogs and handlers. This time we’ll discuss why it’s important to learn a little about how to speak dog if we want to have a top dog. Knowing how... Read more»
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Understand your detector dog’s nonverbal cues

March 8, 2021 By
Long before a dog uses sound to communicate, it sends clear signals with its physical movements. Learn to understand your detector dog's nonverbal cues. Read more»
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Why nonverbal cues matter to detector dogs

March 1, 2021 By
Research shows that dogs can learn some words. The question, is whether verbally is the best way for us to communicate with dogs. Read more»
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Bed bug K9s could be key to ending pandemic

August 13, 2020 By
The owners of Paradise Dog Training in Fenton, Mich., have trained two of their bed bug detection dogs to detect coronavirus traces in human saliva. Read more»
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Teaching working K9s a new trick

June 27, 2020 By
The British government provided funding to research working to determine whether dogs could be trained to sniff out coronavirus on humans. Read more»
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5 questions with Sandy Honess

December 16, 2019 By
We catch up with Sandy Honess, who co-owns Ladybug Pest Management with her husband, Frank. In the past 10 years, the Delmar, Del.-based company’s bed bug services have increased to 70 percent of its yearly receivables, and its Canine Scent... 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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Bed bugs in Apple store illustrate why communication is key

April 18, 2019 By
The temporary Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York City has been battling bed bugs for over a month without communication to employees or shoppers. Read more»
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Bed bugs in books

April 1, 2019 By
Do you offer bed bug treatments for libraries? It might be worth considering. A library system in Lincoln, Nebraska inspects every book or item returned to all eight branches. The system found bed bugs in 2014 and a committee of... Read more»
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