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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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Why are H. axyridis going to the dogs?

December 10, 2018 By
The multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis, or ALB) is an invasive pest species that has “dogged” many a pest management professional (PMP). They resemble the native ladybugs — of varying species, depending on region — that your customers might... Read more»
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Fiction: Crawley and the rats in the neighborhood

December 10, 2018 By
Publisher’s Note: This series — “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson, Bug Man” — is a work of fiction. Crawley McPherson and all other characters in this series are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All names, places, locations... 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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Don’t go to extremes when helping your detector dog with distractions

October 19, 2018 By
(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 about the dog and how they treat new things or... Read more»
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PawPail: Pet Waste Station

October 8, 2018 By
Specially designed for outdoor use, PawPail is an environmentally conscious pet waste station you can upsell to residential accounts with fly control or similar sanitation needs — or perhaps use with your K9 detection team. The container also features PawBags,... Read more»
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