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Training detector dogs to alert at odor source

August 31, 2018 By
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 odor source. It’s what’s called “the point,” and is demonstrated... Read more»
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How to use detector dogs in office settings

August 24, 2018 By
Common obstructions in office settings change the way detector dogs are able to detect an odor source. Read more»
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How air movement affects dogs’ odor detection

August 17, 2018 By
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 on to furniture and other such items. As we discussed... Read more»
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Training detector dogs to find odor source

August 10, 2018 By
Learn how to help our detector dog track odor to the source. Read more»
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Build your detector dog’s self-confidence

July 6, 2018 By
Building your detector dog’s self-confidence will improve a mutual trust between you and your dog. Read more»
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8 potential pitfalls of detector dogs

July 5, 2018 By
If you are using or plan to use a canine program for your pest management operation, keep in mind these eight potential pitfalls. Read more»
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Learn to trust your detection dog

June 29, 2018 By
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»
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Let detector dogs take the lead

June 22, 2018 By
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 all its considerable capabilities to the odor detection task. What... Read more»
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Train your detection dog to think

June 15, 2018 By
Using your dog’s cognitive and problem-solving ability in the task of odor detection. Read more»
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Encouraging detector dogs to think, not react

June 8, 2018 By
Here's how to encourage your dog to make the right choice based solely on the presence of odor. Read more»
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