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Tag: K9

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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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Flea Flicker Pest Control’s bed bug K9, Luke. PHOTO: RYAN LEES

K9 Luke joins Flea Flicker Pest Control

April 17, 2020 By
Luke is a mixed breed of blue heeler (Australian cattle dog) and rat terrier. He is the first bed bug K9 for Flea Flicker Pest Control, Mount Holly, N.J. Read more»
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Paula Lomax and one of the pups in training just months after birth. PHOTO: BLACK DIAMOND PEST CONTROL

Black Diamond pups earn bed bug inspector certification

November 15, 2019 By
Five puppies in Black Diamond Pest Control's K9 Academy earned their inspector certification and will join the bed bug detection team in southern Indiana. Read more»
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Lindsay Allard of Wil-Kil Pest Control, handler of Jack, the canine pictured. PHOTO: WIL-KIL PEST CONTROL

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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Latimer dogs, PHOTO: David Latimer

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»
PHOTO: David Latimer

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 detector dog to ignore distractions

December 7, 2018 By
Do you know what’s important to your dog? Read more»
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PHOTO: DAVID LATIMER

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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