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WDDO announces ‘hybrid’ conference April 8-9

March 19, 2021 By
The World Detector Dog Organization has finalized its speakers for its 15th annual conference taking place April 8-9, 2021. Read more»
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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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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 detector 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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