• Chemical and Canine Analysis as Complimentary Techniques for the Identification of Active Odors in an Invasive Agricultural Pest

    Canine training aids for environmental detection are limited by several factors, including a lack of available mimic training aids, methods of acquiring species, and variation of volatiles due to the biological nature of the target.

    11/10/2018 - 04:34

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  • The Development and Understanding of Efficient Mimic Devices for Calibrating and Training Detection Canines for Forensic, Environmental, and Medical Use

    The superiority of canines’ olfaction capabilities makes them ideal as a substance detection tool and has led to their application in various forensic, environmental, and medical disciplines.

    11/10/2018 - 04:30

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  • What do detection dogs know and how do we know they know it?

    Detection dogs do their jobs in a double-blind world, where neither the evaluator (the dog) nor the handler knows whether the substance of interest is present or its identity.  For dogs to be considered reliable, double-blind testing must occur as part of the end-stage and ongoing evaluation proc

    11/10/2018 - 04:26

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  • Odor Memory of Detection Dogs: Implications for Training and Employmen

    Understanding the parameters of the remembering of odors that detector dogs have been trained to detect will allow for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of initial and maintenance training.

    11/10/2018 - 04:20

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