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The dog’s nose - undisputed

champion in scent detection

Dogs have been used by humans for hundreds of years to detect various scents. In the last couple of decades this ability has been formalised for commercial and criminal applications in fields such as forensics, narcotics and explosives detection. Since the early 2000’s this application has expanded to include biological scents, from commercial applications (termites and bedbugs) to conservation applications (cheetah, Amur tiger, ringed seals etc). Dogs are able to detect scents at far lower concentrations than humans and - generally speaking - have greater stamina and focus than human searchers. Using the tried and tested training technique of positive reinforcement, dogs can be trained to target a variety of scents - a reward of a favourite toy is all the incentive they need. Take a look through our site to see how our highly trained dogs can assist you.
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“The major restriction to the use of trained scent-detection dogs appears to be human imagination”   “Often more sensitive, reliable and practical than electronic scent-detection devices, dogs are also easy and cheap to train and put into action. Scent detection dogs make a  significant contribution to the conservation programmes of many endangered species. In the future we can expect to see dogs involved more widely in chemical detection, conservation and disease diagnosis, both human and veterinary. The major restriction to the use of trained scent-detection dogs appears to be human imagination.” The use of scent-detection dogs. Browne et al, February, 2006. Irish Veterinary Journal Volume 59 (2)
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The dog’s nose - undisputed

champion in scent detection

Dogs have been used by humans for hundreds of years to detect various scents. In the last couple of decades this ability has been formalised for commercial and criminal applications in fields such as forensics, narcotics and explosives detection. Since the early 2000’s this application has expanded to include biological scents, from commercial applications (termites and bedbugs) to conservation applications (cheetah, Amur tiger, ringed seals etc). Dogs are able to detect scents at far lower concentrations than humans and - generally speaking - have greater stamina and focus than human searchers. Using the tried and tested training technique of positive reinforcement, dogs can be trained to target a variety of scents - a reward of a favourite toy is all the incentive they need. Take a look through our site to see how our highly trained dogs can assist you.
© All content Bio Dogs 2014
“The major restriction to the use of trained scent-detection dogs appears to be human imagination”   “Often more sensitive, reliable and practical than electronic scent-detection devices, dogs are also easy and cheap to train and put into action. Scent detection dogs make a  significant contribution to the conservation programmes of many endangered species. In the future we can expect to see dogs involved more widely in chemical detection, conservation and disease diagnosis, both human and veterinary. The major restriction to the use of trained scent-detection dogs appears to be human imagination.” The use of scent-detection dogs. Browne et al, February, 2006. Irish Veterinary Journal Volume 59 (2)