Detection Dog

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A dog trained to identify by scent certain contraband materials—e.g., firearms, explosives, gypsy moths, chemicals used in arson, plants, currency/cash, illicit drugs, polycarbonate optical disks—bootleg DVDs—human remains, plant and animal tissues, etc.
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Private Rusk often told his parents that dogs like Eli were well-trained at the DOD Military Working Dog School at Lackland and in South Carolina, where he was trained as an improvised explosive device detector dog handler.
is a novel system that uses a liquid odorant with highly trained detector dog teams to locate leaks from pinhole size to large sections.
That is not currently the universal standard; for example, the National Narcotics Detector Dog Association requires only 75 percent detection.
Additionally, it demonstrates that the minimal costs to fund a canine program provide an opportunity for even the smallest college to establish and maintain a detector dog program, which, in these uncertain times, may prove extremely valuable to the safety of the students and faculty.
Barbara Davenport, an experienced, Washington-based detector dog trainer, was drawn to the challenge of developing an effective protocol that could be repeated with many dogs.
The United States Police K-9 Association held its "2000 National Detector Dog Trials" in Johnson City, Tenn.
The 19-month-old labrador is one of Britain's first fire dogs - official title Hydrocarbon Detector Dog.
As Tonka, a two-year old German Shorthaired Pointer, covered the ground between myself and his target I wondered if this animal could truly be described as a `passive' detector dog.
Dogs are certified once a year by the National Narcotics Detector Dog Association, which administers a tough test.
MWD Chyba C260 was a Patrol-Narcotics Detector Dog and also deployed to Iraq for 6 months in August of 2004.