Cute dogs sniff out poachers

Lumi, a highly energetic cocker spaniel, is “absolutely perfect for the job,” according to his trainer Louise Wilson, of Wagtail UK. “He is very enthusiastic — you could say to the point of obsessive — for a tennis ball.” Once they make a find, the dogs are given a ball as a reward. Calmer than […]

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U.K. dogs training to sniff out bladder cancer

A dog’s sense of smell might be one of his or her best, innate abilities. And an increasing number of researchers are using that nose to help humans detect cancer. Claire Guest of Berkshire, England runs a charity called “Medical Detection Dogs” that trains dogs how to detect cancer. One project involves teaching animals how […]

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Agricultural Dogs Sniff Out Illegal Produce

advertisement There was a time when Hawkeye the dog stood amidst the most humblest of life’s predicaments. He was confined to a kennel in Georgia, his days playing-out in a small concrete cell. But this was one of those occasions where fate interceded, drawing open a rusted chain link door to an unpredicted path. In […]

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Conservation dogs sniff out endangered animals

Megan Parker carries poop in her purse. At least she does when she’s working with her dog Pepin, who’s trained to track the scat of endangered wildlife. Having the right scent on hand allows Parker to direct her dog during a search. Parker and Pepin have helped conservation workers protect wildlife all over the world. […]

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Detection Dogs : Learning to Pass the Sniff Test

Jane J. Lee Anyone who’s been through an airport, crossed national borders, or gone to a public school in the United States has seen detection dogs, noses diligently sniffing for illegal drugs or banned produce and invasive insects. There are even dogs trained to detect wildlife or wildlife parts, like rhino horns and ivory, that […]

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Dog sniff unconstitutional? Supreme Court rules drug dog sniffs constitute illegal search

Dog sniff unconstitutional: Justice Antonin Scalia said a person has the Fourth Amendment right to be free from the government’s gaze inside their home and in the area surrounding it, which is called the curtilage. By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press / March 26, 2013 The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot bring drug-sniffing […]

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Dogs trained to “sniff out” cancer

14 March 2013 Last updated at 05:02 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Jobi is the first dog in the new study to be trained to to identify the scent of breast cancer A Buckinghamshire scientist, whose dog apparently “sniffed out” her breast cancer, is leading research to see if a […]

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