sniffer dog

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sniffer dog

a police dog trained to detect drugs or explosives by smell
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Training detection dogs for schools is intensive and takes up to 16 weeks, Schiller says.
Some studies have reported that scat detection dog surveys were more cost-effective than camera traps for detecting various carnivores (Long et al.
At the gala event to celebrate the work of demining canines worldwide and to seek contributions for this purpose, the Sri Lankan Mine Detection Team led by Brigadier Amith Senevirathna, Brigade Commander of Sri Lanka Army Engineers Humanitarian Demining Unit, together with the mine detection dog Alvin and its handler were recognized for their contribution to the successful demining efforts in Sri Lanka.
While all domestic dogs are very good sniffers--the dog's primary sense is olfaction--not every dog is or can be a very good detection dog. Those selected for training are often not walk-ons: they might come from a breed line known to produce sensitive dogs, or, better, they are raised with the intention of eventually going into a training program.
Medical Detection Dogs is a charity that trains dogs to recognise the scent of lowered glucose levels and teaches them how to alert their owners while they are still able to act to prevent a hypo- or hyperglycaemic episode.
The team of spaniels were provided by BWY Tobacco Detection Dog Services, which provide search dogs to Government agencies.
North Yorkshire Police has said goodbye to nineyear-old Cocker Spaniel, Tommy - a drugs detection dog who was gifted to the force in January 2008.
Django is only the second bomb detection dog in a Central Massachusetts police department, excluding those available from State Police.
In Turkey, 40 detection dogs are used at customs gates that are of particularly strategic importance as part of a project that foresees the eventual use of a detection dog at every customs entry point.
A demonstration will be put on by a detection dog from the Corvallis Police Department.
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