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The Canine Athlete

Enhancing Performance for Detection Dogs

By Erica Boling, PhD

Throughout the world in these tumultuous times, we are seeing an increased need for dogs trained in detection work. The demand for highly trained and highly proficient detection dogs will continue to grow as people begin to recognize the true power and potential of using a dog’s nose for such things as aiding homeland security and cancer detection. From searching for narcotics, explosives, human remains, or bedbugs to ivory, rhino horns, and so much more, detection dogs are saving and protecting lives in ways that we once could have never imagined.

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