CONSERVATION DETECTOR DOGS
Specializing in Wildlife Surveys
WHY USE DOGS....
Dogs are naturally equipped with an enhanced olfactory system allowing them to detect scents undetectable by humans. They are sensitive to air currents and capable of localizing odors to get to the source location of the sample. Their sense of smell is more than 1,000 times as keen as a human's.
Unlike many other sampling methods, detection dogs do not influence or alter the target species’ behavior.
Unlike humans, dogs are not affected by the visual appearance of samples, therefore they are not influenced by the similarities in the appearance of scat samples between targeted and non-targeted species.
Dog teams are able to cover a larger geographic area faster and more completely than humans working alone.
When properly trained, dogs can locate multiple target species within a search area, while ignoring non-targeted species.
Dogs can pinpoint the exact location of a target sample, whether exposed or masked by the environment.
Properly trained dogs will not re-alert to a previously located sample, allowing the dog to locate multiple samples in a small area.
A proven non-invasive method for identifying targeted species in their natural habitat --
Conservation Detector Dogs
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This page was last updated: March 16, 2008