July 1, 2013

The Latest In Scientific Field Equipment? Fido's Nose

Dave Vesely is busy training his dog, Sharpy. She isn't learning to sit or fetch or even herd sheep; Sharpy is learning to find the nests of western pond turtles.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

14 january 2011

Four-Legged Assistants Sniff Out Wildlife Data

Scat-sniffing dogs are becoming increasingly popular among scientists as assistants that can gather data about a wildlife area.

JANUARY 14,  2011

July 10, 2013

A Nose for Wild Things

These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans.

NOVEMBER 12, 2010

IN THE NEWS

resources

When we're not in the field, we are developing resources to help handlers around the world adopt best practices, building tools to help shelter directors identify potential working dogs, and are publishing in the scientific literature on the outcomes of our work. 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

Dave Vesely is busy training his dog, Sharpy. She isn't leaning to sit or fetch or even herd sheep; Sharpy is learning to find the nests of western pond turtles.

JANUARY 14, 2011

Scat-sniffing dogs are becoming increasingly popular among scientists as assistants that can gather data about a wildlife area.

NOVEMBER 12, 2010

These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

Dave Vesely is busy training his dog, Sharpy. She isn't leaning to sit or fetch or even herd sheep; Sharpy is learning to find the nests of western pond turtles.

JANUARY 14, 2011

Scat-sniffing dogs are becoming increasingly popular among scientists as assistants that can gather data about a wildlife area.

NOVEMBER 12, 2010

These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans.

IN THE NEWS

resources

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

Dave Vesely is busy training his dog, Sharpy. She isn't leaning to sit or fetch or even herd sheep; Sharpy is learning to find the nests of western pond turtles.

Month, DD, YYYY

january 14, 2011

Scat-sniffing dogs are becoming increasingly popular among scientists as assistants that can gather data about a wildlife area.

Month, DD, YYYY

NOVEMBER 12, 2010

These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans.

A Nose for Wild Things

Month, DD, YYYY

NOVEMBER 12, 2010

These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2015

JULY 10, 2015

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

At an inspection station here on the border with Montana, a black dog in an orange vest briskly scoured the hull of a motorboat, her nose twitching as she investigated every crevice.

Rescues 2the Rescue, a partnership between the IFAW and Working Dogs for Conservation, places high-energy dogs in jobs that benefit from their spunk.

I think we can all agree that dogs are great at everything. Except being bad friends, they're terrible at that.

Wicket, a black Labrador mix, zigzagged through a hillside of ferns, nose to ground, and abruptly sat down near a tangled thicket, a clear signal that she had found something.