Our home and work enviornments can be full of things that adversely affect us. Mold, toxic cleaning products, undetected asbestos, mice and rats, termites, formaldehyde, radon, bacteria, viruses and much more.
A bio-detection dog is a dog trained to identify conditions and diseases in humans using its sense of smell. Dogs can be trained to identify cancer, or minute changes in body odor that reflect dangerous sugar levels in people with diabetes, Addison’s Disease, or the smell of an oncoming seizure. These alert dogs can warn their owners, bring vital medical supplies, and even call for assistance.
A biodetection dog is a dog trained to detect conditions and diseases in humans. For instance, dogs can be trained to identify the odor of cancer, or minute changes in body odor that reflect dangerous blood chemistry for people with conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's Disease, and seizure disorders.
Environmental Toxin Detection
Our home and work enviornments can be full of things that adversely affect us. Mold, toxic cleaning products, undetected asbestos, mice and rats, termites, formaldehyde, radon, .
Environmental toxins can cause serious health effects when exposure is allowed to accumulate, but it is important to remember that the poison is in the dose. Problems usually result from prolonged or excessive exposure; the occasional use of a plastic cup probably won’t hurt you!
Pet Detective Dog - Finding Lost Pets
Every single animal has its own unique scent. Every single mouse, every single cat, every single dog has a special and individual scent. Each animal's scent is more unique than a fingerprint! Teach your dog to find lost pets by their scent.
Getting A Persistent Alert
It's all well and good to train your dog to recognize odor, but how are you to know that your dog smelled the odor you've trained him for - he has to tell you ! That is what we call an alert behavior. This set of modules teaches your dog how to perform an alert behavior when triggered by a scent or a change in your physical condition (like tremors). This module also teaches you how to know it's an alert and how to respond.
Then once you have that alert, how do you make sure your medical alert dog continues to alert, escalates the alert and basically drives you crazy until you do something effective to handle the issus.
Troubleshooting Your Scent Detective
Life happens. Even to our highly trained service dogs. This booklet will show you not only how to maintain your dog's incredible abilites but also how to bring back your dogs need to assist you and alert on those smells that are necessary for your continued health.
The Dark Cloud
This book covers all the environmental toxins and bio hazards that can be detected by a dog so far. This area of detection training is very new and still growing. Today I learned that dogs have been trained to detect leaks in the water supply pipes.
Codifying this area of detection training is vital. With COVID and the possibility of more pandemics, and the increase in diseases, conditions and syndromes that can be traced back to manufactured environments
Public Access Games
Public Access is different between service dogs and working dogs. Working dogs don't have general access. They are only allowed where invited or when working for airports, border patrol, etc.
But the training necessary to have a calm, focused, under control dog is the same.
Intelligent Disobedience training teaches the dog that the alert or the assistance is more important than other cues or commands the human is insisting on. This is most important with working dogs and their handlers health. A dog should never be punished for doing it's job, even if the human thinks it wasn't necessary. A dog's senses are miles above a human's and they probably sense something we can't.
If I have taught well, my dog will understand what I want. If I have taught well, my dog will want to do what I ask. If he says no, I need to trust that he is aware of something I have missed. Instead of forcing him to comply, I need to find out what that is. If I believe that dogs are intelligent animals, it makes sense to acknowledge that intelligence and let it be expressed through the training. It makes sense to use their senses to help keep us both safe.
Scent and Enrichment At first glance, it may seem odd that an animal would be rolling around in a blanket covered with urine, but this is a common animal response to a smelly object. When something in an animal’s territory smells like different animal, they will often try to mask the foreign smell with their own scent.