How do you recognise a good detection dog?

From time to time, I come across with the fact that it's not always easy to recognise a good, reliable detection dog, especially if you are not a professional in this business. So I gathered here a small info package to use for those who might need it.  Some people are good talkers. They convince [...]

By |2019-10-25T21:49:49+02:00October 25th, 2019|Yleinen|0 Comments

Tracking with SWDI

A couple of weeks ago there was an excellent tracking camp organised in Sweden by SWDI (Scandinavian Working Dog Institute). The camp was followed by a detection training week arranged for professional dog teams. I had a great opportunity and privilege to take part in the training. Although I promised to share some of the more sophisticated [...]

By |2016-11-05T18:28:19+02:00November 5th, 2016|Yleinen|2 Comments

Scent discrimination – pros and cons

When the dogs explore their surroundings, they discriminate scents all the time. They know who of their favourites or enemies has just walked by the street, and they can smell where their owner has been while gone. It has been said that a human can smell pizza and think "Mmm...Pizza!", but a dog can smell [...]

By |2016-07-12T23:30:08+02:00July 12th, 2016|Yleinen|0 Comments