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It's me, Ernie I'm so glad you're here! I love sharing my favorite things with friends while spreading the good word about how amazing us Canine Finders are at sniffing for science. Please enjoy the goodies on this page and contact the two-leggeds if you have any questions about the work we do, or the work we could do, together!
Wiggles and wags,
TOP NOTCH RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS ABOUT CONSERVATION DOGS
An incredible collection of publications! To get an idea about the worldwide deployment of wildlife detection dogs, their target species, the breeds used and their performance compared to other methods, Grimm‐Seyfarth et al. collected and analysed 1220 publications from 1930 onwards. This first comprehensive review about historic and current use of wildlife detection dogs is accompanied by a database and analyses differences in the dogs’ performance.
Using Detection Dogs to Monitor Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Protect Aquatic Resources is about the varied range of emerging applications using specially trained detection dogs to monitor and protect aquatic ecosystems, animals, plants and related resources. Featuring contributions from those at the forefront of converging disciplines ranging from canine training, ecological and biological monitoring, water resource management, and more, it addresses everyone already immersed in these or related fields, and anyone seeking to gain a broader understanding of them.
Canine Ergonomics: The Science of Working Dogs, pulls together related research from different fields into an interdisciplinary resource of science-based information. Providing a complete overview, from physiology to cognition, this is the first book to discuss working dogs from a scientific perspective. It covers a wide range of current and potential tasks, explores ergonomic and cognitive aspects of these tasks, and covers personality traits and behavioral assessments of working dogs.