5. Roll Call/The Economist: Bomb Dogs (4/12)

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UNITED STATES - APRIL 5: Before a handler is assigned, canines initially receive five weeks of vigorous training at the center if they are to be a standard explosives detection canine - and eleven weeks for an elite Vapor Wake canine. When the handler arrives, they then both start a 10-12 explosives handler course...Auburn's detector dogs are scent trained on various devices, like this "Dutch Box." It allows the instructors to control multiple teaching variables. This way the dog has to differentiate the object, the scent, and how the scent is revealed. This way the dogs don't always chase the ball, but learn to focus on the smell it carries.
UNITED STATES - APRIL 5: Before a handler is assigned, canines initially receive five weeks of vigorous training at the center if they are to be a standard explosives detection canine - and eleven weeks for an elite Vapor Wake canine. When the handler arrives, they then both start a 10-12 explosives handler course...Auburn's detector dogs are scent trained on various devices, like this "Dutch Box." It allows the instructors to control multiple teaching variables. This way the dog...
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