Our mission is to create new opportunities and solutions for conservation and environmental research in New England by using trained dogs for efficient,  low-impact data collection and conservation practices.

To do this, we supply research and conservation organizations with scent detection teams. Each highly-trained dog is accompanied by a handler that is not only skilled in working with their canine partner, but is also an experienced field biologist. 

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The Science Dogs

Our dogs live in a home environment, where they receive daily training and physical conditioning. 

We pride ourselves on our dog training program. We use modern, science-based training methods, and are frequently adapting our program to reflect emerging research. The result? Dogs that are accurate, hard-working, and truly love their jobs.

Lindsay Ware, M.S., CPDT-KA


Lindsay Ware Science Dogs of New England

Lindsay has worked with dogs for conservation purposes since 2011, when she began training and handling dogs to recover large game animals for hunters. Her dog Gander (the nucleus of the Science Dogs logo) has since become a conservation celebrity in the local hunting community. Since 2013, Lindsay has worked as a professional dog trainer, specializing in science-based training techniques.         

Passionate about wildlife and conservation from a young age, Lindsay earned her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Unity College, and her M.S. in Biology from the University of Western Ontario. She spent many years traveling the U.S. and Canada working as a wildlife researcher for various government and non-profit agencies. She has also held research & development, project management, and leadership roles in the biomedical field.