What We Do

We provide dog/handler scent detection teams to conservation and research organizations, such as government agencies, private organizations, and educational institutions.

Our dogs are professionally trained in scent detection and physically prepared for field work. Upon project initiation, we will match a dog to your project, imprint her/him to your target scent and make preparations for our team to either work alongside you in the field, or independently collect data following your survey design.

Each project is highly customized, and we're always excited to talk about how our dogs can help you in your research, wildlife monitoring or conservation practices. To discuss a potential project, please contact us

Our Science Dogs can be Prepared to Detect:

  • Animal Carcasses

  • Animal Scat

  • Live Animals

  • Plants

  • Ground Nests

  • Egg Masses

Why use dogs for biological field work?  

       

Conservation detection dogs have been repeatedly shown to:

  • Increase sample size

  • Cover large study areas more efficiently than humans alone

  • Find small, elusive, or cryptic targets

  • Instantly identify targets that are difficult to distinguish between similar species or samples

  • Have low ecological impact on study areas