Top Things Dogs are Trained to Sniff

August 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm



Dogs have some of the strongest noses in the animal kingdom

Historically, the nose of a dog is known to be up to 100 million times more sensitive than a human’s. Because of this, many are trained to detect a number of items for a number of reasons. Here are a few of the more interesting ones.


Yes, you read it correctly. According to some studies, dogs have been known to sniff out cancer. They detect very low concentrations of alkanes and aromatic compounds generated by tumors. However this is still a preliminary claim and a very primitive form of cancer screening.


Dogs are trained to associate drugs with a game of tug-of-war. They are normally attracted to a drug’s smell because it is often abnormal to a room’s overall fragrance. By incorporating it into a game, dogs effectively sniff out drugs for law enforcement agencies and military personnel year after year.


With enhanced focus on environmentally friendly pest control, bed bug detection canines are gaining steam. They are a considered a safer option to pesticide. Operators discover exactly where bed bugs are located, thereby limiting the amount of pesticide used.

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