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  • An evidence-based decision assistance model for predicting training outcome in juvenile guide dogs

    An evidence-based decision assistance model for predicting training outcome in juvenile guide dogs

    Naomi D. Harvey1*, Peter J. Craigon1, Simon A. Blythe1,2, Gary C. W. England1,

    Lucy Asher1,

    Guide dogs UK, developed a the questionnaire-based assessment tool to identify dogs that are likely to fail the training program. By identifying these dogs PRIOR to starting the training, so they can put more resources in those dogs that can become successful guide dogs.

    Guide Dogs, UK is the largest breeding and training school in the world producing approximately 1,400 dogs a year. Their puppies are placed with volunteers from the age of 2 to 14 months, after which they enter formal training

    12/07/2017 - 21:08

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  • IWDC group photo Banff

    Royal Canin Working Dog Video

    Promo video

    04/06/2017 - 11:20

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  • IWDBA IWDC 2017 Banff

    IWDC 2017

    Wow - more than 170 participants from over 20 countries - start of an exciting meeting in Bannf, Canada! 

    It is hard to believe that we have now been meeting for 20 years!

     

     

    04/03/2017 - 18:28

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  • Dogs are naturally able to follow an odour pattern, which is successfully utilized in many disciplines (explosive detection, tracking of human suspects, conservation, etc.) This study was designed in order to assess a dog’s ability to use information obta

    How many footsteps do dogs need to determine the direction of an odour trail?

    Dogs are able to determine the direction of a trail with information available in individual footsteps and that they require five of them to do so. Three footsteps do not provide enough information to determine the direction of the trial,

     

    Hepper, P. G., & Wells, D. L. (2005). How many footsteps do dogs need to determine the direction of an odour trail? Chemical Senses, 30(4), 291-298.

    03/21/2017 - 19:29

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