Resources

  • 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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  • IWDBA Selection and training of dogs for tracking

    Selection and training of dogs for tracking

    Young male police dogs are the best to identify correct direction of 10 trails laid by one human.

    Wells, D. L., & Hepper, P. G. (2003). Directional tracking in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 84(4), 297-305.

    03/21/2017 - 19:25

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