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Building the Conservation K9

“Training the Conservation Canine”
Location: West Tisbury Library

We all know that dogs have an amazing sense of smell. Scientists have discovered that while the human nose has approximately 6 million scent receptors, the average dog nose has over 300 million. Dogs are an ideal detection tool and are used not only for locating illegal substances and explosives, but also invasive or harmful pests, as well as rare and endangered species of plants and animals. This presentation will give a brief overview of the dog training process from the initial question of “Can a dog be trained to find…” to working in the field to locate a specific target species by odor alone. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.