Mold Dogs Sensitivity

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  • From a single drop of urine, the sniffing dog learns the marking animal’s sex, diet, health, emotional state, and even whether it’s dominant or submissive, friend or foe.
  • Tracking dogs follow a biochemical trail of dead skin cells, sweat, odor molecules, and gasses.
  • For dogs, a scent article is like a three-dimensional “odor image” – much more detailed than a photograph is for a person.
  • Dogs can track a scent through snow, air, mud, water, and even ash.
  • The properly trained and certified detection dog is recognized in court as a “scientific instrument” (US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • According to a report prepared by the Institute for Biological Detection Systems (IBDS) of Auburn University (Auburn, AL), dogs have the following capabilities:
  1. Sensitivity:
    Documented limits of olfactory detection for the dog range from tens of parts per billion to 500 parts per trillion.
  2. Discrimination:
    Dogs are extremely good at discriminating a target vapor from non-target vapors that are also present, even at relatively high concentrations of non-target odors.
  3. Odor Signatures:
    When being trained to detect a substance, dogs learn to alert to one or two of its most abundant vapor compounds.
  4. Multiple Odor Discriminations:
    Dogs can easily learn as many as ten odor discriminations.