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National Association of Canine Scent Work

Webinar: Let's do the Chemistry of Odor for Canine Detection

WEBINAR: Let's do the Chemistry of Odor for Canine Detection

INSTRUCTOR: Lauryn DeGreeff of Naval Research Laboratory in cooperation with NSWC IHEODTD

DATE: April 11th, 2019 Thursday

TIME: 11:00am-12:15pm PDT

CEUs: 3 for CNWI

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: In this class intended for the Nose Work dog handler/trainer, odor will be described on a molecular level as it relates to the detection of a target.  This will include the basics of odor development from an odor source into an odor plume that is detectable by the dog.  We will describe how odor emanates from a target object and how the dog might perceive this odor.  We will then discuss the variety of factors that affect how the dog experiences the target odor, such as target mass versus odor quantity, differences between manufacturers, changes with time and environmental conditions, challenges related to wrapping and concealment.  Factors affecting odor availability and methods to prevent contamination of training materials will also be covered.  



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