'Ask the Dog Guy' with John Wade

Embracing Science and Common Sense

Scent Detection

No Evidence For Detrimental Effect Of Chemical Castration On Working Ability In Swiss Military Dogs

– Posted in: Article, Dogs and Science, Newsletters, Scent Detection, Service Dogs, Working Dogs

Type: Paper Personal Comment: This is the first study of castration effects on the working ability of dogs. ABSTRACT Hormones influence the social behaviour of dogs. Castration of male dogs induces a reduction of testosterone and has been shown to affect social behaviours associated with aggression and reproduction. Changes in social behaviour could be critical [...]

Dogs detect malaria by sniffing socks worn by African children

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Freya Malaria Sniffing Dog Type: Article Personal Comment: For those interested in scent detection dogs. Dogs Detect Malaria By Sniffing Socks Worn By African Children As the global battle against malaria stalls, scientists may be adding a novel tool to the fight: sniffer dogs. In recent tests trained sniffer dogs successfully diagnosed malaria infections simply [...]