To improve our management of termites inspections regarding restrictions and expectations, we are in the process of training a dog for termite detection by indicating on their odour. We are still in the initial stages of site training but are seeing great results on our modelled training and site introductions so far. We will be introducing “MINI The Dog” to the inspections of an empty building at this stage where permission is given.
Why Use A Termite Inspection Dog Like Mini?
Why Not? Dogs have been used for detection work for centuries. Dogs are still used for detection work and many of us have seen them at airports, military and police demonstrations.
In short, humans have an estimated 6 million olfactory (sensory) receptors in our nose. Dogs possess over 220 million. So, proportionally speaking, that’s 30 to 40 times stronger. Not only that, but dogs also have a much larger portion of their brain dedicated to their sense of smell.