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BlogPaws News Bite: Dogs ‘Compete’ In Bomb Sniff Test

When you see a bomb-sniffing dog in an airport, have you ever thought about what they had to do in order to earn that post?ATF canine testing for explosives recognition.

In Colorado this week, according to an article in the Denver Post, “In the cafeteria of Arvada West High School, about 25 law enforcement canines and their trainer counterparts will attempt to pass the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ national odor-recognition test and prove they are more than ready to protect the public.”

The dogs, and their handlers, are put through their paces and spend a lot of time sniffing and scrounging around looking for bombs and bomb components. You can read the rest of the article here about the rigorous testing these dogs must complete before they are deemed ready to help protect the public.

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