Now that we’re slowly moving into spring and will be working outside more, here is a link to refresh your memory about how scent and airflow work together in the outside environment. http://www.houndandthefound.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/how-scent-and-airflow-works/
Pet dogs keep their feet from freezing By Ella DaviesReporter, BBC Nature Dogs can keep warm on frozen ground, thanks to a specialised circulation system in their paws, say scientists. Researchers in Japan used electron microscopes to study the internal structure of domestic dogs’ paws. They found that heat was transferred from the artery to
Some researchers in NYC need your help! They are studying human-dog interactions and need videos of people playing with their pets. Here is a link: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/12/12/how-do-you-play-with-your-dog/?WT_mc_id=SA_WR_20121219
This is a summary of the acceptance speech made by Dr. Linda Buck (Univ. WA) when she accepted the Nobel Prize in 2004 for her work discovering smell receptors in the brain. http://www.lakeforest.edu/live/files/542-pahomovreviewpdf
A friend send me this hilarious video the other day — it’s how I hope your dog responds to the target odors after our classes.
As a prequel to my interest in the sport of competitive nosework, I first became fascinated by the olfactory abilities of my Bouvier when: As Clinical Director of the Breast Care Center (Cottage Health System), I was asked by several patients to bring my TDI dogs in to the office while they were receiving chemotherapy.