Wildlife Detector Dog Training Program
Conserving the Nature of America
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The Service’s first wildlife detector dogs and their wildlife inspector handlers have completed a 13-week training program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Detector Dog Training Center in Newnan, Georgia. Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS  Wildlife Inspector Denise Larison of the Service’s Louisville, Kentucky, law enforcement officer works with Butter on a package inspection drill. Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS

The Service’s first wildlife detector dogs and their wildlife inspector handlers have completed a 13-week training program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Detector Dog Training Center in Newnan, Georgia. Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS

Wildlife Inspector Denise Larison of the Service’s Louisville, Kentucky, law enforcement officer works with Butter on a package inspection drill.  Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS

Wildlife Detector Dog Viper hones in on a suspicious smelling package during the training drill. Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS Wildlife Inspector Amir Lawal and Viper "hit target" during training exercise. Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS

Wildlife Detector Dog Viper hones in on a suspicious smelling package during the training drill.  Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS

Wildlife Inspector Amir Lawal and Viper "hit target" during training exercise.  Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS

Wildlife Inspector Amir Lawal of the Service’s Miami Law Enforcement Office and his canine partner Viper check packages on a conveyor belt during training. Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS

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Wildlife Inspector Amir Lawal of the Service’s Miami Law Enforcement Office and his canine partner Viper check packages on a conveyor belt during training. Credit: Tom MacKenzie / USFWS

 
   
   
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Last updated: April 4, 2013
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