Winning by a nose: the dogs being trained to detect signs of Covid-19

Winning by a nose: the dogs being trained to detect signs of Covid-19

When Medical Detection Dogs was tasked with finding out whether malaria had a distinctive smell, Asher was assigned to the project.“If a dog comes up to something they like the odour of, they sniff really hard and rapidly, don’t they?” explains Guest.

Dogs are chomping at the bit to go to airports to sniff out coronavirus

Dogs are chomping at the bit to go to airports to sniff out coronavirus

Experts are sure the dogs could detect the virus and just need samples from patients to teach them the smell (Picture: Getty Images)Six dogs have been picked and could be trained in six to eight weeks, the charity says, but £500,000 in funding and samples from coronavirus patients are needed to complete their training.

Latex detection dogs help people with allergy return to normal life

Latex detection dogs help people with allergy return to normal life

Ellen Heilman has been living with a latex allergy since she was 5 — a worsening sensitivity that can leave her struggling to breathe if there’s a rubber band, balloon or latex glove nearby.“It got to the point where I really couldn’t leave my house safely.

Sausage dog sneaks onto bus alone and takes 18-mile trip to seaside

Sausage dog sneaks onto bus alone and takes 18-mile trip to seaside

Michelle Ballard said her pet’s stunt was ‘completely out of character’ (Picture: SWNS) The four-year-old daschund managed to sneak onto the bus undetected (Picture: SWNS)The Good Samaritan chatted to the driver and agreed to take the four-year-old sausage dog to his home in Clacton.

Pet detective Babs Fry helps find missing dogs for free

Pet detective Babs Fry helps find missing dogs for free

They were packing for a trip to Alaska when they got the call that their 6-year-old pup had gone missing.“As a childless couple, we consider Doctor pretty much our family,” Darlene Horn, 45, told TODAY.Darlene Horn and her husband consider their dog, Doctor, a member of the family.

These 'doctor dogs' can sniff out disease

These 'doctor dogs' can sniff out disease

Around the world, dogs like Shugga are training to detect diseases ranging from Parkinson’s disease and cancer to malaria, according to Maria Goodavage, author of “Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine.”.

Meet the detection dogs that are fighting against nuclear terrorism

Meet the detection dogs that are fighting against nuclear terrorism

‘We use general purpose dogs, which are the larger breeds so the German/Belgian/Dutch shepherds and we use those for day-to-day work like you would see in a home office police force,’ Laura says.

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Stowe still gets plenty of time to play (Picture: Aaron Crowley/) How did Medical Detection Dogs get started? Stowe and Zoe were matched through the Medical Detection Dog charity (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)There are lots of way to get involved.

Emotional problems and bonding

Emotional problems and bonding

“However, if first-time parents can detect a difference in their pet’s behaviour around the pregnant mistress, it’s time to train the pet from a professional dog trainer.”.

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

The International Fund for Animal Welfare sponsored blue-eyed Bear through rigorous training when his skillset saw him chosen to become a frontline champion for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Detection Dog Unit.