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8 Major Differences Between Traditional Bomb Dogs and Vapor Wake® Dogs

“My dog can do that.” We hear that statement many times during Vapor Wake® demonstrations to K9 industry folks, and we understand that there’s a bit of confusion. We hope to clear that up, and describe the differences between traditional, Explosive Detection Dogs (EDDS) or bomb dogs and VWK9’s patented and NCS4 lab-tested Vapor Wake® Canines. VWK9 understands the EDD business, and we …

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Private Sector Canine Teams: The Fix to Air Cargo Screening Delays

Security Back Story In 2007 the 9/11 Commission’s Recommendations Act mandated that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screen 100% of all cargo on passenger flights no later than August 2010. This mandate requires that all cargo be screened by TSA-approved methods which are defined as: x-ray systems, explosives detection systems, explosives trace detection, or explosive detection canine teams certified by the TSA. The TSA determined …

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Why are Canines so good at detection?

Advances in sensor technology have been fueled by the abundance of high-speed low-cost circuits. Despite the millions of dollars devoted to replicating odor detection capabilities of canines; no device has been able to match the sensitivity or reliability of man’s best friend. So, why are canines so good at detection? Air is drawn into the canine’s nose which contains an …