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Vapor Wake Canines Speed Up Chicago Airport Security Screening

With multiple pieces of luggage in hand, the regular passenger queues with mild horror every time he or she gets into an airport security line. The line is often long, and sometimes items from a bag are deemed suspicious by security officers only to have to return them once everything is cleared. At Chicago airports, [...]

2020-01-12T12:26:35-05:00Airport Security|0 Comments

Labradors Imprisoned for Future Safety and Good Health

There is a Labrador named Opelika in Opelika, Alabama. She is in prison. Before you think that's cruel, please be informed that she has not committed a crime and that she will be released soon. She's just there to train with an inmate chosen by scientists so that once outside the prison gates, Opelika can [...]

Vapor Wake Labradors Fighting on the Front Lines of Terrorism

What do Apple CEO Tim Cook, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, American Idol Taylor Hicks and a Labrador named Bell have in common? All of them have received training at Auburn University in Alabama. But while all the three humans are accomplished in their fields, no one among them is known for fighting terrorist threats like [...]

The Explosive Detection Canines That Protect The Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving day parade celebrations are made up of family, friends, and even man’s best friends, dogs. Many of us that gather for holiday festivities are thankful for the long weekend, the time spent amongst those we care about, and the time off from our workplace.  Many of our canine companions that join us in our [...]

Notre Dame Security Police Adds a Pair of Vapor Wake Dogs to Their Team

The University of Notre Dame added two out of the ordinary employees to their team this year. They go by Skeet and Toxi, and they are a highly trained pair of Labrador retrievers.  Skeet and Toxi are the newest members of the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) team, paired with their handlers they are bringing [...]

Officer Tilly: Vapor Wake in Lexington, Kentucky

In June 2017, the Lexington Police Department debuted their newest addition, a four-legged furry friend armed with a state-of-the-art training and a discriminating nose. At Rupp Arena, Tilly, the two-year-old Lab was showcased to the city and police officials. Tilly the Vapor Wake Dog Certified Vapor Wake dogs are rigorously trained to track and sniff [...]

2020-01-12T12:31:10-05:00VW Officers|0 Comments

Mobile Bomb Sniffing Dogs: The Key to Concert Security?

Traditional Explosive Detection Canines have been the industry standard for decades.  These canines are trained to search productive areas such as buildings, vehicles, baggage, open areas and other areas for statically placed explosives. People screening Canines or Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Detection Canines are selected for their traditional detection traits but are additionally trained that people [...]