Transforming naughty pups into highly skilled detection dogs
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Crimes in the Wild. Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4.
All dogs can be good dogs, but not all make good pets. Dog trainer and conservationist Megan Parker works with dogs that might end up in shelters and trains them in the art of high-skilled detection.
About Megan Parker
She worked on conservation projects with dogs in Africa, Asia and North, Central and South America. She has conducted research on the behavioral ecology and chemistry of African wild dogs in Botswana, assisted in the reintroduction of wolves to Idaho, and worked with falcons in Guatemala.
Parker earned her doctorate in fish and wildlife biology at the University of Montana.
About Avi Israeli
Avi Israeli is a dog trainer at District Dogs in Washington, D.C.
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