CEU Event: Canine Fire Detectors! Smoke Alarm Training for Dogs
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By teaching dogs to let us know when they smell smoke, we have a portable, efficient way to prevent the destruction of fires. When Swedish dog psychologist Anders Hallgren first developed Smoke Alarm Training in 2000, the fire department he was working with compared the efficiency of a trained dog and a commercial smoke detector. Guess who won?! The Dog. Back then, the world of dog training wasn't yet ready to create four-legged smoke detectors, but this groundbreaking technique is now starting to spread like...well...wildfire. With climate change, fires have become more and more prevalent and I predict that every city will have at least one or two Smoke Alarm Training specialists within the next 10 years. This recording of a live webinar goes over how to teach this technique to family dogs and service dogs.
Speaker(s):Anders Hallgren, MSc
Contact: Grisha Stewart