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The physical chemistry of odors — Consequences for the work with detection dogs

Author:
Goss, Kai-Uwe
Source:
Forensic science international 2019 v.296 pp. 110-114
ISSN:
0379-0738
Subject:
dogs, education, environmental factors, humans, odors, physical chemistry, working animals
Abstract:
Search dogs are used throughout the world in the search for illicit compounds or human individuals and similar tasks. Such search work is complex and not well understood in all its details which makes training of the dogs difficult. One important component for a successful education and deployment of search dogs is a good understanding of the behavior of scents under typical environmental conditions. This work summarizes up-to-date knowledge on the physico-chemistry of scents and discusses the consequences for the every-day work of dog handlers and trainers.
Agid:
6291988