Accession Number:

AD0733469

Title:

Training Dogs for Explosives Detection

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

MISSISSIPPI UNIV UNIVERSITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

A feasibility study was undertaken to determine whether dogs can be trained to discriminate the odor of commercial dynamite straight nitroglycerin dynamite and ammonium nitrate dynamite, black powder and the plastic explosives, C3 and C4. Initial discrimination training established hexachloroethane as a practical surrogate odor. Transfer to the various explosives proved relatively easy. Search behavior, both on- and off-leash appropriate for searching buildings, was developed. At the conclusion of the effort, five trained dogs were delivered to the Land Warfare Laboratory.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE