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Working Dogs for Conservation
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We train the world’s best conservation detection dogs and put them to work protecting wildlife and wild places.
We train the world’s best conservation detection dogs and put them to work protecting wildlife and wild places.

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Big thanks to world-renowned ethologist Marc Beckoff, for featuring WD4C in his Animal Emotions Column in Psychology Today! http://ow.ly/Obfg305zmlZ

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Did you know that dogs trained to find invasive musses can also learn to find invasive terrestrial plants?
What's an invasive mussel detection dog to do when the boating season ebbs? Why, look for invasive plants inland, of course! We've been helping our project partners up in Alberta get this additional facet of their training underway. We're really proud that they've taken it upon themselves to find additional ways for these talented dogs to make a powerful and lasting conservation impact locally. And we've had a great time seeing the dogs acquire this new target with their usual gusto! #dogsareawesome   #dogs   #conservation  

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All the dogs featured in this story are former shelter dogs!
What's an invasive mussel detection dog to do when the boating season ebbs? Why, look for invasive plants inland, of course! We've been helping our project partners up in Alberta get this additional facet of their training underway. We're really proud that they've taken it upon themselves to find additional ways for these talented dogs to make a powerful and lasting conservation impact locally. And we've had a great time seeing the dogs acquire this new target with their usual gusto! #dogsareawesome   #dogs   #conservation  

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What's an invasive mussel detection dog to do when the boating season ebbs? Why, look for invasive plants inland, of course! We've been helping our project partners up in Alberta get this additional facet of their training underway. We're really proud that they've taken it upon themselves to find additional ways for these talented dogs to make a powerful and lasting conservation impact locally. And we've had a great time seeing the dogs acquire this new target with their usual gusto! #dogsareawesome   #dogs   #conservation  

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Happy Friday everyone!
This is Otis. His pedigree and parentage are mysterious, although his ears suggest he may have a little of the fruit bat in him. Otis was adopted from our friends at The Humane Society of Western Montana, transported from California through New Beginnings For Merced County Animals. Otis is now a part-time farm dog who can more than keep up with the border collies at agility training! We understand he’s also a committed conservationist.

This photo was taken at Table Rock in Boise, Idaho. On this particular day, Otis and his besotted human enjoyed sauntering through frozen sagebrush and stiff grasses while enveloped in an icy, wet cloud. We think it’s a perfect photo to usher in some of the cooler, frostier weather we’re in for, at least in this part of the world…

We wish you a happy Friday, and a lovely refreshing weekend.
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We spotted Otis’ pic on the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley’s Facebook page. Check out their Treasure Valley Hound album to see some of the other terrific photos of dogs reveling in the outdoors that were submitted.
This is Otis. His pedigree and parentage are mysterious, although his ears suggest he may have a little of the fruit bat in him. Otis was adopted from our friends at The Humane Society of Western Montana, transported from California through New Beginnings For Merced County Animals. Otis is now a part-time farm dog who can more than keep up with the border collies at agility training! We understand he’s also a committed conservationist.

This photo was taken at Table Rock in Boise, Idaho. On this particular day, Otis and his besotted human enjoyed sauntering through frozen sagebrush and stiff grasses while enveloped in an icy, wet cloud. We think it’s a perfect photo to usher in some of the cooler, frostier weather we’re in for, at least in this part of the world…

We wish you a happy Friday, and a lovely refreshing weekend.
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We spotted Otis’ pic on the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley’s Facebook page. Check out their Treasure Valley Hound album to see some of the other terrific photos of dogs reveling in the outdoors that were submitted.
This is Otis. His pedigree and parentage are mysterious, although his ears suggest he may have a little of the fruit bat in him. Otis was adopted from our friends at The Humane Society of Western Montana, transported from California through New Beginnings For Merced County Animals. Otis is now a part-time farm dog who can more than keep up with the border collies at agility training! We understand he’s also a committed conservationist.

This photo was taken at Table Rock in Boise, Idaho. On this particular day, Otis and his besotted human enjoyed sauntering through frozen sagebrush and stiff grasses while enveloped in an icy, wet cloud. We think it’s a perfect photo to usher in some of the cooler, frostier weather we’re in for, at least in this part of the world…

We wish you a happy Friday, and a lovely refreshing weekend.
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This is Otis. His pedigree and parentage are mysterious, although his ears suggest he may have a little of the fruit bat in him. Otis was adopted from our friends at The Humane Society of Western Montana, transported from California through New Beginnings For Merced County Animals. Otis is now a part-time farm dog who can more than keep up with the border collies at agility training! We understand he’s also a committed conservationist.

This photo was taken at Table Rock in Boise, Idaho. On this particular day, Otis and his besotted human enjoyed sauntering through frozen sagebrush and stiff grasses while enveloped in an icy, wet cloud. We think it’s a perfect photo to usher in some of the cooler, frostier weather we’re in for, at least in this part of the world…

We wish you a happy Friday, and a lovely refreshing weekend.
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