Tracking Mold with Man's Best Friend

by Ethan@OPC
Meet Sam, one of about 50 dogs trained and certified to detect mold in the entire country. I had the pleasure of shadowing Sam and his handler Dave at a job site. Click the link to see how they do it.
Sam is a rescue dog from Florida with over 1,000 hours of training.
When Sam finds mold, he alerts (sits) and his handler Dave takes a sample.
Sam can small MVOC's (mold off-gasing) to pinpoint the exact location of mold.
Sam can detect at least 18 different families of mold.
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  • Carole Carole on Nov 01, 2013
    Another amazing service provided by dogs. I just hope poor Sam is not allergic to mould!! How very useful!

  • Jennifer Ewing Jennifer Ewing on Dec 18, 2014
    What are long term effects on all sniffing detectives?? Our k9 friends prove themselves more priceless every day.