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NCJ Number: 31274 Find in a Library
Title: BEHAVIOR CONDITIONING AND TRAINING OF DOGS TO DETECT HEROIN HYDROCHLORIDE (FROM CARNAHAN CONFERENCE ON CRIME COUNTERMEASURES, 1975 - PROCEEDINGS BY JOHN S JACKSON SEE NCJ-31252)
Author(s): E E DEAN
Corporate Author: University of Kentucky
College of Engineering
United States of America

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Lexington Section
United States of America

Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A REPORT ON A CANINE OLFACTORY BEHAVIORAL EXPERIMENT TO DEVELOP TWO GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE DOGS AND ONE SPAYED FEMALE POODLE TO SEARCH FOR AND DETECT THE PRESENCE OF HEROIN HYDROCHLORIDE, (HEROIN HCL).
Abstract: THESE DOGS BY MEANS OF POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT BY ANNOUNCING VERBAL APPROVAL AND BITS OF FOOD EVENTUALLY LEARNED TO DISCRIMINATE BY SITTING AT CONCEALED SAMPLES OF PURE HEROIN HCL AND HEROIN HCL DILUTED AT 50% WITH MANNITOL, LACTOSE AND QUININE SULFATE. THE RESULTS OF THIS EXPERIMENT NOT ONLY PRODUCED DOGS THAT ADJUSTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT USE BUT DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY CAN LEARN TO ASSOCIATE AN ACQUIRED BEHAVIOR WHEN STIMULATED BY A PRIMARY TARGET ODOR. SECONDARY TO LABORATORY OLFACTORY DISCRIMINATION SCHEDULES, THE DOGS LEARNED TO SEARCH FOR HEROIN HCL AT AIRPORTS, IN AUTOMOBILES, LUGGAGE, AND IN WAREHOUSES. EVENTUALLY THESE DOGS WERE TRANSFERRED TO SPECIAL U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR FIELD USE IN SCREENING ASSORTED TYPE OF CARGO FOR THE PRESENCE OF CONTRABAND. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Drug detection; Heroin; Police dog training; Police dogs
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