1 Nov 2016

Cat Warren: What the Dog Knows

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:07 pm on 1 November 2016

In horror films, characters see dead people.  A German shepherd dog named Solo smells them.

Science professor  Cat Warren (yes that's her real name), discovered Solo's unusual talent as a cadaver dog when searching for an outlet for his energy and determination as a puppy.

Dogs are used to sniff out bombs, drugs and track suspects. Professor Warren looks at the science and training that goes into these canine/human partnerships in her book, What The Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World.

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