A biodetection dog is a dog trained to detect conditions and diseases in humans. For instance, dogs can be trained to identify the odor of cancer, or minute changes in body odor that reflect dangerous blood chemistry for people with diabetes, Parkinson's Disease, or seizure disorders. These alert dogs can warn their owners, support them during episodes, bring vital medical supplies, and even call for assistance.
Cancer detection, as was other medical condition detection, was spontaneous. In 1989, The Lancet published a case report about a woman whose dog showed a persistent interest in a mole on her leg, which turned out to be skin cancer. Subsequently, other similar anecdotal stories have been reported, including dogs that behaved strangely when their ownders developed bowel, cervical, and breast cancer.
Canine Bio Detection Services assists people in training their own dog to become their service dog.
A Service animal is an animal that is individually trained to work and perform a task or a series of tasks that benefit an individual with a disability (whether medical or psychosocial) in order to facilitate their ability to function with ease in society.
Training include either group classes, private session or board and train. We have numerous outings to test the dogs in various public places. We train in basic dog obedience, appropriate behavior in public places, specific tasks based on individual needs.
We assist our clients in finding an appropriate dog for service. Generally this means a dog who is between the ages of 6 months to 2 years, is calm, favors humans over other dogs, has no demonstrable behavior issues, has a good work ethic and passes the required physical.
An assistance, mobility, stability dog should be able to do all the common behaviors, basic obedience behaviors and a few complex behaviors made up of the root actions. For instance, in order to bring in the newspaper the dog must: know the name of the paper and where it would normally be found; the sight and smell of a newspaper; be able to pick it up, hold onto it and bring it to the human; find the human by sight and/or smell; and give the newspaper to the human without having chewed on it.
All of these actions are the same whether the dog is being a mobility dog retrieving the newspaper or an assistance dog retrieving the wheel chair that drifted away.
An assistance dog can not only retrieve your newspaper but understand how to put clothes in the hamper and washer, put toys away in the toy box and pull your socks and shoes off your feet. The only limitation is you and your willingness to learn how to train "tricks" and take the time to do so.