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CK9


Sniffing for Solutions

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CK9


Sniffing for Solutions

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Conservation Canines is a world leader in training and fielding detection dog-handler teams to work in service to science. 

For 20 years as a program of the University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology, we have been committed to selecting the best dogs and handlers, teaching them the diverse skills necessary to provide the highest quality data to researchers and natural resource managers. 

Our teams excel in the location of a wide range of carnivore and herbivore scats, live amphibians, feathers, eggs, plants, toxins, pellets, bones, and carcasses. We have worked in sub-zero temperatures in deep snow, the blazing heat of Africa, the rain forest of Mexico, the steep mountain terrain of the Pyrenees, and even from the bow of a boat on the ocean. We have trained our dogs to find elusive predators, endangered mice, caterpillar frass that is virtually undetectable by the human eye, and eggs buried four feet below the sand.

We do all this by fostering a culture of learning, furthering the strength of our teams and the applications of the keen canine nose to work in service to science...More>>

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The Pack


The heart of what we do

The Pack


The heart of what we do

The Pack: Great dogs. Skilled Handlers. Every one of our dogs has a story. They come to us from a shelter, rescue organization or exhausted owner who can no longer keep up with the physical and mental demands of an ultra athlete, genius dog.  Every one of our handlers is carefully selected and trained.  We cultivate a team's ability to communicate, building confidence in and mutual trust between team mates, necessary for solving the inevitable challenges they will encounter in the field. This is the foundation of our success...More >>

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Join Us


Developing & Supporting strong teams

Join Us


Developing & Supporting strong teams

Join us in giving great dogs the second chance they deserve, teaching the skills both they and their handler need to be strong partners together, to sniff for solutions and strengthen ecosystems around the globe...More>>