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Detection Dogs For Conservation- A Dog Centred Approach with Louise Wilson



January 20, 2024 - January 31, 2024    
All Day (ET)


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Delve into the world of wildlife detection with Experts Conservation K9 Consultancy. With 20 years of experience working with detection dogs, Louises Dog centred detection education approach addresses each dogs individual needs and wants before applying them to a project. Working worldwide offering consultancy and training to dog teams Louise is passionate about ensuring we do eight by our canine colleagues. Just because a dog can doesn’t mean a dog should!

Learning Objectives

  • Inform the audience of the ethical obligation of using detection dogs for conservation.
    Discuss the dog-centred detection education approach we use
    How handlers owe it to their dog to be the best trained and skilled handlers possible to help with species detection.


Your Presenter –  Louise Wilson 

Louise has over 20 years of international experience as a multidiscipline handler, trainer, instructor, and project manager, she is the former Director and Head of Training for 12 Years at one of the UK largest specialist detection dog company, she is the founder of bringing conservation K9s to the UK with 15 years of promoting and showcasing detection dogs in conservation and ecology.

Louise trained and operationally handled hundreds of dogs in various specialist disciplines, from explosive detection, live body, cash/tobacco and drugs detection dogs, for different agencies such as border control, the police UK and abroad, HMRC, Trading standards and more.

Work Experience

Increasing her expertise Louise has trained and handled dog i a variety of wildlife detection roles, including; bat carcasses at wind turbine sites, the entry and exit point of mice in a building to help with pest control, Ivory, lion skins and Pangolin scale detection for wildlife crime and smuggling prevention in Gabon, Great Crested newt detection for Amphibian Wildlife Conservation Project, cheetah scat detection in South Africa, dormouse nest detection for Cheshire Wildlife Trust and pine marten scat detection for the use by Shropshire Mammal Group, Water Vole detection dogs for Natural Resources Wales, Atkins and Environmental Agency, Amphibian carcass detection for Zoological Society of London, the only Hedgehog Detection Dog in the UK working with Peoples Trust For Endangered Species, as well as biosecurity dogs working for British Antarctic Survey.

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