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explosive detecting dogs smell owners gunpowder?
From: "Hernandez, Shanira E. PVT 159th Med Co
Why don't explosives detecting dogs alert on the
gunpowder in their handlers side arms? In other words...Explosive
detection dogs have handlers, almost all handlers carry a weapon,
and all bullets in those weapons contain gunpowder. Why don't the
dogs sniff it?
C.H.U.D. sent us yet another answer to clear up a
Bomb-sniffing dogs (as well as drug-sniffing
dogs, no not Gary Busey) are directed where to sniff by their
handlers. They only put their noses where they're told. The handlers
simply don't direct the dogs to sniff their guns.
Meg White confirmed C.H.U.D.'s answer with her
because they are trained to only smell certain
things and gunpowder isn't one of them
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