Meet the Dogs
Dog Training & Certification
Prior to joining DBD, all of our dogs were trained at Ironheart. During these months, the dogs were introduced to the scent of bedbugs and trained to provide an appropriate alert when bedbugs are detected. Much of this time is spent differentiating the pheromones given off by live bedbugs and their eggs from other associated scents (e.g., fecal spots, dead bedbugs). All of DBD’s dogs are food rewarded and their alert is a 3-step process ending in them sitting and waiting to receive food.
The National Entomological Scent Detection Canine Association is the gold standard in the industry. To maintain certification each detection team must recertify annually. While the industry does not require certification, DBD is dedicated to providing the very best, most accurate, service to our clients.