Short Synopsis: A single dog was trained to detect the presence of the urine of an invasive lizard. The researchers then demonstrated that she could tell the difference between that invasive lizard and native lizards by scent alone in 2 weeks for both body odor and urine odor. The dog reached 100% accuracy.
Authors: Megumi Fukuzawa, Marina Sasahara
Publication: Journal of Veterinary Behavior
Publication Date: March/April 2019
Applies To: detection dogs, nosework
Sample Size: 1
Limitations/Drawbacks: single subject