October 20, 2018
Question: What is “nerve strength” in a dog?
Answer: Nerve strength refers to a canine’s ability to deal with or adapt to stress-producing environmental stimuli. The nerve strength of a canine is partly determined through it’s breeding and heredity and partly through it’s exposure and socialization to a variety of environments and stimuli across their lifetime. It is important that Detection Dog Candidates have the nerve strength to adapt to a variety of tactile, aural, visual and olfactory stimuli.