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House approves Air Cargo Security Improvement Act

Entitled, H.R. 4176, the Air Cargo Security Improvement Act, this legislation establishes the air cargo security division within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to carry out all air cargo security policy and stakeholder engagement.

Domestic Detection-Dog Breeding Program: It’s Costly, But Makes Plenty of “Scents”

The need is there, but the financial resources, detailed record keeping, and organizational commitment await plenty of discussion and subsequent fine-tuning.

H.R.4577 – Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017

This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a working group to determine ways to develop a decentralized domestic canine breeding network to produce high-quality explosives detection canines and modernize canine training standards.

America Is Running Out of Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

If within the past few years you received a package, roamed a shopping mall, boarded a plane, train, ferry or cruise ship, went to a major sporting event, ran a marathon, attended a concert, gambled at a casino or visited a tourist attraction, chances are a dog made sure it was safe for you to do so.

H.R.4693 – Puppy Protection Act of 2017

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the humane treatment of dogs, and for other purposes.

Bomb Sniffing Dogs Ready for a Privatized TSA

There is a push to privatize the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which some believe will make the agency known for airport security screenings less expensive and more effective.

The Importance of Training Double-Blind in K9 Detection Teams

I’m fortunate enough that I can travel the world visiting various canine programs and talking to trainers with all backgrounds. While our approaches and styles of training may differ, we all share one thing in common: making the world a safer place. The level of importance of this work never escapes me as our dogs are one of the most important “rocks” in our security system. Military and police efforts simply can’t be as effective without the use of dogs, and this goes for detection dogs, as well.


Announcement of Approved Third-Party Canine-Cargo Certifiers, and Start of Certification Events

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved the following organizations to assess third-party explosives detection canine teams to determine whether they meet TSA’s standards for screening air cargo. This notice announces the list of approved certifying organizations, and establishes a certification start date of November 1, 2018.


A Solution for the Shortage of Detection Dogs: A Detector Dog Center of Excellence and a Cooperative Breeding Program

Currently, demand for US-bred and born detector dogs exceeds available supply, while reliance on foreign-bred sources introduces many unnecessary and unwanted risks. With proper management of a domestic supply line, U.S. breeders can improve both health and behavior by applying scientific principles to breeding and raising of detector dogs. A cooperative national detector dog breeding and development program will mitigate the current shortage of domestic-bred dogs that meet the health and behavior standards required by government, military, and law enforcement agencies.