Israeli Drone Dog Teams Find Hidden Terrorists To Save Lives

In the Israel Dog Unit (IDU), scent detection dogs are being utilized in conjunction with aerial drones with thermal imaging to apprehend suspected terrorists. In the past, even when authorities found broken fences or sensors confirmed infiltrations, suspects could hide and even after troops arrived, couldn’t be apprehended, sometimes resulting in lost lives. Mike Ben Yaakov, IDU Commander, says “Now, if we are called in to search for a terrorist who has already broken through the security fence of a community, or after the terrorist has been caught on camera or some other detection apparatus, we’ll be able to send the drone up over the general area – even in the pitch dark – and locate the terrorist before he can carry out his planned massacre”. Watch drone footage of an IDU detection team at:

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Dr. Carla Simon is a Scent Detection Instructor, Certifying Official (UKC Nosework), and President of Sniff Alberta. She’s been breeding and training scent dogs for Hunter’s Heart since 1999. Carla's evidence-based, motivational training has helped hundreds of scent dogs to reach their potential, with target odors ranging from human scent to bed bugs. Follow her Nosework & K9 Scent Detection Blog at:

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