Louise began training detection dogs in traditional search and detection items – drugs and cigarettes – and then began training dogs to detect explosives, firearms, drugs, cash, tobacco, live bodies (stowaways) and even human remains, for the police, the armed forces, UK Border Force and HMRC. After being astonished by the nosework skills her dogs continually showed, Louise believed her dogs could be trained to detect anything. After seven years in the business, she was able to put that to the test; Louise began helping to train dogs in cheetah scat (poo) detection for the Endangered Wildlife Trust in South Africa.

Louise now runs Conservation K9 Consultancy (http://www.conservationk9consultancy.com/), training sniffer dogs in wildlife detection, ranging from wildlife crime detection (anti-poaching) to plant conservation, as well as providing educational services internationally.

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