What does the dog's nose know? What do we know about scent detection dogs? Although millions of pet dogs live in our homes, we have very little understanding of perhaps one of the most important components of their world, smell.
Unfortunately, the science of canine olfactory perception and scent detection dogs is not yet very clear. Despite detection dog training being shaped over hundreds of years, the scientific endeavor to understand the capabilities and capacity of the dog's nose and sense of smell is still nascent. The primary goal of Dr. Hall's Lab is to do just that.