The detection dog training system (DDTS)

A new standard for scent conditioning of detection dogs

The DDTS we developed is an electronic design for training dogs in scent inprinting, scent differentiation and scent indication.

It can be used for the training on various odorous substances from the service sector such as explosives and drugs, the medical sector such as bacteria or viruses, but also for training on protected animals.

The DDTS enables structured training and research without the influence of the dog handler. The dog can work on the odorous substances without the human factor influencing the result. This is a major source of error in conventional training methods, which is greatly minimised by DDTS.

The Detection Dog Training System EN

Die Vorteile im Überblick

  • Fast scent conditioning and scent differentiation
  • Fast conditioning of a indication behavior

  • Fast, efficient training of many dogs in a short time

  • Fully automated training system

  • Flexible design for different training goals and reward options
  • Minimal human intervention and therefore high validity
  • Maximum standardization and reproducibility
  • Direct data collection for training and test protocols
  • Wide range of parameters for data collection

The function of the scent machine

At the front of the basic unit there are seven holes where the dog can search. With a carriage, self-contained scent units with the scent substances are moved under the scent holes. If the dog indicates correctly, the reward is ejected. While the dog picks up the reward, another scent hole is automatically activated.

The DDTS is controlled via a supplied tablet on which the DDTS client software is located. The software is easy and accurate to use. Personal profiles can be created and data can be analysed easily. The data can be exported from the tablet to a CSV file, transferred to a terminal device and analysed by spreadsheet programmes such as Excel, Sheet or OpenOffice.

Successful uses of the DDTS have included conditioning dogs to detect SARS CoV 2 infections in humans.