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Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Now THAT dog can HUNT!

Vincent man's dogs hunt bombs, termites, mold

News staff writer

Bomb dog trainers are easy to find since Sept. 11. But only a handful can do what David Latimer does.

The Vincent resident can take just about any breed of dog and teach it common scents.

"I walked into Pets America one day about two years ago and saw this dog sitting in his cage," Latimer said. "Apparently the dog kept biting everyone and the store manager had to muzzle him. "He and I clicked immediately, though, and now he's one of the best explosives dogs I've ever seen."

The dog is a Border Collie named Boomer.

Latimer trains dogs not only to detect explosives, weapons and narcotics, but also arson, mold and termites.

While drug, bomb and arson dogs are commonly used among police departments, the military and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, mold and termite dogs are rare. […]

No word on if it chews the furniture…

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