FAQs

The two most asked questions we get regarding our dogs are:

#1. How do you know when they find bugs?


A: When our dogs find bugs they are trained to alert by sitting or lying down and placing their nose as close as possible to the bed bugs. This is called a passive alert. There is no scratching, biting or barking.  Our dogs are trained to hold that alert position until they are released with either praise or a treat or until we move them to verify the find. By holding their alert the handler knows for a fact that the dogs are on their scent. 

 Maggie alerted on the seem of the bed where the bedrail box meets the plywood that holds the mattress. Bugs were not visible during an inspection. After she alerted, screw drivers were used to remove the plywood from the frame and live bugs and eggs were found.

Maggie alerted on the seem of the bed where the bedrail box meets the plywood that holds the mattress. Bugs were not visible during an inspection. After she alerted, screw drivers were used to remove the plywood from the frame and live bugs and eggs were found.

#2. Are your dogs regular dogs when they are home?

A: Yes! Our dogs live with our family and are treated like family! They go on family hikes, sleep in our bedrooms and play with our kids. We think they have the best lives ever! 

 Elton not helping  his owner study for the Pest Board exam!

Elton not helping  his owner study for the Pest Board exam!