A Police Dog for the Digital Age: She Can Smell the USB Drive You’re Hiding

 

 

Photographer: Connecticut State Police via Bloomberg

 

 

Bloomberg New is reporting:

Even in the digital age, you can teach old dogs new tricks.

In 1986, police trained the first police dog in the world to sniff out arson with the help of Jack Hubball, who identified accelerants that the canines could focus on. He then moved on to help police train police dogs to detect narcotics and bombs.

The chemist’s latest trick? Getting dogs to pick up the scent for laptops, digital cameras and those easy-to-conceal USB drives.