Springer Spaniel Fire Sniffer

As a Welshman, this one is close to home for me!

Sammy has helped investigate 500 fires – he sniffs to find if an accelerant has been used to start it. Now, he’s a finalist in the Hero Dogs award of the Dogs Trust. He sniffs for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

The BBC reports that:

Trainer Matt Jones, 32, of Usk, Monmouthshire, said before the Dogs Trust awards on Monday: “He is very passionate for his work.”

Sammy, who is eight, has lived with Mr Jones since he was one and has been trained by him to home in on a range of materials often used to start fires.

He can detect the presence of petrol, diesel, paraffin, white spirit, barbecue fluid, turpentine, acetone, lighter fluid and ethanol up to two weeks after a blaze.

Mr Jones said: “He gives a passive indication that something is there. He stares at what he has found. He is very accurate, to one or two inches.”

The dog’s ability is above what science can detect”

Crime scene investigators then take a sample from the area and put it through laboratory tests to determine which of the substances is present.

 

Springer Spaniel Companion Now On Kindle And iPhone/iPad

Hi Springer Spaniel Fans,

I’m delighted to announce that The Springer Spaniel Companion is now available on the Kindle, and in the iTunes Store.

If you’re a Nook user, it’s in the Barnes & Noble store too, and available at Lulu for many other formats. Here are the links:

Kindle – Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk

iTunes Store

Nook/Barnes&Noble

Lulu for Sony, Kobo and many others

Here’s the Table of Contents:

Introduction

General Points about Dog Ownership

Chapter1

Origins and History

About the Breed

Personality

With Other Pets

Chapter 2

More About Springers

Coloring

The Coat

Size and Weight

Pedigrees

Lifespan

Chapter 3

What’s different about Welsh Springer Spaniels?

Physical Differences

Lineage

Distribution

Chapter 4

Puppy or Mature Dog?

Choosing a Puppy – Basic Decisions

Finding the Right Breeder

Meeting Breeders

Timing

Choosing your Pup

Worming

Vaccinations

Microchips

Registering your Puppy

Puppy Checklist

The First Few Days and Weeks

House Rules

Preparations – a Short Checklist

The New Pup at Home

House Training

Basic Training

Attention

Basic Commands

Your Pup’s Own Space

Feeding

Hygiene

Teeth

Washing

Learning to be Alone

Socialization, or Learning to Meet Others

Toys

Exercising your Puppy

Chapter 5

Springer Spaniel Rescue Dogs

What is a Rescue Centre?

Why Dogs are in a Rescue Centre

Health Issues

Disadvantages of Rescue Dogs

Springer Spaniel Rescue Centers

Assessing Rescue Center Springers

And Finally

Chapter 6

The Adult Dog

Exercise

6 Months and Beyond

Springer Spaniel Grooming

Start Early

More Advanced Grooming for the Adult Dog

Travel

Cars and Trucks

On the Train

Using Boarding Kennels

Chapter 7

Feeding

Feeding Bowls

When to Feed

Nutrition Basics

Food Types

Feeding Profile – Age and Activity

Treats and what not to give your dog

Weight Control

Treats

Quantities

Avoid Secret and Hidden Feeds

Chapter 8

Training

Training Classes

Types of Training

Basic Approach

Obedience Training

Methods

Collars and Leads

The Sit

The Stand

Heel

Stay

The Fetch

Body Signals and Voice

Instilling Good Habits

Eliminating Bad Habits

Rescue Dog Training

What’s his Name?

Chapter 9

Health and Life

Vaccinations

General Health Checks

Hereditary Conditions specific to Springer Spaniels

Common Illnesses and Conditions

General Remedies

Using Veterinarians

Insurance

At the End

Appendices

Field Trials

The Law

Identity

Dangerous Dogs

Fouling

Control

Crossing Borders

Disease Control

If you own or you are seeking a Springer Spaniel, then this book is a great companion!

Here are the links again:

Kindle – Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk

iTunes Store

Nook/Barnes&Noble

Lulu for Sony, Kobo and many others

Check it out today!