Progress report: Kauri Dieback detector dog training
The use of detector dogs in PA surveillance.
The dog was trialled initially using PA cultured oat grains along with three control treatments. Initial results indicate 87% sensitivity on first attempt and 100% on second attempt. Specificity was 96%. Further training in more complex situations was cancelled due to the dog's inability to focus on the samples and commands. Current research results are unavailable at this time.