The Conservation K9 Podcast

The Conservation K9 Podcast

The Conservation K9 Podcast educates and celebrates the dog teams protecting the natural world. Hosted by conservation dog team trainer and animal behaviourist James Davis.

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September 14, 2023 22 mins

In this new series, conservation dogsperson and Red Dog Ecologist Ella Watkins reports back from the field where she is working with and learning from some of the best practitioners in the conservation detection industry worldwide.

In this episode, Ella catches up with Beth Steinkraus from Mussel Dogs in Northern California.

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In this new series, conservation dogsperson and Red Dog Ecologist Ella Watkins reports back from the field where she is working with and learning from some of the best practitioners in the conservation detection industry worldwide.

Over the next few episodes, Ella will be talking about the work she is undertaking with previous podcast guest Rita Santos and Hera from Dogs For Nature, searching for grasshopper egg pods in th...

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In this new series, conservation dogsperson and Red Dog Ecologist Ella Watkins reports back from the field where she is working with and learning from some of the best practitioners in the conservation detection industry worldwide.

Over the next few episodes, Ella will be talking about the work she is undertaking with previous podcast guest Rita Santos and Hera from Dogs For Nature, searching for grasshopper egg pods in th...

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In this new series, conservation dogsperson and Red Dog Ecologist Ella Watkins reports back from the field where she is working with and learning from some of the best practitioners in the conservation detection industry worldwide.

Over the next few episodes, Ella will be talking about the work she is undertaking with previous podcast guest Rita Santos and Hera from Dogs For Nature, searching for grasshopper egg pods in th...

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In this new series, conservation dogsperson and Red Dog Ecologist Ella Watkins reports back from the field where she is working with and learning from some of the best practitioners in the conservation detection industry worldwide.

Over the next few episodes, Ella will be talking about the work she is undertaking with previous podcast guest Rita Santos and Hera from Dogs For Nature, searching for grasshopper egg pods in th...

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In this special Christmas episode of The Conservation K9 Podcast, host James Davis is joined by a number of former guests to chat once again about all things conservation dogs.

Join Michele Maughan, Collette Yee, Jennifer Hartman, Heath Smith, Ngaio Richards and Rita Santos as they talk about the year that was, and their plans for 2023.

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In this episode, James is joined by Co-Director, Bounder and Field Scientist at Rogue Detection Teams, the amazing Jennifer Hartman. Jennifer is one of the most inspiring, delightful and humble people working in the conservation dog field today; this is an episode NOT to be missed.

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In this special episode, James is joined by La Toya Jamieson, chair of the Australasian Conservation Dog Network (ACDN) Competency Committee to discuss the development and launch of the Network's new Team Evaluation Guidelines.

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November 14, 2022 59 mins

In this episode, James is joined by writer, conservation photographer, documentary filmmaker, book author, and speaker Isabelle Groc. They talk about her new documentary Part Of The Pack and her amazing book Conservation Canines - How Dogs Work For The Environment.

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In this special episode, James is joined by Collette Yee from Rogue Detection Teams. They talk about Jack, one of Rogue's incredible conservation dogs and Collette's partner. Jack is unfortunately suffering from cancer, and is in dire need of treatment and our help.

To donate towards Jack's medical expenses please click HERE.

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In this episode, James is joined by Naomi Cordiero from South Atlantic Biosecurity Detector Dogs. They talk about the challenges and triumphs of conservation dog training and handling in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

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In this special episode, recorded at the Australasian Conservation Dog Network Conference held in Canberra, Australia in August 2022, James is joined in person by keynote speaker Romane Cristescu (Detection Dogs for Conservation) and ACDN committee member Scott Thompson (Terrestrial Ecosystems) to talk about the formation of the ACDN and the success of the conference.

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In this special episode, recorded at the Australasian Conservation Dog Network Conference held in Canberra, Australia in August 2022, James is joined in person (and over wine) by industry legends Nikki Glover (Amphibian & Reptile Detection Dogs), Louise Wilson (Conservation K9 Consultancy) and Heath Smith (Rogue Detection Teams) to talk about, well, loads of things conservation dog-related!

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In this episode, James is joined by Dr Ngaio Richards from Working Dogs For Conservation. They talk about mitigating exposure of dog teams to poisons, and the care and management of working dogs at the end of their careers.

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In this episode, James is joined by Alfonso Pera Contreras from EccoTrenca and very special guest co-host, Heath Smith from Rogue Detection Teams. They talk about a different approach to teamwork and how this differs from traditional methods of dog training and handling.

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In this episode, James is joined Helen Neale and Fin Buchanan from New Zealand’s famous conservation dogs program. They talk about the history of conservation dog use in New Zealand, their certification program for dog teams, and some of their success stories.

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In this episode James is joined by ASCT Master Trainer Samuel Nguni and Trainer Joyce Chiluba from North Luangwa's Canine Unit. They talk about their career development from Scouts to Trainers of the dog teams working to stop illegal poaching in Zambia.

Check the team out on the web, Facebook or Instagram and please support their work!

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March 14, 2022 48 mins

In this episode James is joined by Dr Lauryn DeGreef from Florida International University. They talk about Lauryn’s research into olfaction, the pitfalls of the cocktail method of odour imprinting, and her new book, Canines The Original Biosensors.

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March 3, 2022 59 mins

In this episode James is joined by Rita Santos from Dogs for Nature. They talk about surveying for grasshoppers in France, Iberian wolves in Spain and tigers in Malaysia, as well as Rita’s relationship with her rescue dog Hera. Check them out on Instagram too!

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In this episode, conservation dog team trainer James Davis is joined by canine olfaction researchers Dr Michele Maughan and Jenna Gadberry from SciK9.

They talk about the importance of training aid storage and avoiding contamination, and how the TADD device can help in the conservation world.

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