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A Tale of Two Cities: ∏ and Ventosa Kennels
Converge on R&D Efforts in K9 Detection
Annapolis, MD (January 2008)
-- ∏ and Ventosa Kennel
have agreed to engage in joint R&D activities based on elucidating
the scientific basis of K9 search-and-detect training methods. Dr.
David Adebimpe, founder and CEO of Polymath Interscience, ∏,
stated “Since ∏ uses the olfactory prowess of canines as the
underpinnings to its foundational R&D investigations into
biological olfaction and olfaction-based detection, we are lucky
to have found a scientific collaborator in Tracy Bowling, as his
outfit is cutting edge – just like his training methods. Tracy's
established K9 certification requirements are more demanding than
those issued by any police K9 certifying organization in the U.S.
today. In addition to operating a top-notch training program, he
is also ATF/DEA licensed, so I as a scientist can be assured of
the quality of materials he uses within his detection program, and
of the professionalism that he'll contribute to this joint
“It is true that our current training methods
are very effective. However, with more scientific knowledge
regarding odor detection we can still tremendously improve these
techniques," said Tracy Bowling, owner of Ventosa Kennel. “I
believe that if we had training techniques that are based on
scientific support, we would be in a position to offer the best
training available to police and government agencies."
Ventosa Kennel, located near Scotland Neck, North Carolina, is a
working dog kennel and a fully equipped, DEA/ATF licensed,
law-enforcement K9 training and certification center. Owner Tracy
Bowling, a polymath, certified pilot and an extensively
experienced K9 trainer, has provided canine training services for
the military, law enforcement, and private industry and owners for
more than 35 years.