Canine Performance Sciences – College of Veterinary Medicine

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The mission of the CPS breeding program is to scientifically breed and develop superior quality canines that can be utilized for a variety of purposes. Our network of scientists are advancing adogs olfactory and performance capabilities, making them some of the most advanced detection dogs in the world.

Superior detection dogs are hard to find. CPS breeds and develops canines to possess specific traits. These dogs must have a high reward value, willing to search for long periods of time for multiple rewards. They must have high hunt instincts, their nose is always stimulating them to investigate. They need high trainability characteristics, which give them the ability to learn any new tasks quickly. They must be highly motivated and not easily discouraged. They must be attentive and be able to work in any environment and, most importantly, CPS dogs must be medically sound. We are producing scientifically bred and trained canines to become the best detection dogs possible.

CPS follows state-of-the-art theriogenology practices, incorporating genetic and genomic concepts to influence breeding selection and enhance puppy development. These practices ensure CPS is making genetic progress. CPS puppies attend the programs 11-month puppy school, where they are socialized and learn to investigate for reward before being sold to detection dog vendors. Dogs undergo constant evaluations to tailor their development and training program for their future work placement, giving them the greatest advantage to succeed.

CPS is devoted to improving the way people and dogs interact through development programs and interaction within the community. CPS has a number of programs designed to enrich the interactions with dogs, both in work and play.

Dog Bite Prevention Program

Nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, half are children. One in five dog bites results in injuries serious enough to require medical attention. Among children, the rate of dog biterelated injuries is highest for those ages five to nine.

CPS is developing an eight-lesson dog bite prevention program. Schools will be able to download the program and use it in the classroom. This program meets State of Alabama Education requirements in the areas of reading comprehension, health, science, and language arts for first grade students, and, it can be incorporated into a teacher's lesson plans.

This program is currently being piloted and should be available this fall. It gives CPS dog's additional socialization and training opportunities andengages children, teaching them how to prevent and protect themselves from dog bites.

Community and campus volunteers are needed during the week. Volunteers are needed to care for dogs and puppies, as well as exercise, train, and socialize puppies or work with adult dogs.Volunteers are screened and placed to work in different areas of need.Volunteers must:

Contact CPS at cps@vetmed.auburn.edu to learn how to become a CPS volunteer.

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