James Davis on Field Safety, Mentorship, and Dealing with Charismatic Invasive Species

In this episode of K9 Conservationists, Kayla speaks with James Davis about his work with Padfoot and the Conservation K9 Podcast.

Science Highlight: Detecting Small and Cryptic Animals By Combining Thermography and a Wildlife Detection Dog

What is some advice for someone hoping to jump into the industry?

  • Be realistic about your expectations
  • Don’t rely on this line of work to hold a steady income or to sustain you financially 

How do you keep your dogs safe in the field?

  • Use snake avoidance training – teach the dog to avoid snakes by rewarding the behavior of them stepping away from the snake

Links Mentioned in the Episode:

Where to find James Davis: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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