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Mussel Dogs Is A Cost-Effective Method to Detect Quagga and Zebra Mussels
Our detection canines can dramatically decrease the time it takes to search boats for the presence of quagga and zebra mussels. They simply sniff AROUND the boat and alert us to the presence of dreissenid mussels by sitting near the location of the odor. Canines complete an inspection in a fraction of the time that human inspectors can – saving you time and money! Let Mussel Dogs help keep our water resources free of these invasive species!
Green Dog Rescue Project
Mussel Dogs is proud to be partnered with Green Dog Rescue Project to train their dogs for the Rescued For A Reason Program. We are currently working with our fourth dog Mikey and are very encouraged with his progress. He should be fully trained and ready to work by January 1. He will be then finding TCA (cork taint) and earning money for Green Dog Rescue Project. He will earn the working name Korky!
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A Proactive Solution for Slowing the Spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels
Quagga and zebra mussels, once introduced to a freshwater system multiply out of control. They can dramatically change the ecosystem and encrust any surface. They are most often transported from one lake to another unknowingly by watercrafts. Quagga and zebra mussels can live for up to 30 days out of the water and are very small and hard to detect. Watercraft should always be Cleaned, Drained and Dried when leaving any body of water! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lEcDnLDpz8
Mussel Dogs Provides Inspection, Education and Training
Mussel Dogs provides comprehensive services:
- Workshops to introduce what quagga and zebra mussels are and why it is so important to prevent the spread of these aquatic invasive species
- Performing Level 1 trainings to teach inspectors how to thouroughly and effectively screen and search watercrafts
- Evaluating your present inspection processes and determining how to make it more efficient, effective and boater friendly.
- Providing both human inspection services and canine team inspection services.
Learn More About Mussel Dogs and these Aquatic Invasive Species
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