South Florida K-9 Teams Train On Explosive Detection Skills

This week, explosive-detecting canine teams from across Southeast Florida are taking part in the National Odor Recognition Test (NORT) with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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- Now all new at 6:00 o'clock, the nose knows at least when it comes to the members of the explosive detection canine teams throughout south Florida. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives put on quite a show today, and CBS4 photojournalists Joaquín García was there.


JOAQUÍN GARCÍA: Today we have the second day of a three-day national odor recognition test for explosive detection canines to fill gaps that maybe the canines are missing or just to reinforce explosive odors for the dogs.

MANNY BELLO: [SPEAKING DUTCH] My name is Officer Manny Bello. This is canine Jedi. We come here to certify that our dogs are proficient in odors that are used for explosives in household, commercial, and military grade and for the safety of the public.


Yes. Good [? soul. ?]

Jedi at home is very, very, very laid back and lazy. He basically will sit next to me on the sofa and look like a rug. He just lays down and sleeps. Wherever I go in the house, he goes, and he just lays next to me.

[SPEAKING DUTCH] He's a Dutch shepherd. He came from Holland, so he speaks Dutch. [SPEAKING DUTCH] But as time goes on, he speaks English and Spanish. And he's fluent in all three languages.

Life, life. I get to go to work every day with not only my partner but my best friend. And Jedi's certified. He got a perfect score. Every day when we train, we strive for perfection, and it's nice when it comes to [? fruit. ?]