How To Get the Best Results From an Accelerant-Detection Canine Team.
A Pocket Guide To Evidence Collection. pp. 16-17.
Abstract: The article is a short summary of reminders to an investigator
when using a canine team. A canine handler should always be informed of
any hazardous chemicals (i.e. insecticides, chlorine, etc.) that may be
in the building. The investigator should keep track of any tools used requiring
gasoline (i.e. an electric saw or a generator) and advise the canine handler
where they were used and set down.
Collapsed walls or ceiling structures must be cleared to allow the canine
team access to the area. Removal of sharp objects is necessary because they
present a threat to the dogs. Drywall, plaster, and other ceiling finishing
materials provide excellent samples and should be left for canine examination.