Dogs assist humans in rooting out invasive weeds

11/15/2012 |

Scent dogs Seamus and Wibaux are trained to detect Dyer's woad, an invasive weed native to Russia that is stifling local vegetation and damaging habitat in several states including Montana. The dogs are part of the Montana Dyer's Woad Cooperative Project. Dogs and humans working together find more weeds than humans alone, says researcher Kim Goodwin, who developed the idea to add dogs to the project.

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