Detector Dog Tank
and Dog Handler Ramona Hockett
All About Tank
BREED: Labrador, Chocolate
BIRTHDATE: January 27, 2018
WEIGHT: 73 lbs
HANDLER: Ramona Hockett
FAVORITE TOY: Frisbee
Tank uses his highly trained nose to find packages of plant material (fruit, seeds, soil, etc.) that can hide invasive pests and diseases which can threaten California’s agriculture, native plants and animals.
When Tank is off duty, he loves to hike and play fetch with his favorite ball or frisbee. And what is his favorite treat??? Salmon skins! Yum!
Unwanted pests hitching a ride in the mail are a threat to California's billion-dollar agriculture, but they're no match for Dozer the Detector Dog. (CBS 13) (1:41)
The latest weapon against pests threatening Californiaâ€™s $2 billion agriculture business is Dozer, a canine trained to sniff out fruit insects (03:32)
Cody Stark meets "Dozer," a dog trained to protect California agriculture from plant pests and diseases by detecting undeclared plant material and insects in packages. (03:26)
Friday was forced into retirement at the age of nine, but she's not ready to give up sniffing boxes. She now lives with her handler, Jeremy Partch, where she's learning how to be...a pet. (2:52)
Canine inspectors at shipping facilities and airport terminals from Sacramento to San Diego detect undeclared produce and plants in packages, to prevent the introduction of invasive plant pests into California. (02:46)