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Darcel: Over the years, dogs have been used to track down everything from drugs to bombs.
Larry: And their sensitive snouts are also helping tackle another problem.
Darcel: News 13's John Lee tells us how a local dog is training, comes to the rescue.
Ronny: And she is a very good worker. Seek, seek.
John: In this battle, it's hard not to root for the underdog.
Ronny: They're one of the top five smartest breeds of dogs in the world.
Ronny: It's training for Lady K, looking for vials Killingsworth Environmental has planted around the house.
Ronny: They want to please you, they want to work for you. Show me, show me. Good girl.
John: Relying on Lady's super sense of smell to find the enemy.
Ronny: Basically what she's trained to smell is insect pheromone.
John: The targets are tiny, termites and bedbugs to be exact. The pooch's motivation? Simple.
Ronny: She only eats if she finds a bug. Good girl.
John: You see, the Jack Russell is a new breed of employee.
C: We've never known them to be wrong. I mean, they are dead on everything that we ever run across. We're going to just put these right in here. Lady, seek.
John: And Lady K has come a long way, considering she was a rescue dog. Four hundred hours of training later, she has a new purpose. Living with the handler, Ronny Presley.
Ronny: As long as I've got food, she'll work. So she's not a lazy dog and we enjoy having her at our home. Good girl.
John: The satisfaction of a job well done.
Ronny: Let's go girl. Good job.
John: In Fairview...
Ronny: Good job, Lady.
John: John Lee, News 13.
Darcel: Really good job.
Larry: Is there anything they can't find? I tell you.
Darcel: Probably not. Well, these days, dogs can be trained to root out snakes and even peanuts for those with allergies.
Larry: I run from snakes.