Bomb-sniffing dogs train to identify homemade explosives

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) mobile canine explosives training team  certify explosives detection canines, or bomb-sniffing dogs, from Arizona police departments, as well as federal agencies.

The National Odor Recognition Test (NORT) developed by explosives experts and chemists.  Specialized "imprinting" for K-9s to recognize peroxide-based explosives will be conducted.