Using mine detection dogs offers many benefits as well as challenges. In the often rough terrain of Central America, dogs can detect mines where machinery is useless, yet climate and disease pose threats to the dogs’ effectiveness and sometimes even their survival.
"Mine Detection Dogs in Central America: An Optimum Technology?,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol5/iss2/5