Want Your Own Business? Get A Dog…

by Mary Haight on January 9, 2009

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Walter Penny’s wife knew her husband wanted a dog, she just didn’t know how much.  Walter had been working in Colorado at a major pest control company and heard about dogs being used for more than just sniffing out drugs, money, and weapons: that they were being successfully trained to find mold, termites, bedbugs, and a host of other crawling things. 
The dogs–I loved this– have a 90% accuracy rate versus only 30 to 40% for human inspectors.  Now who would you call to inspect your building?
Penny always wanted his own business, and, after working for a year with a big firm, got his first sniffer dog, Macaroni, and started Colorado BedBug K9 LLC, his first business.  They are the only K9 bedbug team in the State, and with the infestation of these critters spreading nationwide, Penny believes they should be able to train to check up to 125 rooms per day. File this one under “what will they think up next?” Read more here.
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