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This is a question have been asked on occasion, so here is what I know:
The average dog has about 220 Mio olfactory receptors compared to the average human of just 3 Mio.
As such, by virtue of their nose, dogs live in a totally different world than we humans do. And, the scent levels that they can detect are minuscule.
This said, dogs can pretty much cruise through a room fairly quickly. And that again will depend pretty much of the level of clutter as well as accessibility to all areas to be inspected for an average-sized room.
If you have a good handler, he/she will assure that the dog goes through the rooms in such a fashion that all areas are sniffed out.
Don't equate time with quality/accuracy as your only metric of proficiency.
Hi there. I'm Nicky, the reagle beagle and I love sniffing around. Especially when I detect the scent of live bed bugs, adults or eggs. I am what is called a single scent detection dog. This is so I do not confuse my handler - he/she knows that when I alert, it means that I have detected the scent of bed bugs. Also, I do only detect live ones.
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