SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. -- Jet scurried into the room, eyes wide open and tongue hanging out of his mouth as he panted. The white and brown rat terrier knew it was time to eat -- but lunch was not served. He had to earn it.
Obeying his trainer, he calmly walked around a carousel of plastic containers with blue lids. He sniffed a series of small plastic containers one at a time until the scent of one made him quickly sit up, like a soldier being called to attention.
"Show me," said his trainer, Steve Price.
Jet lowered his nose to the lid of the container to show Price that he can quickly sniff out what it usually takes humans hours to find: bedbugs.