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Dry-rot detecting dogs Jess (L) and Meg (R).  At Bantock House Museum.<br />
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New tricks for old dog breeds...<br />
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Enterprising Mark Doggett has come up with a new business idea that's not to be sniffed at...A team of crack pooches that use thier noses to find dry rot in old houses.<br />
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And he now has plans to train the cunning canines to hunt out bed bugs for hotel chains as well.<br />
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Sniffer dogs have been trained to detect the destructive fungi early and in areas humans can't access, meaning they could save people thousands of pounds of expensive damage.<br />
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There are even plans to train the dogs to detect bed bugs, which could prove a huge help to hotels, hospitals and boarding schools.<br />
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Mark Doggett, 30, started his business Enviro-dogs last year and it is the only company in the country people can hire to check properties for dry rot.