Heath Smith

Bounder, Instructor, Rogue Detection Teams

Areas Covered: USA, North, Central & South America, Caribbean, Europe, South East Asia, Africa

It is a commonly used idiom, “who rescued who” when discussing dogs and their people, but it is most true when looking at the relationship between Heath and his first canine partner, Gator. The team was paired up when Heath first started doing detection dog work in 2001, and though Heath was a self-proclaimed cat person, Gator managed to steal his heart and pull Heath down a path of no return. Heath has trod in the world of conservation detection dogs ever since, walking side-by-side with many incredible rescue pups across innumerable landscapes. The more Heath learned from these sage animals, the more he wanted to share this newfound wisdom with others.