TSA adds more bomb-sniffing dogs at Newark

By WKTV News

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Newark Liberty International Airport is going to the dogs - the bomb-sniffing kind.
The Transportation Security Administration says it has added about two dozen dogs to monitor passengers coming in and out of the airport around the Super Bowl.
On Saturday morning, TSA agents demonstrated how the dogs can sniff out many different types of explosives. Once they do, they're trained to sit rather than attack, so as not to raise suspicion or create a panic.
The dogs are mainly Labradors or Lab mixes. TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the dogs undergo 12 weeks of training which costs about $200,000 when food, vehicles and salaries for trainers are factored in.
Tens of thousands of extra travelers are expected to visit the region for the Super Bowl.

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