Eric Church Is Using Covid Sniffing Dogs To Detect Virus Eric Church is “thinking outside the box” to battle COVID at his live shows. The singer is using COVID sniffing dogs to detect the virus on his bandmates, his crew, and the concert staff. It cost $8,000 to have the dogs for two days each weekend. Church’s manager says the dogs have saved the tour. Using the dogs is cheaper than testing. Church recently had to perform solo due to his band contracting COVID. Would you be okay with dogs being used to detect COVID?