Similar COVID-19 sniffer dogs have been trained in other parts of Europe, including France.
While in action, these dogs would be used for screening large groups of people, such as children in schools.
Aldo La Spina, the director of Medical Detection Dogs Italy, told CGTN Europe: "This would be really nice for the children and non-invasive. The dogs could also be used for passengers on airplanes or cruise ships, all modes of transport."
The organization has called for government support to implement the project nationally.
But at the moment, the health minister doesn't consider it a priority.
"The future really could be that dogs help us recognize viral illnesses like COVID-19, but we need the assistance of the health minister and public institutions like police and civil protection," La Sina added.