Each of the dual purpose dogs is a fully-trained working dog that is highly skilled in these areas: tracking; handler protection; off-leash obedience; article, area and building search; and criminal alarm. Please note that while dual purpose training, one should only make use of real drugs, not pseudo drug scents. This is absolutely crucial when K9 officers are to testify that their narcotics dog only responds to illegal substances.
Drug dogs are taught to detect heroin, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines. If a dog locates drugs, it will signal the discovery with a passive alert.
In the process of training drug dogs, one should never allow them physical contact with the drugs; they are trained specifically to detect the scent of the drugs only. The aim is to provide the most excellent K9 detection and security services through custom-tailored programs that meet the specific needs of the clients.