The Labrador and the search for drugs
Thanks to its olfactory qualities, today many dogs are used for fighting drugs from which the Labrador has an important place.
The main function of the dog is to discover the hiding place of the drug. However, the location of the intervention can vary: the dogs are taken to search premises, vehicles or in foreign areas controlling people.
Intervention conditions sometimes lead to frisk drivers traffickers who can be aggressive during the arrest, the second function of the dog is to dominate, undercontrol of its official, those who reject the interpellation.
The notion of sinotechnic team
The trained team cannot function separately. The master leads his dog towards the hiding places that the dog does not explore on their own initiative, some train the dog in exploring in certain ways and leave no more than a slight initiative.
The objective of the formation of a drug dog search is to motivate the dog with the odor molecules that emerge from certain drugs. The training, which works in most countries, is to motivate the dog with a particular object and then replace it with different drugs as the dog’s training progresses. These toys are hidden from the sight of the dog to develop a real-seeking behavior. During the time the dog is trained, the master learns to recognize its manifestations to better interpret its reactions on the ground. The dog barking and scratching the ground often indicates where the drug is.
Note: It is often said that people drug dogs to increase their sensitivity to the drug. All this is false for several reasons:
- The state of deprivation also exist in the dog, making it less concentrated and aggressive, resulting in that the search would be messy and dangerous especially when dealing with different people around.
- The dog could not perform many searches at once because it would have satisfied its need for drugs.
- The dog would not be able to detect all drugs because it should be given the different drugs on the market.