The smuggling of drugs has always been a problem. Whether for personal use or trafficking, it is an offense to import illegal narcotics. Finding the drugs is difficult, but specially trained dogs are a solution.
Narcotic detection dogs are trained solely on real narcotics acquired from, and licensed by, Health Canada. This means their senses are not dulled by other stimuli. Real samples allow the animal to learn to track a specific scent.
Training includes a variety of common scenarios to expose the dogs to as many narcotics commonly discovered in society today. It does a K9 team little good by limiting their exposure. Combined, their training and experience will enable them to exposed typical hiding spots, reducing its effects on society.