How does a dog find evidence of drugs, alcohol, or gun powder?
- A dog’s nose is 1000’s times more powerful than a human.
- Detection dogs undergo weeks of specialized training to hunt for a wide band of drugs, alcohol, and gun powder.
- The dogs do not bring contraband to the handlers.
- They are trained to sit/and or bark (called an “alert”) by a suspicious area.
- Handlers mark and log that area.
How often should a school/home/business conduct a dog search?
- There are no established guidelines for the effectiveness of random searches.
- The frequency is determined in collaboration with the clients based on perceived need, findings of past searches, and the current cultural environment.
- Regularly scheduled visits act as a deterrent to further illicit behaviors and it is important to ensure the intervention is successful.
Parents trust their children, why should they use Wonder Woofs?
- 50% of all high school graduates report having tried illicit drugs.
- Monitoring children’s drug use is no more intrusive than monitoring their internet use.
How accurate are these dogs?
- Our detection dogs are highly trained and certified.
- Our dogs can precisely pinpoint the source of a target odor which eliminates any guesswork about contraband that is hidden.
How often should I use this type of service?
- Frequency will depend on the individual needs of the client.
- Some clients may want only one search to rid the problem, while others may want to schedule regular visits to provide a consistent deterrent.
- Research shows when drug sweeps are performed regularly, it is often enough to deter illegal behaviors.
How long does a search take?
- This will depend on a number of factors.
- Factors that affect the time of search are: the size of the area to be searched; if vehicles, parking lots, multiple buildings need to be checked; and the number of dogs that used to conduct the searches.
Can you provide a demonstration of your dog’s capabilities?
- Yes. We are happy to provide a demonstration of our dog and handlers proficiencies and professionalism.
- Demonstrations can be viewed on Wonder Woof’s Facebook page or YouTube.
As a parent, why would I need your services?
- Our services can give a parent peace of mind about the activities of their children.
- Our services are confidential and can either confirm or dispel parents’ suspicions about their child’s activities.