Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
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Drug interdiction dogs
We passed from Mexico into California last Monday. A Border Patrol officer was on foot with his dog checking each vehicle for drugs as we passed through the border. This is a common experience.
Although the canine team was working and we had to keep moving, I was able to ask the officer if his dog, a rather smallish German Shepherd, was rewarded immediately when he correctly identified a target. He said "no" if the dog merely identifies the smell of drugs, but "yes" if the dog actually uncovers the drugs. I asked what he used as a reward and he said simply, "food" and then we had to drive off. I found the exchange interesting.
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