What to Know About Hiring a Drug Sniffing Dog

One of the specialized services our Greenville private investigators offer is hiring a drug sniffing dog. This is the most effective solution to ensure that your home or premises are free from any dangerous drugs.

This is as much a preventive as a corrective action you can take if you have suspicions that someone in your household or with access to your property is using or hiding narcotics and other controlled substances.

K9 Units Are Specially Trained for Drug Sniffing

Dogs are extremely effective for identifying drugs by smell. They respond very well to specialized training and their sense of smell is hundreds of times more sensitive than humans’.

However, not just any dog qualifies for this job. Our narcotics detection dog services rely on an elite unit of dogs that undergoes continuous training and testing. Moreover, the K9 units for drug sniffing are authorized by competent bodies and get their certification renewed on an ongoing basis.

What Kind of Drugs Can the K9 Units Detect?

A drug sniffing dog is trained to identify various substances, such as:

  • Fentanyl
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
  • Opioids
  • Hallucinogens.

The entire operation will be discreet and confidential. No law enforcement agencies will be involved. Once our dogs finish going through the entire property, we will tell you whether we identified any controlled substances or if your premises are completely drug-free.

How Does a Narcotics Detection Dog Services Operation Unfold?

You are naturally worried whether we will turn your premises upside down as we search for narcotics using drug sniffing dogs. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. First, we will need your written permission to enter your property. Secondly, all people and pets should leave the property, so that they do not interfere with the operation.

We will need access to:

  • Buildings
  • Front and back yards
  • Vehicles
  • Garages or tool sheds.

The dogs will sniff all the items inside buildings, including furniture, backpacks, and purses. No item or object will be damaged. We will not search to locate the drugs. We will point you to the area or areas where the drug sniffing dog indicated the presence of controlled substances.

trained dogs can detect drugs in your car and house

Who Can Hire a Drug Sniffing Dog?

We offer our services to all kinds of clients who want to have the peace of mind that their premises are free from dangerous and illicit substances. Our clients include:

  • Homeowners
  • Schools and daycares
  • Office building managers
  • Warehouse operators
  • Commercial building administrators.

What Happens If the Dog Sniffs Narcotics on the Property?

As private investigators, our responsibility is to the client hiring us. Thus, we will let you know if the narcotics detection dog locates any controlled substances. We will not report our findings to anyone else, including the authorities.

Once you know that drugs are present on your property, it is your legal responsibility to dispose of them.

Our Drug Sniffing Dogs Can Also Identify Other Dangerous Items

You can hire our K9 units for more than just drug sniffing. Our dogs are also trained to identify firearms and explosives. With the increase in gun-related incidents in all US states, we believe that this form of prevention is extremely effective and can help you maintain safe premises for everyone.

Contact Our Greenville Private Investigators Now!

If you need peace of mind that your home or business is free of drugs and other threats, Upstate Private Investigators are here to help you. Our unit of drug sniffing dogs is always available to sweep your property and offer reliable results.

We understand that discretion and confidentiality are paramount in such operations. We have strict rules for all our employees and can guarantee that no unwanted attention will be drawn to your property during the drug sweep.

Call us now at 864-671-4040 to schedule an initial appointment with us!



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