Learn how the Detector Dog Training Program works and recruits.
- 1978: Canada Customs began using detector dogs to help frontline officers with a more effective method of detecting drugs and firearms.
- 2003: Currency detector dogs began working with border services officers (BSOs).
- 2005: The DDS Program expanded to include food, plant and animal detector dog teams from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Did you know?
- Detector dogs intercept drugs, guns and money.
- They help detect food, plant and animal products harmful to Canada's environment.
- They discourage smugglers and educate Canadians about the CBSA's innovative enforcement approaches.
- Detector dogs help BSOs simplify searches.
If your dog…
- Is a hunting dog breed or Beagle (Hunting dog breeds include: Labrador Retriever, Springer Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, etc.)
- Is 6 to 24 months old
- Has a strong character
- Has great focus
- Is in good health
- Practices good agility
- Is well socialized
- Is not shy or timid
- Displays no aggression
…they could be the CBSA's next Detector Dog.
Do you have a dog that could be the right fit? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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