From dog col­lar to be­ing col­lared...

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

THE Evening Tele­graph joined Ralph, a three-year-old English springer spaniel, and Zack, a seven-year-old Labrador, and their han­dlers Pc Rob­bie Jenk­ins and Pc Gary Walker from the Bed­ford­shire and Hert­ford­shire Dog Unit, for the op­er­a­tion on Fri­day night.

Ralph and Zack are “pas­sive” or “body scan­ning” drug de­tec- tion dogs, mean­ing they are trained to find il­licit sub­stances (in­clud­ing cannabis, co­caine, heroin, ec­stasy and am­phet­a­mines), on peo­ple, not in places.

The dogs are re­warded for stop­ping a po­ten­tial of­fender.

Pc Jenk­ins said: “All they do it for is a bis­cuit. They don’t know they’re work­ing. They’re just out hav­ing fun.”

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