Sniffer dogs in teenage bedrooms
Retired sniffer dogs that have spent years on police patrol are now working in the private sector in the US - sniffing out teenagers' bedrooms.
Parents can rent a dog and handler for $200 (£125) an hour from Sniff Dogs, a firm operating in New Jersey and Ohio.
The dogs are highly trained and can detect illegal drugs.
The company says the animals can smell marijuana from up to 15 feet away (5m) and residue on clothing from drugs smoked two days earlier.
The dogs sit when they detect the drugs but they leave the final inspection to the parents.
The company was founded by a mother of two sons, who was surprised to find her oldest son smoking marijuana.
Sniff Dogs claims to offer a "discreet service" that avoids the confrontation that comes from drugs tests because the search can be carried out without the knowledge of their children.
The company cites statistics showing half of American schoolchildren have tried marijuana and that most drug taking takes place when they get home from school.
Pat Winterstein from Washington, New Jersey decided to use the service to search the bedrooms of her three children.
"I trust my kids, but you only can trust them so far. They're kids, young adults, they're going to make (a) mistake," she told ABC news.
Critics claim that the service could be invasive and may break down family trust.
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Sniffer dogs in teenage bedrooms
Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:23 PM
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 03:58 PM
200 dollars an hour?
Posted 25 October 2008 - 04:19 PM
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:44 PM
I think that if you really want to educate the kids, you need to tell them that unlike other drugs, marijuana is ok, but only after a certain age.
If you tell them that all drugs are the same and they are all bad, they maybe next to friends that use marijuana, see that it's not as bad as they were led to believe, and that may cause them to try that, and assume other drugs are the same too....
Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:32 PM
Fight them back!
Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:02 AM
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 03:51 PM
Sometimes i wanna move to some 3rd world country so i can smoke and grow pot in my own privacy without worrying about US'S bs about marijuana.............
Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:38 PM
lol what a great idea!!! just got get a dog and charge ppl 200 dollars for the dog to run around in the house...........they dont know the dog cant sniff out drugs lol. Parents think theres no drugs, and kid loves that the heat is off him
That idea is so amazing I may actually do it
Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:56 PM
If they had that option, well, I'd be shit outta luck, and they'd probably find out all about my xanax, k-pins, adderall, lsd, molly, mushrooms, vics, codeine, rolls, and everything else I've been getting my grubby little mits on.
... shits nasty, that bottle of piss has been there since I was fucking 16, 2+ years of random drug testing because of being arrested for "paraphenalia", gotta love parents...
Edited by ADD_man, 19 January 2009 - 12:01 AM.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:59 PM
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