Parenting 101

If you believe that hiring a drug-sniffing dog to go through your house is a good way to get connected to your child’s life, then you might want to re-think your entire parenting approach.

Dog for hire sniffs out drug problems

Parents concerned about whether their children are using narcotics, businesses wanting to enforce their drug-free workplace policies, and schools that want to keep drugs out of their parking lots and classrooms now have a new place to turn for help.

Frankfort native Brent Snyder has started Snyders K-9 Scent Detection, which uses a trained and certified canine to locate the presence of drugs by doing searches of houses, cars, factories and other workplaces.

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16 Responses to Parenting 101

  1. claygooding says:

    What a world,and yet people still think prohibiting drugs was a good idea.

  2. Steve says:

    I do not think this is a good idea by any means, BUT I would like to know how a “positive” is handled when doing an inspection. Is that reported to the individual paying for the service only?….or is reported to the local authorities as well

    • Maria says:

      I suppose it’s like with the vampire character and the whole “once you invite them in they win” aspect.

      I also suppose that a vampire comparison is quite fitting.

      • damaged justice says:

        “Police are like vampires. They shouldn’t be invited into your home…Vampires are polite; they’re smooth. But once they get in, the door closes. Havoc ensues.”
        – Jamarhl Crawford, New Black Panther Party chairman

    • Jango'sRevenge says:

      Failing to report anything found to the authorities would render the finder guilty of failing to report a crime or of colluding in a criminal activity.

  3. FM58 says:

    Anything for a buck I guess. Looks like a backdoor approach to getting around a search warrant. I wonder if he wears a brown shirt with fascist accessories when he patrols with his dog. And oh yes, we need to keep the kiddies drug free so we can maintain the cannon fodder for the militaries. As usual, he totally misses the point of prohibition being the root causation of all the problems he lists.

  4. Dante says:

    Re: Hiring your own drug sniffing dog

    Call me crazy but I’ve heard (and long suspected) that the dogs only get it right about half the time. Also, the dog handlers have been known to “prod” the dog into alerting when there is nothing there.

    What other business (besides the weather man) can be wrong half the time and still have a business? What other business would allow the operator to cheat?

    Just say no.

  5. kaptinemo says:

    Dogs are notoriously unreliable. Just about every drug law reformer knows this…as do the handlers. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

  6. Peter says:

    hearsay evidence. i heard that part of the traimg for drug dogs involved feeding them some of the product amd then, how shal i put it, receiving stimulation from the handler. a whole new perspective on mr snyder

    • Maria says:


      Not to rain on that, uhm, lovely image but ‘stimulation’ in dog training terms means a positive feedback / reward mechanism. Like a hug, a tussle, a pat on the head, back scratchies, etc. Physical feedback that excites (oh behave) the dog. It fires off the “Whosa been a good pack member? You’ve been a good pack member! Yesyouhave!” neurons.

      Also they don’t feed the products to the dogs. If that was the case, search and rescue dogs would be chowing down on humans. It’s the scent that’s used in training. Usually on cloth, if I’m not mistaken. I think actual cadavers/body parts and live people are used for advanced training of rescue dogs; which is the BEST use of the cold dog noses.

      Off topic, and at the risk of anthropomorphizing a wee bit, rescue dogs come off as some of the most content/happiest/hard working dogs I’ve been around. Herding dogs come in second. It’s like they know they have a positive/useful purpose.

      I haven’t had the … luck? of being around drug search dogs but it saddens me to think about them. Dogs are sensitive animals so I wonder if the good ones (there are also asshole dogs) sense the destruction that is turned loose around them.

    • primus says:

      Manual or oral? Enquiring minds want to know.

  7. Maria says:

    Drug sniffing dogs rooting through your underwear drawer?

    As if the kids don’t have enough emotional baggage to suppress with their doctor approved mood regulators.

  8. Duncan20903 says:


    If my parents had tried to pull that bullshit I would have hidden pot and something very embarrassing in their belongings for the dog to find. The latter not a specific item but whatever came to mind and was available at the time. Perhaps a small bag of pot hidden in the business end of a fleshlight would do the trick nowadays.

  9. wiggles says:

    did anyone notice the lisense plate in the picture

  10. Justin Jones says:

    I agree that having a drug-sniffing dog keep your child free from drugs is not the best parenting approach.

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