Are police dogs trained to smell nicotine?

Drug dogs are trained to detect many substances.

But usually they are limited to illegal narcotics.

However, there are times when detection dogs will also be trained on tobacco/nicotine.

Drug dogs that work in jails and schools will often be trained on tobacco.

Trainers use the same imprinting process to train a dog on tobacco as they would with narcotics.

During the process, dogs begin to associate a specific odor with a reward.

Once the dog correctly identifies the specific odor, they are then trained to sit, stare or scratch.

Drug dogs that work in jails are also usually trained on suboxone & cell phones.

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