From 2001-2005, Joel was licensed with the DEA as a “dog researcher”, and trained dogs for narcotics detection. These dogs were supplied to some of the schools in the Santa Clarita and Frazier Park areas in California. Back then, his dogs were trained to alert on marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroine.
Because of Duchess’s incredible prey drive and desire to work, Joel has trained her for narcotics detection as well, and is available to work anywhere in the U.S. As of now she is trained to alert on the odors of marijuana and cocaine. As she starts to understand the training more and more, we will begin to introduce the additional odors of methamphetamine and heroine.