Drug dog visits Plevna School

Keith Chambers, a former teacher and coach, stopped by the school to demonstrate how his dog, Jetta, sniffs out drugs.

Keith Chambers and his dog Jetta.
Keith Chambers and his dog Jetta.

 

 

 

Posted Friday, January 30, 2015

Keith Chambers, a former teacher and coach, stopped by the school to demonstrate how his dog, Jetta, sniffs out drugs. Jetta was abused as a puppy and was about to be euthanized before Keith found her. Drug dogs are trained for six to nine months and can find marijuana, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and gun powder. They only work when they are in harness and are taught to sit down when they have found contraband.

Jetta is a nationally certified search dog. Keith trains her using a rewards system. Keith owns the Montana Department of Interquest, a private company that trains drug dogs. He has 360 contacts around the state including schools, jails, and businesses. The students enjoyed watching Jetta sniff out the contraband Keith planted around the school.