So, probably this should be in chat, but since it directly deals with a working K9 I put it here. Figure I could tell my funny story and maybe get some feedback from detection handlers.
I just got back from an amazing vacation to Charleston SC. My flight in(and out) was fantastic. Go JetBlue! And I had just deplaned in Charleston and went to a vendor to buy a pair of sunglasses, which I had forgotten.
As I was standing in line to pay, a K9 handler passed by with her GSD. I paid no mind, I know better. But, well, the dog showed a lot of interest in me. He pulled his handler over to me. And by pulled, I mean, he was on loose leash and diverted her towards me. He sniffed all over, my bag, my leg, my hand and circled me. Talk about heart attack!!! I looked at the handler, she smiled and said "dog lover?" To which I replied "yup, have working dogs myself!" She laughed and moved on.
Needless to say, I nearly needed to change my clothes. I have never had a detection dog "hit" on me before. But I have to say. The handler was easily able to read her dog and dismissed his interest in me. Thank goodness!!!!
I don't do any drugs and had no weapons or contraband, so while I was a bit freaked, I knew that I had nothing bad on me. But still. A bit uncomfortable!!!
When she moved on I turned to the person behind me and said "well that was freaky!!" And got a good laugh.
I have not been around a lot of this type of detection dog, so I don't know what their normal trained indication is. But obviously he did not give it.
Handlers, has this happened to you? When do you think more of it? When do you write it off as a fluke?
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