About PVA Canine Services Ltd.

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PVA Canine Services’ detector dogs are trained to work in many environments and situations which make them suitable for work in oilfield, industrial and residential applications.    Dogs are trained to indicate a target odour through passive sit confirmation and are guaranteed to be reliable (No false or handler induced confirmations).  Controlled substance imprinted odours include cannabis and its derivatives, cocaine and its derivatives, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA) and psylocibin. 

All dogs and handlers have undergone a validation/certification procedure administered by an internationally recognized Police Service Dog Expert (supporting documentation available upon request) which mirrors the standard used by the RCMP Police Dog Service.  Additionally, handlers are licensed under the new Alberta Security Services and Investigators Act.

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PVA Canine Services Ltd. is able to fully back up any positive detector dog indication with years of law enforcement related experience and investigative ability.   We have been officially recognized as experts in the handling, deployment and training of Police Service Dogs by the Criminal Courts of Alberta and British Columbia.  We have extensive experience within the civil litigation legal process and we are able to effectively articulate both our actions as handlers as well as the actions of our detector dogs.  This experience and ability is an essential component of any professionally deployed detector dog service in today’s litigation conscious world.  It is also critical when interacting with Union Representatives in the workplace and is an essential component of properly articulating actions taken in supporting a Client’s Alcohol and Drug in the Workplace Policies.