The problem aint the dog and its ability. It’s that the cop can say “the dog indicated,,,”. The cop can say that anytime, and nobody can prove differently. The dog can’t argue the point.
This is garbage law.
Even if the dogs do smell something and can unmistakably tell a cop and we can take the cop’s word for it later, why do we let them do this? Dogs are cheating, same way x-ray vision through walls or aerial drones with infrared cameras would be, in my opinion. I understand the plain sight exception, and also the general principle that whatever is readily apparent is fair game. But that should be readily apparent to human beings, not genetically engineered smelling machines (i.e. dogs).
I don’t want to live in a country where the only way I can expect privacy is if I lock my property airtight, so as not to allow a single probable cause causing particle to waft past whatever technology the cops have comandeered for their nefarious purposes this week.