Welcome to K1K9
IN SILENCE THERE IS POWER
What is K1-K9?
“I’m what they call a Corrections Special Operator-Handler K9 (CSO). I go into high-risk crisis zones, deploy our Giant Schnauzers and use them in real-time, as needed. My call sign is Kilo-1 and Kilo-1 K9 is my pack.” As a team we are Mission-focused. Goal-oriented. Results-driven.
We offer consultation in high-risk mitigation K9 services including: narcotics detection, explosive detection, apprehension, obedience, schutzhund, rehabilitation for special operation K9s.
We also develop K9 programs for agencies, special operations training for K9s and operator handlers, and seminars for the general public on utilizing how to own a gun and a K9.”
How It Started
I got started with K9s over 10 years ago. I was involved in a situation where one of the K9s bit an officer involved and sent that officer to the hospital. Afterwards we had a debrief discussing how we could prevent that from happening again. People were concerned the K9s were neurotic and no one working on the situation could hear anything because the dogs were barking so much.
I said “Have you ever thought about having dogs trained specifically for these situations?” Everyone said “that’s impossible”. At the time dogs were kept in a box in regards to what their limitations were. I wanted to let the dogs decide what their limitations were. And my boss agreed, putting me in charge of the operation.
At the time I laughed. I had no experience training dogs. Now I am considered one of the most experienced corrections Special Operations operator/handler within the US corrections/jail community. I’m the guy who knew nothing but went straight to the specialists, the best minds in the world, and put all of their advice and techniques together to create our very own training program. Today our process takes 2 years before a dog ever gets certified.
I travel over 300 days a year. Fans can keep up with us on Instagram, Facebook, and we have a tour schedule posted online. While on tour we make room for unexpected K9 stops, so feel free to reach out if you have an event you would like us to visit. Because we travel so much, it’s important to note that all of our trucks and rigs are designed with our dogs’ safety and security in mind.