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 inmate crisis situations, deploy our High-Performance Giant Schnauzers and use them in real-time, as needed. For over a decade my assigned call sign has been Kilo-1, and Kilo-1 K9 is my pack.” As a team we are Mission-focused. Goal-oriented. Results-driven.
We offer High-Performance K9 equipment, technology, and customized services. Our Equipment has been selected based on an operationally proven kit. Because of our operational requirements, it was hard to find K9 Kit that we trusted. So KILO1 “Senior” used his own money and had equipment custom made for his unit. So today we have partnered with some trusted companies who are manufacturing our K9 Kits.
K1K9 Equipment, Sales and Services you can trust, Only the highest quality materials used to ensure that your K9 Kit meets any challenge, wherever your K9 Adventure takes you to.
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. Afterward, 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 corrections 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 k9 pipeline process takes 2 – 2 1/2 years to complete. 80% unfortunately never complete the program for one reason or another. However, all dogs that do not complete the program will always get reassigned duties that best meet their skill set. Then they are adopted out to agencies, families or other special organizations.
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.