World class training solutions

AK9I offers flexible training platforms designed to meet specific client requirements and standards. AK9I training solutions and courses of instruction are specifically tailored to the innate abilities of the prospective handlers and canines, ensuring that the outcome of our training is a synergistic K-9 Team. The key to any successful canine team is the canine’s obedience and the handler’s ability to accurately read canine behavioral changes. Our training mantra and operational motto is easily stated: Trust Your Dog.


calendar year 2019 CLASS convening dates

JANUARY 7, 2019

FEBRUARY 4, 2019

MARCH 4, 2019

APRIL 1, 2019

MAY 6, 2019

JUNE 3, 2019

JULY 8, 2019

AUGUST 5, 2019


OCTOBER 7, 2019

NOVEMBER 4, 2019


World Class Training Facilities



American K-9 Interdiction, LLC (AK9I) has been approved by the Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA) to provide education and training under Chapter 33 of the Post - 9/11 GI Bill. Please select the “SAA Approved Training" menu item for further details. AK9I currently offers the following courses:

Certificate                  Clock Hours

Detection Dog Handler                              200
Detection Dog Trainer                                200
Patrol Dog Handler                                    200
Patrol Dog Trainer                                      200
Detection/Patrol Dog Handler                  320
Detection/Patrol Dog Trainer                    520


If you have a service-connected disability rating of 20% or greater and are currently unemployed or under-employed (working part-time), you may be eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Training (specifically, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment [VR&E]). American K-9 Interdiction is an approved and authorized provider of vocational rehabilitation training under Chapter 31. Our comprehensive 13-week canine training program is specially tailored to meet the medical and counseling appointment needs of service-disabled vets suffering from PTSD and TBI. 

Tuition, books and training materials may be paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs utilizing your GI Bill benefits.

All students will select, train and own their patrol/detector dog at the end of the course. This will greatly facilitate obtaining employment as a canine handler or the establishment of a canine services business.   For further details or for answers to questions you may have, please email: 

The AK9I Training Academy looks forward to working with you soon!

Dept. of Veterans Affairs Facility Code: VA25062546

Certified to operate by SCHEV



4007 Burdette Road Carrsville, VA 23315 • (757) 304-9600