Attention Veterans:

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

Certificate Clock Hours
Detection Dog Handler200
Detection Dog Trainer200
Patrol Dog Handler200
Patrol Dog Trainer200
Detection/Patrol Dog Handler320
Detection/Patrol Dog Trainer520


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. 

ALL TUITION, BOOKS and TRAINING MATERIALS are paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs. There are no additional or hidden costs or fees. ALL STUDENTS WILL SELECT, TRAIN AND WILL OWN THEIR PATROL or 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 contact Paul at: The AK9I Training Academy looks forward to working with you soon!

Certified to operate by SCHEV

Certified to operate by SCHEV



Dept. of Veterans Affairs Facility Code: VA25062546