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
SEPTEMBER 2, 2019
OCTOBER 7, 2019
NOVEMBER 4, 2019
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The AK9I Training Academy looks forward to working with you soon!
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Facility Code: VA25062546
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