AK9I now has an INTEREST FREE installment plan in place for students looking to attend one of our training courses.  You pay a deposit of 25% and then choose between 36, 48 or 60 monthly installments to pay for the tuition balance.  We will provide the K9, training manual, equipment and housing (you keep the K9 and housing is at no cost in our dormitories until December 31, 2019).

If you are interested in learning more email Paul at or ENROLL NOW and “FIND YOUR PURPOSE” in the rapidly growing K-9 field. 

Act now! Slots for the fall semester are filling quickly.

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 2019-2020 CLASS convening dates

5 week , 8 week and 13 week courses available

Start Date Graduation Date
(5 week)
Graduation Date
(8 week)
Graduation Date
(13 week)

10/07/19 11/08/19 11/29/19 01/03/20

11/04/19 12/06/19 12/27/19 01/31/20

12/02/19 01/03/20 01/24/20 02/28/20

01/06/20 02/07/20 02/28/20 04/03/20

02/03/20 03/06/20 03/27/20 05/01/20

03/02/20 04/03/20 04/24/20 05/29/20

04/06/20 05/08/20 05/29/20 07/02/20

05/04/20 06/05/20 06/26/20 07/31/20

06/01/20 07/02/20 07/24/20 08/28/20

07/06/20 08/07/20 08/28/20 10/02/20

08/03/20 09/04/20 09/25/20 10/30/20

09/14/20 10/16/20 11/06/20 12/11/20

09/28/20 10/30/20 11/20/20 12/23/20

11/02/20 12/04/20 12/23/20 01/29/21

12/07/20 N/A 01/29/21 03/05/21

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 all Chapters of the Post - 9/11 GI Bill® Please select the “SAA Approved Training" menu item for further details.

Learn more about the courses AK9I currently offers.


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

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.

Certified to operate by SCHEV



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


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