Training Director

  • Certified Evidence & Article Search Handler

  • Certified Decoy / Helper

  • California Narcotic Canine Association (CNCA)

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

K9 Connect counts on our Training Director to oversee and instruct our K9 & Handler training. Our training director has had the privilege of instructing members of both US and Foreign Militaries. Some of his qualifications and continuing education include:

  • ​Federally Licensed

  • Postsecondary Degree in Administration of Justice

  • Police K9 Instructor (Graduate with Honors)

  • Full Service K9 Handler

  • Certified Patrol Handler

  • Certified Detection Handler

  • Certified Tracking / Trailing Handler

  • Certified Obedience Handler

  • CA 1299 PC Fugitive Recovery Compliant

  • PC 832 Arrest & Control Compliant

Lead Instructor

We are fortunate to count on the expertise & knowledge of our L.E.O instructor & consultant. He is a active L.E.O with 24 years of experience under him and is in charge of our training our handlers on the specifics of use of force, arrest & control, search & seizure, etc. He currently lives with his 2 rescue dogs and his detection K9 and maintains his yearly certifications and continuous education in:

  • Firearms 

  • Arrest & Control

  • Contraband search

  • Detainee procedures

  • Detection Certification