How We Train

Selection

We are highly experienced in canine selection/testing through numerous years of providing premier dogs to Military, Law Enforcement, and high end Security Agencies all over the world. All our Houston K9 Academy canines are imported from Europe and trained at our Houston facility. The Houston K9 Academy staff pre-select all canines and utilize 30 years combined training experience in testing, selecting, imprinting, and importing European dogs. Both Jason and Jaz have had the privilege of living in Europe for 4 years and handpicking the best of the best for their USA clients. Each client can expect to select their new police working canine from a group of social and highly driven canines. We select and train many different breeds and sizes to meet the needs of any department or agency.

 

Imprinting

Imprinting is the action of teaching the canines to recognize a specific type of odor(narcotic, explosive, cadaver, and/or gun) for a primary award. We use our own hybrid of european and american imprinting methodology that yields unmatched results.
 

Law Enforcement Specific

We provide both green and street ready law enforcement canines.

  • “Green canines”, who are at least one year of age, are hand selected from Europe using our selection process and can be purchased by law enforcement military or private security agencies that have internal canine training programs.
  • “Street Ready canines” will go through an 8 week training process that includes imprinting, protection, and tracking and will receive a patrol certification.

 

K9 Guardian Specific

K9 Guardians are perfect for individuals, families, and small businesses that want an additional level of protection. These dogs go through our hand selection process and are trained to be highly obedient, responsive to protection commands, patrol the home, vehicle, business etc, and protect the handler/family.
 

Public Service Specific

We also provide specialist services, including bomb sweeps and drug searches for schools, businesses, and special events. A Houston K9 Academy trainer and fully trained and certified canine will be deployed as a team to provide the sweep for the organization.

GUARANTEE – All of our dogs are escorted to the USA after receiving a complete health exam. We will always help the veterinarian make x-rays (hips and elbows), and ensure all vaccinations are given. We have a one (1) year health guarantee and a six (6) month workability guarantee. We will also offer a six (6) month compatibility guarantee to ensure the canine teams integrate well. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority!