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World Class Canine Security & Education
VWK9 is the most innovate forward thinking scientifically backed Private Sector K9 Company available today. We are best known as the innovator and provider of the patented Vapor Wake® Technology to mitigate the risk of body-worn explosives in mass pedestrian areas. VWK9 is the premier provider of multi-disciplined canine capabilities to some of the most recognized counter-terrorism units in the U.S. Known around the world for our Handler and Supervisor Education, and we pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive, desirable and principled Canine Program Consultancy available today.
- World’s fastest growing canine security provider.
- First and only lab tested capability on K9 security
- World-Renowned Training Academy
- 80 Years of combined operational experience
- Premier provider of basic and advanced
- Exclusive home of the patented Vapor Wake® Explosive Canine
Had the opportunity to meet the personnel and tour the facilities. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the flexibility of the training. Whatever your needs in canine protection, VWK9 can satisfy them.
Awesome facility, professional and experienced trainers, the dog I adopted is a high drive and an awesome k9. I can’t wait to get certified with him, so he can do what he does best! Thanks, VWK9
These guys rock. Handlers and K9s alike, they’ve earned the right to be called the best. They ensure each K9 gets retired properly as well. Top notch.
Well worth more than 5 stars! I traveled from St. Louis Missouri to Anniston Alabama to train and pick up a new partner. What an awesome company and fantastic employees. Everyone was great! They all welcomed me. The vapor wake training I was a part of was excellent! The trainers was very knowledgable and always willing to help you! I highly recommend VWK9! Thanks, VWK9!!!
Partnership with Auburn University
Vapor Wake® has been patented by Auburn University and licensed by Auburn to VWK9. Vapor Wake began with years of research, breeding, and testing at Auburn University’s Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) program
VWK9 Academy Facilities
As soon as a litter is born, the puppies’ training begins. Over the first 6-12 months, the future Vapor Wake dogs go through extensive social and environmental raising, supervised by the Canine Performance Sciences staff. Puppies are exposed to a variety of stimuli and environments in order to prepare them to work in loud, distracting, and crowded environments without losing focus.
VWK9 Vapor Wake dogs and handlers offer mobile explosive detection teams ideal for heavy-pedestrian flow and high-profile events. The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) recently put Vapor Wake K9s through their lab test. Not only is Vapor Wake now certified by NCS4, it also holds the first and only lab tested capability on K9 security. The VWDC are global K9 solutions used at several high pedestrian venues including St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Amtrak, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Harvard Commencements.
Vapor Wake® Detection canine teams have even been utilized in the most critical areas during the inauguration of the President of the United States in 2012. Our Vapor Wake® bomb-sniffing dog teams screened people entering the seating area that would be closest to the president, providing an added level of security against hand-carried and body-worn explosives.