VAPOR WAKE® TECHNOLOGY AS REPORTED ON
World Class Canine Security Services, Sales & Education
VWK9 is the most innovate forward-thinking & scientifically-backed Private Sector K9 Company in the World. We are best known as the innovator and provider of the patented Vapor Wake® Technology, developed to mitigate the risk of body-worn explosives and concealed firearms in mass pedestrian areas. VWK9 is the premier provider of multi-disciplined canine capabilities to some of the most renowned counter-terrorism units in the United States, we are recognized around the world for our K9 Handler and Supervisor Education, and we pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive, desirable and principled Canine Consultancy Program available today.
- World’s fastest growing canine security provider.
- First and only laboratory tested capability on K9 security (NCS4)
- World-Renowned Training Academy
- Best in class liability insurance (Incld.Terrorism Perils)
120 Years of combined operational experience in hostile enviroments
World class basic and advanced handler/trainer education
Exclusive Provider of Vapor Wake® Explosive & Firearms K9’S
- Safety Act Certified
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!!!
VWK9 & Our Partnership with Auburn University
Who doesn’t love a good puppy story? Vapor Wake® has been patented by Auburn University and licensed by Auburn to VWK9 as their commercial partner. Vapor Wake® began with years of research, breeding, and testing at Auburn University’s Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) program. This technology is at the cutting edge of canine security training and provides an unparalleled service to security teams.
Our dogs undergo an 18-month training process which includes socialization, enviromentalization, cognitive testing and fMRI’s and only the top 10% from each litter are forwarded to VWK9 for operational readiness and odor imprintation. As soon as a litter is born, our puppies’ training begins. Over the first 0-6 months, the future Vapor Wake® dogs go through extensive social and environmental raising, supervised by Auburn University 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.
It doesn’t end there, between 6-12 months the puppies go to federal prisons, not because they are being punished, quite the opposite, again under the supervision of Auburn University department of veterinary medicine our puppies are paired with a pre-selected prisoner, under the federally regulated program our dogs live in prison for 6 months.
It’s after the now 12-month old dogs have satisfied all of Auburn and VWK9’s strict selection criteria and testing that they come to our Anniston center of excellence, it is here they begin their Vapor Wake® training in earnest, we prepare them operationally and imprint the scientific odors before pairing them with their dedicated handlers.
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.