The History of Working Dogs: World War I

World War I (1914-1918) conscripted nearly every able-bodied man around the world, as well as soldiers from the rest of the animal kingdom. Winnipeg, or "Winnie," went on to inspire A.A. Milne's classic literary character Winnie-the-Pooh. Pigeons delivered crucial messages from the front to command centers, soldiers rode cavalry horses through the Middle [...]

2020-03-04T12:14:19-05:00Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coconut Creek Police Department Introduces Its First Vapor Wake® School Safety Dog®

Officer Leonard with K9 Taylor Coconut Creek, Fl. – The Coconut Creek Police Department would like to welcome its new School Safety Dog®, “Taylor,” to the team! Taylor’s addition to our School Resource Officer (SRO) team makes her handler, SRO Michael Leonard, the first SRO in the nation to be trained and actively [...]

Pediatric Cancer Patient Abigail Arias, 7-Year-Old “Officer 756,” Becomes Honorary Vapor Wake® K9 Handler

Abigail Arias, a seven-year-old girl with a rare form of pediatric cancer, is officially the world’s youngest Vapor Wake® Canine Handler. Abigail visited the Vapor Wake® K9 Training Academy in Anniston, Alabama on July 24 for a hands-on lesson in the explosive detection training used by some of the country’s most well-known law enforcement agencies [...]

2019-10-21T16:00:10-04:00Uncategorized|0 Comments

Terror Attacks: The Toll on Resorts & Tourism

Terror Attacks on Soft Targets A Vapor Wake® handler team patrols the Las Vegas Convention Center. Source: Las Vegas Newswire A combination of enhanced security measures at traditional hard targets and changing terrorist strategy have resulted in an increased number of terrorist attacks against soft targets such as hotels and resorts in recent [...]

Don’t Gamble With Your Patrons’ Security

Building Better Resort Security Systems Casinos, hotels, and resorts—and all of the events held on their property—must be run in a way that protects the safety and security of all guests and patrons while still providing them with world class entertainment convenience and comfort. This cannot be achieved while we continue to ignore perimeter security [...]

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority Adds 2 New Explosive Detection Canines

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has added two new Vapor Wake K9 teams after a $100,000 donation from the Consumer Technology Association who puts on the largest electronics event every year, CES. Bo and Wells are the two Vapor Wake explosive detection canines joining the LVCVA security teams. The two VWK9s will join [...]

University of South Carolina Adds 2 Vapor Wake K9s to Campus & Event Security

Two special Vapor Wake K9 teams have been added to the University of South Carolina's Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. The two teams are expected to help with keeping visitors and the campus community safe during large events including SEC sports events. Poppy and Sherri are the two female Vapor Wake dogs brought on [...]

The Dogs Fighting Terrorism in NYC

New York's police force gets help in tracking bombers and the explosives they have left behind through well-trained dogs to amp security measures in the largest city in the US. Vapor Wake Detection Dogs Auburn University created and patented Vapor Wake Detection Technology. Through our exclusive license of the breeding program and training program, our [...]

2020-01-12T12:26:06-05:00Police Security|0 Comments

Vapor Wake Canines Speed Up Chicago Airport Security Screening

With multiple pieces of luggage in hand, the regular passenger queues with mild horror every time he or she gets into an airport security line. The line is often long, and sometimes items from a bag are deemed suspicious by security officers only to have to return them once everything is cleared. At Chicago airports, [...]

2020-01-12T12:26:35-05:00Airport Security|0 Comments

Labradors Imprisoned for Future Safety and Good Health

There is a Labrador named Opelika in Opelika, Alabama. She is in prison. Before you think that's cruel, please be informed that she has not committed a crime and that she will be released soon. She's just there to train with an inmate chosen by scientists so that once outside the prison gates, Opelika can [...]