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 [...]

Mobile Bomb Sniffing Dogs: The Key to Concert Security?

Traditional Explosive Detection Canines have been the industry standard for decades.  These canines are trained to search productive areas such as buildings, vehicles, baggage, open areas and other areas for statically placed explosives. People screening Canines or Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Detection Canines are selected for their traditional detection traits but are additionally trained that people [...]

Getting to Know the Vapor Wake Dog

A defender and a best friend, dogs make perfect companions. If you care for your dog, he will be forever loyal and stay by your side. The same is true for the Vapor Wake Dog.  Auburn University's Canine Performance Science Program started research sixteen years ago that led to our patented technology—the Vapor Wake Dog. So, [...]

3 Types of Explosive Detection Canines

At VWK9 we recognize three types of explosive detection canines, all of them have their place and play significant yet a specific role in risk mitigation when it comes to explosive detection. Traditional Explosive Detection Canines Traditional Explosive Detection Canines have been the industry standard for decades.  These canines are trained to search productive areas [...]

Welcome to VWK9, the World’s Premier K9 Training Academy

Situated on 320 acres and conveniently located in Aniston, Alabama within close proximity to Atlanta international airport. VWK9 is one of the fastest growing canine companies in the industry today, we offer excellence in handler education and canine sales. Maintaining a world, renowned training staff with over Eighty years of combined operational experience. We [...]

8 Major Differences Between Traditional Bomb Dogs and Vapor Wake® Dogs

“My dog can do that.” We hear that statement many times during Vapor Wake® demonstrations to K9 industry folks, and we understand that there’s a bit of confusion. We hope to clear that up, and describe the differences between traditional, Explosive Detection Dogs (EDDS) or bomb dogs and VWK9’s patented and NCS4 lab-tested Vapor Wake® Canines. VWK9 understands [...]

How Vapor Wake Canines Could Prevent the Next Mass Tragedy

Never heard of Vapor Wake Canines? You’re not alone. Learn how these dogs are changing security checkpoints and could potentially prevent mass tragedies. Originally printed on Dogster’s website here. By: Charlotte Reed Within the last year, tragedy has struck large crowds numerous times, including when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande [...]