Once a litter is born, the puppies’ training begins. Over the first 6-12 months, the future Vapor Detection dogs go through extensive social and environmental raising, supervised by our Canine Performance 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.
At three months, the puppies begin the human bonding process. This initial human bonding process lasts until the K9 is one year old. This is the initial building block of our Vapor Detection team configuration of one dog/one handler.
In addition, we provide cutting edge physical conditioning, nutritional program design, veterinary care, canine performance research to prepare the dogs to work in any environment.
After their first year, VWK9 begins the initial odor training for Vapor Detection dogs on our 320-acre training facility in Anniston, AL. Here, the K9s hone their detection skills with strict protocols and training processes that are unique to Vapor Explosive Detection Dogs. Our process results in the most versatile and advanced scenting K9 on the market.