The AK9 Difference

AK9's Brand Ambassador and Training Director, Pando Stepanis is the recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award by NAPCH. The only civilian Master Trainer by NAPCH 
(National Association of Professional Canine Handlers)
Expert Witness in K9 Behaviour & Training, Ontario Court of Justice.
NAPCH (a police K9 organization) I Certify Police K9's in the fields of Patrol, General Purpose Police Dogs, Narcotic Detection, and Explosive Detection  
Licensed Tracking Judge, CKC (Canadian Kennel Club)
Licensed working BST Judge, AWBRTA 
(American Working Black Russian Terrier Association)
Advisory Council / Teaching Professor, George Brown College of Applied Arts - Science Policing & Security K9 program. Co Professor/Instructor of general behaviour, tracking, detection and aggression for the diploma programs.
Performance judge for sport detection Canada (SDDA)
President and Training Committee Director, Saugeen Schutzhund Club of Ontario 
Former K9 Training Advisor, Orangeville Police Department Police K9 Team
Member of International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators (IABTI)
Recipient of the Gold Metal Handlers Award from the GSSCC
Evaluator / Co-Developer of the TEC (Certification of Temperament) evaluation for the GSCC (German Shepherd Club of Canada)
Completed Canine Behaviour programs at Guelph University & Cornell University
Completed Canine Nutrition program at Cornell University
Past Evaluator / Co-Developer of the Temperament Evaluation for St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program
Past Director, GSCC
Licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources Explosive Division with a Magazine license to posses real explosives for the purpose of K9 training and certifications.
Licensed by Health Canada to possess real narcotics for the purpose of K9 training and certifications.