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Law Enforcement

USK9's Dog Training Academy is a premier institution that provides cutting-edge training and techniques to individuals who aspire to become professional handlers. Our academy is dedicated to offering a comprehensive and enjoyable training experience for both you and your furry companion. We invite you to join our community of passionate dog lovers and take the first towards a fulfilling career in canine handling.

USK9 is known world wide for setting standards for others to follow and it is this impeccable reputation and discipline that is the cornerstone of every aspect of training that allows USK9 to produce some of the best dogs and handlers in the world.

The training Academy utilizes proprietary techniques developed by world renown Master Trainer and K9 Expert Roger Abshire, techniques NOT known or practiced anywhere else in the industry. The Training Academy operates within USK9 Unlimited and under the direction and control of Master Trainer/K9 Expert Roger Abshire. All academy cadets are afforded direct hands on instruction, guidance and practical experience by Master Trainer/K9 Expert Roger Abshire. 
A professional and knowledgeable staff at USK9 are committed to making sure that USK9 continues its reputation of producing great handlers, ONE HANDLER AT A TIME, ensuring that every handler that comes through the academy receives 100 percent from every aspect possible.

The academy offers a choice of varying training levels from the basic course to instructor certified courses, all of which have been developed and modified over the last 22 years, with refinement each year to ensure that USK9 remains the world leader in dog and handler training. All courses include classroom instruction and testing designed to teach the cadets the importance of record keeping, report writing and many techniques to assist them in working and caring for their dog after they graduate. The courses offered within the academy all include many hours of one on one and group hands on training with the dogs to include individual practical demonstrations and proficiency grading to ensure that the handler has mastered the techniques being taught as they progress toward certification by Master Instructor Trainer/K9 Expert Roger Abshire.
USK9's Dog Training Academy utilizes a progressive teaching approach in its methodology to teach handlers in a wide array of areas to include both the domestic pet owner's needs and the professional needs of law enforcement, governmental, military and personal protection. It is our belief that the student to teacher ratio be kept low, to ensure that all the cadets get enough attention and time with the trainers. The cadets enter the academy as an apprentice and become fully involved in all aspects of training and business activities of the school to include participating in behavioral interviews with clients, in service training, and follow up or remedial training. Cadets may even assist in seminars held at the Academy and special events like call outs for service, competitive obedience and K9 sports trails or related events held with the many handlers and agencies that have graduated the academy before. Additionally, Cadets leave with a wealth of valuable contacts and information as they network with other handlers and agencies in the course of their studies and presence at the Academy.


USK9 offers structured courses and certification for trainers in the following areas of instruction:

  • Professional Obedience Trainer (including behavior modification).

  • Police K-9 Instructor

  • Police K9 Handler Courses

  • Detection Dog Trainer

  • Protection Trainer & Decoy

  • Search & Rescue Trainer

  • Accelerated Trainer Courses (professional Obedience, protection, detection, and SAR)

USK9 prides itself on its reputation which was built one customer at a time for the last 22 years. We make claim to be the "BEST IN THE BUSINESS" and do so with customer satisfaction in mind. Whether it's the home owner wanting basic obedience or the military needing to train and deploy multiple teams over seas, USK9 has the experience, knowledge and professional staff to simply "GET THE JOB DONE" .
There are two things often said in the "DOG INDUSTRY".

  "I have an Abshire dog!" ... OR... "I WANT an Abshire dog!
Handler course 5-week
Professional Trainer Program - 12 wks

New Programs commence on the 1st Monday of every month

"Master" Trainer Program - 24 wks

New Programs commence on the 1st Monday of every month

Continuous Training - Monthly, Bi-Monthly, or Quarterly

All teams participating in maintenance training must be pre registered.


Continuous Training

Call 855-875-9364 or email us to enroll!

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