Service. Dedication. Reliability.
Drachten began in 1999 with our first K9 training in Search and Rescue work. We became a certified K9 team in wilderness and HRD and went on many real life searches including being on standby for 9/11 and the shuttle disaster. Our team put in countless hours of training, public outreach, coordination with law enforcement and other agencies, as well as donating time to various nonprofit groups to help out people of varying needs. It was immensely rewarding and we're excited to be able to get back to our roots and offer our training for persons needing an exceptional service or working dog.
Our dogs are different than most in that they are selected or bred with exceptional standards for health, temperament AND structure. These are all important and need to work together to produce a reliable partner that will last for years in the real world. Our training methods are based on confidence and drive building rather than fear and punishment based. Additionally, we select the best K9 partner for the handler and tailor our abilities as a trainer to bring out the most in that dog - it is not a one size fits all type of training system.
This all results in a confident dog that knows it's job no matter what's on the line. Contact us or check out our Available page for an amazing working dog built for you from the ground up. For those that already have a puppy or dog they would like to use, please select an evaluation to the right to start the process.
Please note we do not train ESA dogs.