Bristol Tennessee Police Department welcomes K9 Sonny

May 16th, 2016|

BRISTOL, Tenn.—The Bristol Tennessee Police Department has welcomed a new addition to the city’s K9 unit and his name is Sonny.

Sonny is an 18-month-old yellow lab, and was acquired from Xtreme Concepts, Inc., a security solutions firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. Sonny will serve alongside his partner, Officer Chesney Griffin.

According to a news release, together, […]

Organization Provides Service Dog for Veteran Free of Charge

February 9th, 2015|

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – A combat hero and veteran of three wars hopes to overcome his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, with the help of man’s best friend. One of life’s greatest blessings is the love of a good dog. Lee Blackwell believes the bond he’s developing with his Labrador, Aubie, can help him overcome […]

Veterans Pair with Service Dogs for Study

February 9th, 2015|

Gunter, a 24-month-old chocolate lab, stands erect, pressing the length of his body across the front of his trainer’s legs. “Behind,” says Fanie Benecke, director of canine services for iK9. Gunter responds, walking around Benecke to stand against the back of his legs.

Gunter is one of three service dogs trained by iK9 to assist veterans with Post […]

GEOINT Symposium

April 29th, 2014|

iK9 at the 2013 GEOINT Symposium in Tampa, FL

Watch the video on GEOINtv HERE

Vapor Wake® at the New York City Marathon. “…a popular labrador named Ray.”

November 4th, 2013|

An article in Forbes highlighting the use of Vapor Wake® Detection canines in the New York City Marathon.

Early NY Marathon Race Results: NYPD Will Finish In First Place, As 'New York's Finest' Break Security Records – Forbes.

Military working dog monument dedicated

October 30th, 2013|

by Mike Joseph
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Public Affairs

10/28/2013 – JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The first national monument dedicated to U.S. Military Working Dog teams was unveiled in a ceremony here Monday.

The dedication and unveiling ceremony completes a quest to nationally recognize military working dogs and handlers started in 2001 by John Burnam, […]

Auburn University canine detection goes commercial

September 4th, 2013|

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University, through the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, ARTF, has entered into a license agreement with a new canine training and provider, iK9 Holding Co. LLC, for its VAPOR WAKE® technology. VAPOR WAKE training enhances explosive detection canine teams with additional abilities and training to detect hand-carried and/or body-worn explosives. iK9 will […]

A ONE OF A KIND CANINE COMPANY – K-9 Cop Magazine

August 25th, 2013|

Dog-centric. Education-focused. Refined industry standards.
These are the key phrases that came out of the first meeting between iK9 founders Tim Dunnigan and Paul Hammond in the summer of 2012. This meeting was to be the genesis of a company born from a new ideology in canine training and handler education. Dunnigan is an entrepreneur with […]

Alabama-trained dogs can detect vapors of explosive devices

August 23rd, 2013|

Local FOX affiliate, WBRC, visits the iK9 Global Campus. Read the article on myfoxal.com.

FOX 6 (WBRC) Article

“Super dogs” a game changer in fight against terrorism.

August 21st, 2013|

Video on nbcnews.com. Vapor wake detection canines are key to finding bombs and stopping terrorist attacks, NBC’s Jill Rappaport reports.

Watch the NBC Nightly News report here.