I have been a member of the PK9A since 2016 with my first partner, K-9 Chucky. Due to a genetic disorder, Chucky retired early.  The PK9A made the transition to my current partner, K-9 Bruno, seamless. The scenario-based training, education, and equipment provided by PK9A translated to a substantial amount of success to our team.  Not having to worry about these things continue to help us in protecting and serving the citizens of Tuscarawas County.

Most importantly, the PK9A provides an irreplaceable family of brothers and sisters that share a common goal.

Deputy Edwards & K-9 BrunoTuscawaras County Sheriff's Office

“I have been a Member of the PK9A since I began with my first K-9 partner, Bono, in 2014.  Bono and I had an outstanding career thanks to the training and support received from the Association.  When Bono passed away suddenly in November 2020, the PK9A also stood by as family, not just as members and friends.   

I recently began training with my newest K-9, Puma.  We are excited to excel as a team, continuing to protect the good people of Steubenville and surrounding areas, thanks to the training, education and tools provided by the PK9A.”

Sgt. Cook & K-9 PumaSteubenville Police Department

The reason K-9 Breeze and I love being in the Association, is that it’s more than just a bunch of guys coming to train. It’s a family of brothers and their K-9 partners. We come together for one cause; to succeed on the streets and to conquer all evil. The Association helps all K-9 handlers succeed while on-and-off the job, bringing multiple agencies together to be available to help each handler succeed daily.

Ptlm. Eubanks, K-9 BreezeCambridge Police Department

I appreciate PK9A’s support of current K-9’s, as well as how they reach out to assist you once you lose your retired K-9. Also, I like the idea of not only making your partner more tactical through various exercises but they also train the handlers to become more tactical as well which creates a solid partnership. I’ll be starting this spring introducing new techniques to my 3rd K-9 (Omar).

Deputy Beohm, K-9 OtisCarroll County Sheriff’s Office