Our K9 selection process is based on each canine breeds’ natural characteristics and successful history as detection and/or working dogs. We select dogs with the highest level of environmental tolerance along with a high level of hunt and play characteristics. Dogs with these types of characteristics are a pleasure to train because they are undistracted in a robust environment with exceptional endurance, enthusiasm, and motivation for performance activities. We base the breed(s) selection on what breed is best for the job.
We selects only the highest quality canines with proven working dog bloodlines from our exclusive European sources. Each dog is handpicked following strict guidelines and according to its ability to meet our quality and performance standards. We use senior trainers and subject matter experts to perform hands-on assessments and testing of each dog, looking especially for:
Tactix K9 also screens working dogs for “personality”, or superior working dog traits like:
Typically, less than ten percent of the canines screened will pass the initial evaluation and be approved for training at one of Tactix K9's facilities. Once the dogs are at Tactix K9, our team of K9 trainers carefully evaluate each young dog, assessing it for stamina, drive and level of aggression. This step is especially important. For example, while one dog may be better suited for canine detection, another would make a quality personal-protection dog.
We use the highest standards within the industry to evaluate our canines and ensure we are meeting contractual requirements and customer expectations. Our standards meet and/or exceed the most commonly used standards within the industry.