Armin is a native of Germany who has spent the majority of his life working dogs in the civilian and law enforcement fields since the mid 1970s. He operated his own K9 security business in Canada. Armin has conducted countless K9 seminars world wide working thousands of dogs in the process.
He is a published author who has written and published K9 training articles all over the world.
Armin operates Rivanna K9 Services in Virginia where he provides training services as an Applied Animal Behavioral Scientist to his clients.
Armin is a certified law enforcement instructor through the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. He provides in depth training programs to SOF military K9 units as well as LE agencies. He has advised and consulted with All US Tier 1 SOF units, as well as many SOF units across the globe. Armin was the headline instructor at the 2018 and 2019 SOF K9 Conference in Warsaw, Poland.
His reputation as an innovator in modern training concepts that have led to proven deployment results at the highest level make him a sought-after instructor.
The New Age of K9 use in Tactical Team Deployments
As the world of law enforcement becomes ever more dangerous, the value of K9 use in special response team operations has never been greater. This class outlines a training approach that reduces the limitations of traditional K9 usage by SWAT style teams by integrating them fully into the teams tactics and movements. K9s are great assets for operators if they become part of the dynamic operations of the team. The days of the “holstered tool” are gone when the dog learns to be a 4 legged operator working fully integrated with the entire team. This class will open many eyes to never considered possibilities.
Practical sessions will assess dogs’ skills and capabilities to enter the world of working integrated team tactics. After assessment of current skills, hands on training to advance current skills towards working cooperatively with special operations teams.
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