AMK9 Contract Working Dog (CWD) Teams have been keeping troops safe in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2004. AMK9 is proud to have proven, mission-oriented experience, providing direct counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) support for multiple Special Forces teams including U.S., Canadian, British, Dutch, German and Czech Republic units. Additionally, AMK9 Teams have served as an explosives detection security reinforcement for troops across the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF).This unparalleled experience has been critical in allowing AMK9 CWD Teams to expertly navigate the high threat environment of the Middle East, routinely providing entry control point security, vehicle sweeps, internal searches, and perimeter and roving patrols. AMK9 CWD Team’s proven performance has helped improve combat effectiveness and overall reduce IED related casualties by over forty percent (40%) (at times when AMK9 CWD teams have been present). In addition, AMK9 CWD Team searches have led to countless discoveries of explosives, weapons caches, and narcotics, subsequently resulting in the arrest of criminals and terrorists throughout the Middle East. Results like these define and reinforce AMK9’s commitment to always provide the highest quality canine detection services and uphold the highest safety standards in the industry.
A Single Purpose K-9 is trained to detect one category of odor, whether that be all the components that make up explosives, various narcotics, cell phones, molds, human DNA, etc. AMK9 does not cross train our canines, which means we do not train a single purpose explosive detection dog on any other category of odor.
A Dual Purpose K-9 is trained on detection of odor and on patrol work. A patrol K-9 is specifically taught to catch an assailant, but only on command. AMK9 Patrol and Dual Purpose dogs are trained to stop immediately on command, in mid-chase, if necessary.