PADS-K9 Protection and Detection Service


Starting way back in 1983, I got hooked on the schutzhund sport in Germany.

My first club membership was with the Polizei Hunde verein Osnabruck, my very first dog was called Aslan, he was a non papered German Shepherd from the Kennel Preussenblut, with him I learnt my first steps in Obedience, Tracking and Shutzhund, from this point on I knew this was to be my calling.

As time progressed Aslan became older and I became wiser, with each step I took with him and the members of the club I became more and more hungry for knowledge.

As Aslan passed I then purchased another dog His name was Dax Vom Burbrink, this is the time I Joined the SV (the German Shepherd Association Germany), during this time I was also serving with HM Forces.

I continued with the passion of working with dogs. After leaving the full time service I enlisted with the RAVC (TA) Royal Army Veterinary Corp and I was also employed as a Armed Chief Dog Handler for the British Forces Germany.

 I learned more than I ever could in regards to tactical use of a K9 and the training of specialized Service K9 such as Narc, AED, Patrol, Body detection and so on. It became a time where I was confident enough to use my knowledge  and the qualifications that I had accumulated to turn it into a business. I eventually progressed and registered my own German Shepherd breeding kennel and training facility in Germany. I not only bred but also supplied numerous police departments in Germany,USA, Australia, South Africa, Holland, France and Belgium with a number of K9s, I also supplied the USAF Lackland Airbase and the US  FAA with K9s in accordance with their procurement requirements.

In 2001 I moved to Canada, where I took a break from working with K9s until I managed to get established in this amazing country

In September 2016 I launched my company PADS-K9. It has been a long progress, but now I am proud to offer you my services in a number of specialized areas including:-


Use of K9 in the civilian commercial industry.    

Let me now introduce you to our Dogs


Harley is a General Purpose Patrol K9

Harley is 5 yrs old and is trained in patrol and protection


Jep is dual role, narc and protection and tracking.

Jep is our star he is a 2.5 yr old Dutch Shepherd who possess a great number of attributes, not only his endurance but also aptitude for heights and situations that one would never imagine.


Xena is a Dual purpose Narc and protection

Xena is 4 yrs old and has an astonishing drive when it comes to working, she never ever gets tired, shes a go getter in her own way who just loves to give all she has to the enjoyment of detection.