Complete K-9 LLC, a canine intervention company, is expanding their business throughout West Michigan and beyond. It is one of the first Michigan businesses designed specifically to help schools, police departments, and all types of companies and organizations.
Most recently, the company was selected by Mona Shores middle and high schools for detection services. Their dogs are also already being used by night clubs, apartment complexes, stores, and employers. Even parents are taking advantage of their services. Because of their non-threatening appearance, and the non-intrusive form of detection, their dogs can be used in virtually any application where deterrence is a goal. Unlike other methods of prevention, their dogs can detect the scent of tobacco, prescriptions drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol, and even guns, without having to even open any bags, lockers, or cars.
“Canine detection is one of the most invasive, yet non-intrusive, forms of detection that exists today,” said Kevin Kinker, Owner, Complete K-9. “Yet, despite its effectiveness, it has received little recognition in this part of the United States. We are really in a league of our own when it comes to the Midwest.”
However, as the need for more advanced school and workplace safety has continued to increase, employers, administrators, and local governments everywhere are looking for more effective safety solutions than just going on lockdown after an incident has already occurred. Many have struggled to find a solution that can pre-empt so many different types of safety as effectively as canine intervention.
“Our customers are taking real proactive control rather than being reactive,” said Kinker.
Kinker has been training dogs for 18 years. Over the last 10 years he has focused on breeding high-level German Shepherds and Police K-9 training. He breeds and trains all of the dogs himself.
“I am with them from their first breath and all the way through the training academy,” he said. “The way that they are raised plays a key role in their success as a working dog. I instill a heavy work ethic in the dogs and make work extremely rewarding for them. This work/reward method also makes it easier for new handlers to build a relationship with the dog.”
Kinker is certified with Service Dogs of America, Accredited K9 instructor for Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards. He is also a member of International Police Work Dog Association. If you are interested in hiring Complete K-9 for their canine intervention services or if you would like to purchase a dog call Kevin Kinker at: 231.578.7659.