K9 Handler Resume Samples

A K9 Handler works for the law enforcement, military, and search/rescue operation team, and undertakes the crucial role of training, managing, and working alongside specially trained dogs that are used for various tasks. Roles and responsibilities typically related to the role are listed on the K9 Handler Resume as – training dogs in obedience, scent detection, search and apprehension, and other work activities. K9 Handlers work with canine partners and perform– tracking missing persons, drug and explosive detection, apprehending suspects; undertaking responsibility for the overall care, health, and well-being of the k9 partner, and taking care of grooming, feeding, and veterinary care.

This role demands the ability to work in a high-pressure situation; the ability to create a bond with the dogs, a deep understanding of canine behavior, training techniques, and first aid for dogs; physical fitness, excellent communication, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. To become a K9 Handler, individuals typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, with additional training provided through specialized K9 handling courses.

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K9 Handler Resume

Summary : As a K9 Handler, Responsible for participating in ongoing professional development to stay current on K9 handling techniques and industry best practices.

Skills : Animal Handling, Physical Fitness.

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Description :

  1. Assisted and liaised effectively with the client's security manager, law enforcement agencies, security personnel, and local partner representatives in the execution of the security protocols as agreed to and described in the specific post orders for each post.
  2. Properly trained the Explosive Detection Canine, following Company policy, each day and ensuring their safety and well-being.
  3. Adhered to all regulatory or other protocols, including the use of any required technology.
  4. Trained exercises to maintain peak performance of K9 partners and handlers.
  5. Partnered with a trained Explosive Detection Canine to conduct searches in/at assigned client sites, including corporate buildings, loading docks, delivery vehicles, open areas, and/or other situations as needed.
  6. Operated company vehicle (during on-site training), received and maintained all required certifications consistent with the prescribed Person Borne Gun Detection Course.
  7. Contributed my expertise in K9 handling to enhance security measures. 
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma


K9 Handler Resume

Summary : As a K9 Handler, Responsible for conducting regular evaluations of K9 performance and adjusting training techniques as needed.

Skills : Training Skills, Communication.

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Description :

  1. Provided supervision and training to Handlers and canines at assigned locations.
  2. Conducted and oversaw authorized representative duties related to X-ray, physical search, and explosive trace detection as needed.
  3. Performed canine training, audits, and administrative deliverables as required for assigned Canine Teams.
  4. Managed, supervised, and coordinated post assignments and schedules for canine Handlers, including vacation relief that ensured required coverage.
  5. Participated in CCSP-related training to search cargo and identify explosive threats.
  6. Performed Handler duties while commanding a trained explosive working dog.
  7. Maintained training records, maintained all job-related certifications, and required security clearances.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Diploma


K9 Handler Resume

Headline : As a K9 Handler, Responsible for maintaining and repairing K9 equipment, including harnesses, leashes, and protective gear.

Skills : Problem-Solving, Attention to Detail.

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Description :

  1. Certified with assigned canine for employment.
  2. Maintained training and utilization records, and maintained annual canine certifications.
  3. Cleared driving record for last three years and completed Safe Drivers' Instruction.
  4. Maintained company-assigned vehicles consistent with fleet management policies and procedures.
  5. Conducted searches as directed by management only with the assigned canine and only at designated sites.
  6. Assisted as directed by management, designated authorized client contacts, and law enforcement agencies.
  7. Maintained all assigned canine-related equipment.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

K9 Handler Resume

Objective : As a K9 Handler, strictly comply with and maintain as current or active all instruction, certifications, and licensing required in the jurisdiction to which they are assigned to perform the work, including those associated with the possession, use, handling, and care of firearms.

Skills : Dog Training Expertise, Animal Behavior Knowledge.

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Description :

  1. Responsible for managing regular training and imparted health maintenance care.
  2. Responsible for maintaining certification of K-9.
  3. Responsible for imparting guidance to canines.
  4. Responsible for evaluating findings of dogs and coordinating with customers.
  5. Responsible for conducting training exercises with dogs.
  6. Responsible for formulating daily reports on canine inspections.
  7. Responsible for corresponding with fellow dog handlers.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Senior K9 Handler Resume

Summary : As a Senior K9 Handler, Responsible for training and conditioning K9s in obedience, aggression control, and specialized skills such as narcotics or explosives detection.

Skills : Adaptability, Teamwork.

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Description :

  1. Responsible for deploying K9 units for various security operations, ensuring a strong visual and physical deterrent.
  2. Responsible for conducting regular health assessments, grooming, and overall care for K9 partners.
  3. Responsible for collaborating with law enforcement agencies and security teams to plan and execute K9 operations.
  4. Responsible for maintaining accurate records of training sessions, deployments, and K9 health status.
  5. Responsible for conducting public demonstrations to showcase the capabilities of K9 units and promote community awareness.
  6. Responsible for leading K9 units in patrols, searches, and apprehensions to support law enforcement and security objectives.
  7. Responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of training programs for new K9 handlers.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Junior K9 Handler Resume

Objective : As a Junior K9 Handler, obtained a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge within four to six weeks of employment, and a Security Threat Assessment (STA) Airport Badge within four to six weeks of employment.

Skills : Physical Fitness, Communicational Skills.

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Description :

  1. Adequated transportation to transport assigned Canine and Crate (inside the vehicle) to/from the assigned work location, transportation must have operational climate control.
  2. Passed the applicable Contract Testing and Certifications for the program within four to six weeks of employment, the candidate must maintain the certification requirements. 
  3. Adapted to a rapidly changing environment, carried awkward items weighing up to 100 lbs. 
  4. Required standing for long periods in all weather conditions. 
  5. Creened cargo in compliance with TSA rules and regulations.
  6. Experience in training, handling, and deploying K9 units for security and law enforcement purposes. 
  7. Maintained discipline and control over K9 partners while ensuring the safety and security of personnel and property. 
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Assistant K9 Handler Resume

Objective : As an Assistant K9 Handler coached and counseled clients on bed bug prevention, inspected premises to identify infestation sources and extent of damage, generated sales, and met monthly quotas.

Skills : Problem-Solving, Patience and Persistence.

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Description :

  1. Worked closely with their dogs to ensure they were properly trained and cared for and were responsible for maintaining their health and well-being. 
  2. Worked with other military personnel to plan and execute missions that required the use of MWDs. 
  3. Hired and managed credit officers responsible for the new commodity derivatives business in Houston.
  4. Provided technical guidance to soldiers on ammunition safety matters and other related ammunition items.
  5. Maintained accurate records for MWD certification.
  6. Served warrants, subpoenas, and civil documents, trained and handled military working dogs (MWDs) for various tasks such as explosive detection, patrol, and search and rescue missions. 
  7. Obtained a Known Traveler Number (KTN) within four to six weeks of employment.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Associate K9 Handler Resume

Objective : As an Associate K9 Handler, satisfactorily completed prescribed assessment tools used to authorize the handler to provide Armed work in a manner acceptable by Policy. Responsible for handling a patrol dog and patrolling the city streets to detect criminal activity, apprehend criminals, or locate missing persons.

Skills : Teamwork, Legal and Ethical Awareness.

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Description :

  1. Responsible for training with K9 partners in obedience training and detection work for narcotics, explosives, and firearms.
  2. Responsible for performing other duties as assigned by supervisor such as but not limited to: traffic control at accident scenes; crowd control during special events; assisted officers on various calls for service including felonies and misdemeanors.
  3. Responsible for assisting with community relations projects within the community such as school presentations about safety awareness and crime prevention techniques.
  4. Responsible for maintaining a high level of professionalism both on-duty and off-duty that reflects well upon the Department and myself while interacting with citizens, co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, elected officials, and external partners/stakeholders.
  5. Responsible for training new K9 officers in the care and handling of police dogs, including safety procedures and obedience commands.
  6. Responsible for supervising patrol operations that included tracking criminals with bloodhounds or trailing suspects using scent articles.
  7. Responsible for conducting security sweeps for explosives at public events such as concerts and sporting events.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

K9 Handler Resume

Headline : As a K9 Handler, wore all prescribed gear while on duty (Vest, duty belt, and any other associated items related to work), and passed the firearms training and department qualification for carrying on duty.

Skills : Scent Detection Skills, First Aid and Veterinary Knowledge.

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Description :

  1. Responsible for maintaining a clean kennel environment by regularly cleaning dog bedding and feeding dishes.
  2. Responsible for following up on leads from evidence collected during searches to apprehend wanted fugitives.
  3. Responsible for evaluating potential service dogs for suitability and health.
  4. Responsible for developing and implementing training programs for service dogs in accordance with client needs.
  5. Responsible for instructing clients in the proper care and handling of their service dogs.
  6. Responsible for coordinating with K-9 to conduct patrols.
  7. Responsible for carrying out inspections of vehicles and personnel.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

K9 Handler Resume

Headline : As a K9 Handler, strictly adhered to all policy and procedural requirements to perform as an armed employee, possessed, used, or carried only approved firearms.

Skills : Adaptability, Observation Skills.

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Description :

  1. Managed independently, experienced imparting care and managing with canines.
  2. Participated in CCSP-related training to search cargo and identify explosive threats.
  3. Conducted authorized representative duties related to X-ray, physical search, and explosive trace detection as needed.
  4. Performed Handler duties while commanding a trained explosive working dog.
  5. Maintained training records, maintained training records, care, and maintenance of assigned certified canines. 
  6. Maintained all job-related certifications and required security clearances.
  7. Willing to operated company vehicle (during on-site training), worked with dog to inspect premises for bed bugs.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma