Dave Blosser, Owner/Trainer

Dave Blosser has received canine certifications through many canine schools in the US and has studied under top KNPV trainers while visiting Europe. His company is certified through Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, Ohio Pharmacy (OPOTA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

He has certified his canines through Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, North American Police Work Dog Association and American Working Dog, of which he has held memberships.  

Prior to his career in police work, Dave served as a member to sport dog clubs where he trained for the European dog sport, Schutzhund.  The foundation and training he gained is what sets his experience apart from today’s typical police K-9 trainers. With the reputation gained he soon assisted many police agencies in school searches or called out to assist in locating evidence. Since 2001 he continues to oversea their monthly in-service K-9 training.

Dave has competed in Police Canine Competitions taking 1st place. He has contracted under leading US K-9 contractors where he assisted in overseeing their canines and student training. These students included handlers for NSA, Military, Special OPS, and US contractors.

At Tri-State Canine Services, Dave’s diverse experience allows K-9 handlers hands on training from one of the best in the business.  He will guide handlers and their agency on selecting the best dog, Dave will continue to assist you personally long after the sale and your training is complete.  

Tri-State Canine is known for its commitment to quality canines and their attention to detail in their training, why else would the FBI select us to provide their first narcotic detection dogs. Handlers have a long relationship after training and know they can contact us 24 hours a day if a problem should arise. If it is found a problem cannot be resolved over the phone Dave will see that additional training is covered to resolve the problem whether its dog or handler.    



2007-2015, Fowler Police Dept.
K9 Handler, Conduct police duties with canine support. Assist many outside agencies with canine support. Conduct various canine demos to the public.   

2010- Present, Weathersfield Police Dept.
K9 Handler, General Law enforcement duties with canine support. Assist many outside agencies with canine support. Conduct various canine demos to the public.  

2001- Present, Tri-State Canine Services
Owner of police canine training facility. Conduct training in law enforcement canine duties. Specialize in tracking, apprehension and detection. Provide single and dual purpose canines with supervisor and trainers course. ATF, DEA, OPOTA and Ohio Pharmacy Licensed. Trained canines and instructed handlers for FBI, NSA and overseas government contractors for narcotics, cadaver and explosive detection. Oversee and conduct monthly in-service canine training to multiple police agencies.  

1997 Search Dog and Human Recovery Instruction
1999 Cadaver Instruction
2000 UT Medical Center- Cadaver Detection Instruction
2001 Patrol and detection instruction
2002 Patrol and detection dog imprinting
2005 Law Enforcement Academy


1998- Schutzhund BH Title
2002- 1st Civilian to compete in the Muncie Police K9 Olympics.
2003- Judge Ohio Police and Fire Game K9 Section.
2003- 1st Place Narcotic Detection as a civilian in the Muncie Police K9 Olympics
2004- 2nd Place Narcotic Detection as a civilian in the Muncie Police K9 Olympics
2004- Trained 1st drug dog Erie Twp. Michigan
2005- Initiated Drug Detection Dog Program Edinboro University, Pennsylvania
2005- Train and instruct 1st Cadaver Dogs and handlers deployed overseas by US contractor.
2005- Train and provide Explosive Detection Dogs used by overseas US contractor
2005- 4th Place Explosive Detection as a civilian in the Muncie Police K9 Olympics
2006- Received US Flag flown in Mosul, Iraq (Diamondback) for our support as a K9 vendor. 
2009- Provided Explosive Detection support for President Obama visit at Vienna Airbase
2009- Trained and Instructed 1st disaster recovery dogs for San Juan City,- Puerto Rico
2010- Initiated FBI Drug Dog Program, Puerto Rico
2010- Initiated San Juan City Puerto Rico Dual Purpose K9 Program
2010- Initiated San Juan City Puerto Rico Weapons Detection Program
2010- Initiated Police Dog Program Campbell City, Ohio
2011- Provide FBI Drug Detection Dogs, Puerto Rico
2012- Initiated Explosive Detection Dog Program San Juan City, Puerto Rico
2012- Provide Explosive Detection support for Presidential visit, Vienna Airbase
2013- Initiated Police Dog Program for Bridgeport , Ohio
2013- Provide Explosive Detection Dogs for New Mexico State University
2014- Supervised and assisted in Explosive Detection support for Vienna  Airbase Air show
2014- Initiated Police Dog Program for Steubenville, Ohio
2014- Initiated Police Dog Program for Dover, Ohio
2014- Provided 1st canines for Police Dog Program for Brantford, Canada
2015- Selected as new vendor for Weirton Police Dept WV. Implemented 4 new dual dogs.
2016- K9 Judge- AWD and Vohne Liche Kennels Police K9 Olympics. Denver, Indiana

What People Have To Say

"It was a very nice article and you can be very proud of your success at the narcotics search competitions." 

-Thomas A. Swift
Probate Judge

"Congratulations on the outstanding performance by Spartacus!"

- Marc Dann
State Senator, 32nd District

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