we've trained and sold police canines used by local
police & various government agencies.

When it comes to starting or replacing your current police K9 training program, we understand that it is a decision that takes a great deal of consideration. We know there are many police canine facilities that say they offer only the best canines and training. At Tri-State Canine Services, we say the same thing. The difference between us and other police canine facilities is that the success of our handlers and police service dogs speaks for itself. We are a trusted police canine facility with proven results.

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police canine services

Providing police canines to municipal police departments and military/government agencies.

At Tri-State Canine Services, we are proud to say we have trained and sold canines that are and have been used today by…


Local Police Agencies


Transportation Security Administration


Federal Bureau of Investigation


U.S. Army Special Forces & Contractors

We have also supplied canines for overseas deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our canines are being used for narcotic, cadaver, explosive detection, and patrol-related services.

Police Canine Training

Agencies that wish to use our training services for their next police canines can be assured that we expose each handler to as much hands-on training as we can. 

All courses are approved through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, and any canine that attends our courses are capable of passing any national certification. All dogs are trained prior to use in our handler's course to allow everyone to learn with their new new police canine.

Our Courses

  • 3 Week Single Purpose Detection Course $3000 With Tracking
  • 5 Week Dual Purpose (Patrol & Detection) Handler's Course $5000 With Tracking
  • K9 Trainers Course (5 and 12 Weeks)
  • Custom Training to Meet Your Needs

To ensure optimal learning, our customized courses are limited to six students per class. This allows each student plenty of hands-on training with limited down time.

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Our police canine training curriculum is approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy for both single and dual-purpose police canines. We train and certify canines that are used for narcotic, cadaver, and explosive detection, patrol, tracking, evidence/article search, building and area searches.

Decoy Training

Proper decoy work is essential to having a well trained police dog that is confident in all phases. We teach the officer/s whether they are handlers or within the their departments K9 unit the basic understanding on proper decoy work. We teach not only how to work the dog but use these same skills taught and how to apply them during their monthly training.

Our police dog decoy training services started with basic concepts in the canine sport work of Schutzhund. Since then, they have evolved. Our experiences traveling to Europe and assisting in decoy work at the KNPV clubs in Holland, has allowed me to create my own combination of styles and philosophies that are the perfect match for all your decoy service needed in police work.

We work with the team/s and structure the training to teach them how to have better dogs for the road, a dog they can trust, NOT question it's capability. 

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What Clients Have to Say

Kind words from some of the various organizations Tri-State Canine Services has worked with.

  • After stumbling in the beginning with another trainer, Tri-State Canine Services did an evaluation of K9 Faith and myself, Dave was able to help us to become a great team. Tri-State Canine Service provides a very professional service. I still ask Dave for pointers, guidance, and advice as K9 Faith and I try to better ourselves as a team. I am happy to call Dave and Shelly my mentors and great friends!
    N. Rob Minter Narcotics K-9 Detective, Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky Airport Police Department
  • Tri-State K9 has supplied Weirton Police(WV) with 4 dual and 1 single purpose K9’s. These teams have been certified through OPOTA and WVPCA. The teams always pass with ease and excel in scenario based training. We will continue to use Tri-State K9 because of their excellent customer service, K9s, and training.
    Lt. Scott Cook Weirton Police Dept. WV
  • The San Juan Police Department in Puerto Rico is very satisfied with the work of Tri-State Canine Services. Our canine unit was just recently created and their assistance in training our staff has been extremely vital in properly managing our operations. He has established a feeling of brotherhood, despite our location and language barriers. His commitment to our K9 unit has gone beyond just selling good dogs.
    Sgt. A. Rosa 5-919 San Juan Police Department, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • I went to Tri-State Canine for a new Explosive/Patrol K9. I left with an awesome new partner (Kai) and new friends for life (Dave and Shelly). They take care of you like family while you are there and offer so much more than solid K9 training.
    Sgt. Matt Cousins Bristol Police Dept. Tennessee

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Thanks for your interest in Tri-State Canine Services. If you'd like some more information on our services, give us a call at 330.501.3816 or fill out the form and we'll be in touch.