Dog Trainers Qualifications

Our Head Trainer

The K9 Centre’s Head Trainer Martin Dominick has the following Qualifications and achievements:

  • Member of the Royal Australian Air Force ( R.A.A.F ) Police Dog Mustering ( Job description: Certified R.A.A.F Police Military Working Dog Handler and Trainer) . Certificate IV in Police Dog Training and Handling & Certificate IV in Kennel Management.
  • Recipient of the Instructors Award while on POLDOG Basic Course 1/87 for attitude and dedication to his work.
  • Co-founder for the first explosives license course for dog trainers to hold explosives for training.
  • Certificate IV Workplace Trainer / Assessor
  • Head Instructor for a Military Presidential K9 Unit. This position entails monitoring the training assessment and ongoing certification of the K9 Unit handlers and Detection dogs and V.I.P. Police trained dogs.
  • Internationally Certified Micro Particle Detection Dog Trainer (SOKKS)
  • MISC Card Holder
  • Academic Certification –  Certified Canine Odour Source Detection Dog Trainer. According to the Internationally  Approved  Military /Police Standards Certified by the Centre for Behavioural Sciences of Canines.
  • Diploma in Security and Risk Management
  • Licensed Security Advisor
  • Certificate III in Security Operations – Elective Units: CPPSec 3113 – Handle Dogs For Security Patrols / CPPSEC3112 – Manage Training and Well-Being Of Dogs For Security Functions
  • Co-Authored Peer Reviewed Paper – Methods in Ecology and Evolution – British Ecological Society

As part of his Dog Training and Business Career Martin has:

  • Trained, sold dogs and conducted courses for overseas Police, Military Forces and Quarantine Services and large corporate clients.
  • Developed K9 capability for Australasian Correctional Management – Drug Dog and General Purpose Dog
  • Provided Security and Explosive detection dogs for the N.S.W. State Rail Authority & the NSW Department of Education.
  • Trained 38 Termite Detection Dogs for members of the Pest Control and building industry in Australia and abroad.
  • Trained guard/dog teams for general patrol work.
  • Train dogs in the Solomon Islands for Gold Ridge Gold Mines.
  • Trained Explosives Detection Dogs for other private Australian Businesses
  • Designed courses and course content for overseas dog units catering for cultural differences and translatable efficiency.
  • Trained Explosive Detection Dogs for Presidential Security Team.
  • Trained and Supplied dogs to the Japanese Search and Rescue Association and Japanese Dog School Instructors.
  • Trained and Supplied Drug Detection Dogs and Handler Training for an International Customs Dog Unit.
  • Trained Many family pets that were lost causes and on the verge of death row.
  • Trained companion dogs for the disabled.
  • Trained dogs for television: Home and Away, Totally Wild, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, Brisbane Extra, Today and The Morning Show
  • Trained and implemented the worlds first Termite Detection Dogs for Power Poles for Australia’s Leading Electricity Company
  • Trained three teams of 8 Explosives Detection Dogs and handlers for a major international company in three different countries.
  • Trained Australia’s First Tiger Quoll Detection Dog
  • Trained Australia’s First Bee Disease Detection Dog.
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