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Maine K-9 Services specializes in working dog training and certification for search and rescue and law enforcement. Individualized training for search and rescue, narcotics, human remains detection, basic dog management, obedience or behavior problems can be scheduled to fit the owner’s need. Maine K-9 Services travels to offer training to working dog teams across the US.

Maine K-9 Services is now offering on-line courses for working dog and search and rescue dog handlers. (Click HERE for more information). These courses will give anyone the background they need to be a working dog or search and rescue dog handler.

The owner of Maine K-9 Services, Deborah Palman, retired in 2008 after 30 years service as a game warden with the Maine Warden Service, the law enforcement division of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Twenty eight of those years were as a K-9 handler and over 25 were as the K-9 administrator and trainer for the Warden Service K-9 Unit.


Deborah is a certified Master Trainer with the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA) and can offer certifications though IPWDA for cadaver detection, wilderness air scent search, evidence or article search, tracking, trailing, and water search. She is a Level II certified trainer with the United States Police Canine Association.

Deborah is also a Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) certified K-9 trainer and can offer credentialing through the MCJA if the dog handler is a MCJA certified law enforcement officer.

Maine K-9 Services is located in Amherst, Maine and has land and water available in the immediate area for training working dogs.

"Deb Palman spent a tremendous amount of time making sure every single one of our members got the most out of her training.  She is extremely knowledgeable and a gifted instructor. I can't recommend her highly enough."
spacerLieutenant John Kerwick
USPCA Region 7 President
Maine K-9 Services and Maine e-Learning are now offering online courses for police and other working dog handlers.

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Debbie and Alex

Maine K-9 Services
P.O. Box 57
Aurora, ME 04408
Cell: 207.944.1131
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