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.
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
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
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
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.