Here at WWPro executive protection agency and services we do work on occasion with K9 dogs as members of our team. The term K9 comes from the K-9 Corps of World War II, being a clever shorthand for “canine” and the Army’s War Dog Program.
K9’s enjoy a mythic status in our culture, with movies celebrating their prowess in bringing bad guys to heel and saving the bacon reputation of their human law officer or military partners. There are now very good scenting breeds of dogs being trained to sniff out coronavirus.
Our use of K9’s is an Additional Service that we offer, and if we feel that the presence of a highly trained dog as part of your executive protection detail then we will recommend it right away.
Essentially, dogs are used for protection in three ways. The first is detection or the ability to smell explosives or accelerants or to detect odd behavior or scents in humans up to a certain distance. The second is prevention in the dog is responsively trained to attack individuals on command toward disabling them and bringing them to the ground. There are few things more fearsome than an attack dog coming toward you, jaws agape and snarling. The third way K9 dogs are used in executive protection is perimeter defense, wherein the dog patrols a given area’s edge. Most often the dog is used to patrol from the base of the principle’s dwelling or structure moving outward as opposed to patrolling an exterior fence facing inward. This method has proven to shorten the distance between dog and intruder, and the response time is shorter. And the fourth way our K9s are used for searching out potential intruders.