Hammond, Paul

Paul Hammond – President of VWK9

30+ years of working dog experience. 22yrs of which seen continuous canine operations in hostile environments; 8yrs directing canine programs in support of high-profile government organizations including the US Department of State and the Department of Defense in Iraq and Afghanistan

15 years of continuous canine operations in Northern Ireland deployed with the British Military Army Dog Unit, during some of the most challenging & hostile times in its history; completing many recorded operational detection tasks, against live explosive devices.

Paul completed 6yrs as a working dog adviser in support of the British Government Defense Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) and more recently worked alongside Auburn University`s Canine Research & Development Program on various US Canine Defense & Research projects.

Paul has briefed Government agencies around the world, including the EU Counter Terrorism and Working Dog Commission (representatives of 22 – countries) on Explosive K9 Detection and Body-worn Explosive K9 Detection.

In addition Paul is the President of the Cargo Screening K9 Alliance® (CSK9), Founder/Owner K9Employment.com (Handler Recruitment Agency) & Founder/Owner of the US Canine Biathlon.


Class: Operational Based Explosive Dog Training & Importance of Search Intel

This reality check class, will surely improve your explosive detection K9 program.

Paul completed a 2yr Advanced EDD study at VWK9`s Academy, in which 100+ Police, Military and Private Sector EDD dog teams were tested on an operational based training and Intel gathering exercise and the results will surprise you & reinforce why this speaker session is a must to attend. Correct operational based training and use of task intelligence is the number one factor for EDD team success during operational Tasks.