Blue Line K9 Trainers

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About Us

Blue Line K9 is a veteran Law Enforcement and Military dog training company. All of our trainers are former professionals who have worked in Law Enforcement as K9 handlers. We offer over 20 years of combined experience working as Law Enforcement K9 handlers training dogs in protection, scent detection, tracking, obedience, and more. Our goal is to pass on the lessons learned from our training and experience and provide a realistic approach to training your dog. We offer basic and intermediate obedience classes, scent detection classes, tracking classes, and personal protection courses.

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Lead Trainer and Owner - Jacob Fowler

Owner and trainer, Jacob Fowler, is a U.S. Navy Veteran. He served in the Navy for over 6 years before entering law enforcement. Jacob entered a career as a Police Officer for the Ventura Police Department in southern California and quickly learned the value of a working dog. After 4 years as a patrol officer, Jacob became a Police K9 Officer where he attended the Inglis Police Dog Academy. The Inglis Police Dog Academy has over 30 years of experience training and certifying Police K9’s. After Completing the K9 Patrol Academy,Jacob worked a dual purpose K9(protection/detection) for the next 6 years assisting patrol officers, SWAT teams, Narcotic Units, County Law Enforcement Task Units, and federal agencies.

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Qualifications

California P.O.S.T. Canine Evaluator Course, November 2016 

Tactical Canine Casualty Care(TC3), April 2015

Canine Liability 360, April 2014

Canine Tactical Operations SKIDDS, February 2013

Tactical Police K9 Program: 2011 International Police K9 Conference, 40 hour course

Canine Basic Narcotic Training; Inglis Police Dog Academy, 160 hour course, September 2011

Canine Basic Patrol Dog School; Inglis Police Dog Academy, 200 hour course, September 2010

Plus over 2,500 hours of experience in training environments and hundreds of patrol and SWAT deployments.

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Trainer - Thomas Finnerty

Thomas Finnerty served in law enforcement for 23 years, with 14 years dedicated to the demanding field of K9 Explosives Detection as a Supervisor, Trainer, Instructor, and Handler. Tom was blessed with the ability to train and work with incredible K9's during his career. Throughout Tom’s career, his K9's have been a proven asset and partner to multiple Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies. Tom’s K9’s have provided high threat dignitary protection along with standard EOD services. Tom’s experience handling and training K9's was never a job, it's was his passion.

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Qualifications

As an officer for the Cal State University Police, Tom served as. K9 Supervisor, Trainer, Instructor, and Handler from 2002 to 2016. Tom was a P.O.S.T Canine Team Evaluator, Lead law enforcement Liaison / Coordinator for Explosives Detection Dogs(EDD) at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Lead EDD team member for President Ronald Reagan's funeral, and so much more.

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Tom provided EDD protection services to the United States Secret Service, U.S. State Department, FBI, D.O.D., and multiple County Sheriffs and Police Departments. Tom also spent 2 years in the private sector working K9's for a security firm providing service to the NFL, Explosive Odor Tracking K9 Team, and at Universal Studios Hollywood as a Supervisor and trainer for K9 teams.

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