[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3549″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Shay Maimoni – Israeli Special Tactics K9
Founder/Lead Instructor

Shay Maimoni, Israeli Defense Forces K9 Special Trainer with over 17 years of K9 operational and training experience. He started training in the Israeli Defense Forces, and Counter Terrorism K9 units. The Israeli Defense Forces, which have been in constant combat for over 60 years, train to the highest level possible with an emphasis on real-life scenario based training for fully trained well rounded dog, and knowledgeable handler. Shay is a known speaker and has trained canines, handlers and trainers all around the world. Shay pays significant attention to K9 counter terrorism, S.W.A.T. Training, Tactical Obedience, Detection Training, Patrol and Decoy Development.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3550″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Robert Ivey – Israeli Special Tactics K9
Instructor/Operations Coordinator

Robert Ivey, is a Trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol. He has held the position of K9 handler since 2009 and is currently handling his second dual purpose Police Service K9. In 2013 he was appointed the South East region as K9 instructor for the Florida Highway Patrol. He is a State of Florida FDLE certified K9, firearms, defensive tactics, and first aid/CPR instructor, as well as simunitions and taser instructor. He believes in forward thinking training and that K9 training is not just about training the dog but training the K9 team as a whole.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3996″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Jim Wheeler – Israeli Special Tactics K9
EDD Handler

Jim Wheeler, has over 20 plus years in the Law Enforcement field, 18 of which were handling K9’s. His accomplishments through coursework along with Law Enforcement has given him the knowledge he has with how to successfully perform detection with his K9.  Jim, one of the best K9 handlers, is an expert at reading his dog. Jim is our Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) Handler, his K9 is trained to recognize explosive materials.

Some of Jim’s major accomplishments over the years are:

Certification Dog Trainer from Penn Foster in 2010, K-9 Handler of First Tactical Team in 2009, Narcotics Canine Detection School in 2005, First Canine Team Accepted into SWAT Team 1996 , Canine Decoy School 1984.


Jim and his K9, Boz, are available for hire. Please visit our Private Detection page for more information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]