Salo, Finland
+358 (0)466 000 444
info@ik9i.com

 

 

International K9 Institute Ltd

International K9 Institute Ltd is a company that specializes in training professional K9 teams and offers a wide range of working dog services, e.g., Conservation Dogs, Bed Bug Detection Dogs, and Mold Detection Dogs. International K9 Institution is the only company in Finland that offers extensively and comprehensively trained Conservation Dogs to help with nature conservation. Our services cover long courses for becoming a professional detection dog handler, shorter courses and training for professionals, semi-professionals, competitors, and dog enthusiasts, and also train your dog for basic obedience or scent detection on request.
Our training and dog handling in all situations are ethically sustainable and dog-oriented, and we always comply with the Finnish Law of Animal Welfare.

Check out our training services and Detection Dogs, and get in touch!

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Training Services

Detection Dog Handler – course

 Basics and Spesialization
Longer courses in English coming up in 2022

Short Courses

Short courses for professionals, semi-professionals and dog enthusiasts with different themes.

Private Courses

You can ask for personalized private training lessons, get help with training planning or ask for a training package, where the dog is trained tailored to your needs by top professionals.

Behavior clinic and problem solving

The Behavior Clinic helps and gives one to one training lessons to amend any problematic behavior or training issue with your dog. Consultation is suitable for dogs at any age or issue.

Working dog training

If you are looking for a trained working dog or someone to train your dog for work, read more here

Events

Here you will find all our upcoming events. 

Events on request

We organize working dog-themed seminars, webinars, workshops and lectures on request.

Media

Do you need an expert view, comment, or writing about phenomena, events, or developments in the canine industry?

Order a Conservation Dog, a Bed Bug Detection Dog, or a Mold Detection Dog to help – inspections and surveys reliably and accurately!

The International K9 Institute is the only company in Finland that offers a wide-ranging and versatile Conservation Dog reserve for your use. In addition, our services include Bed Bug and Mold Detection Dog services. All of our dogs are highly trained, reliable, and dependable, and their use in searches and surveys is very cost-effective. Our dogs are also involved in developing research methods nature conservation, in Metsähallitus  ’nature services’ EU-Life flying squirrel project, and we cooperate internationally with professionals in the field.

Using a dog is a quick way to explore the search an area safely and accurately. We operate throughout Finland but also elsewhere in Europe on request. You can order a Conservation Dog from us to search a site for flying squirrels or green shield-moss in the area or a Bed Bug Detection Dog to check for a possible bedbug infestation. If you suspect mold in your property, you can order a Mold Detection Dog via us. For each assignment, we make a clear and accurate report of the findings to the client. We act tactfully and reliably, taking the customer’s wishes into account.

Below you can find our working dogs. All of them are trained for specific target scents. (These dogs are not for sale)

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IK9I Working dogs

Taru

Belgian Shepherd, Malinois

Target odor: Flying squirrel (Pteromys volans)
Obedience: Very good
Final response to target odor: Freeze / sit & stare
Working features: Environmentally sound, high drive, good concentration and ignorant to distractions, precise and persistent worker.

Vire

German Shepherd

Target odor: Green shield-moss (Buxbaumia viridis)
Obedience: Good
Final response to target odor: Freeze & stare
Working features: Sound with terrain and weather conditions, high drive, persistent and enthusiastic worker.

Ando

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Target odor: Flying squirrel (Pteromys volans), Clouded apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne), Menetries’s Tiger Moth (Borearctia menetriesii).
Obedience: Very good
Final response to target odors: Freeze & stare
Working features: Environmentally sound, good concentration and ignorant to distractions, experienced, persistent and precise.

Rio

Dutch Shepherd

Erityisosaaminen: Flying Squirrel (Pteromys volans), Bed Bugs (Cimex Lectularius), variety of molds
Obedience: Very good
Final response to target odors: Flying squirrel : Freeze & stare, Bed Bugs: lifting the right front paw, Mold: grabbing a bringsel
Working features: Environmentally sound, high drive, good concentration and ignorant to distractions, experienced, persistent and precise.

Coming in 2021

Coming in 2021

Instructors

Tanja Karpela

Instructor

Animal trainer, Special Detection Dog trainer, and instructor. Founder of International K9 Institution Ltd.

Karita Häkkinen

Instructor

Animal trainer, Special Detection Dog trainer, and instructor. Founder of International K9 Institution Ltd.

Juha Pasanen

Co-instructor

European Union Border and Coast Guard Agency Canine Team Assessor, former K9 work teacher at the Finnish Border and Coast Guard Academy

Tero Väänänen

Co-instructor

European Union Border and Coast Guard Agency canine team instructor.

Ibolya Gáti

Co-instructor

Special Detection Dog trainer, and instructor, European Union Border and Coast Guard Agency canine team instructor.

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International K9 Institute Ltd
+358 (0) 466 000 444

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