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Arnold Apel

    Arnold Apel

    • Training Director
    Arnold’s love of dog training developed at a very young age. He was involved in the training process of a number of family protection dogs and played the roles of child handler for basic obedience training, as well as, the lost child for track training. He got to pet and play with dogs all the time and have thrilling games of hide and seek with them. A childhood dream became a reality when he was selected to be a Military Working Dog Handler during his military career as a United States Marine. Throughout which time, Arnold developed a deeper understanding and appreciation of the capabilities an effective dog team has in a number of diverse situations and scenarios. While dog training has become more than a childhood game, it has remained just as fun and thrilling. He eagerly looks forward to sharing his experience and furthering his training career at K9 Basics Dog Training.
    • Patrolled multiple installations to deter crime, provide public assistance, and improve community relations
    • Participated in over 50 demonstrations of MWD operations and capabilities
    • Conducted explosive sweeps and searches with MWD in various locations in support of base operations as well as the protection of numerous VIPs
    • Military Working Dog School (341st Training Squadron, Lackland AFB)
    • Certified on Dual Purpose Dog, Patrol and Explosive Detection (PEDD)
    • Certified on Drug Detector Dog (DDD)