Built on trust, quality, and great service… is more than just a motto to AmericanK9 LLC. We strive day in and day out to provide the best customer service to each and every individual we come across. We have testimonials and references we can provide to any customer who request them. AmericanK9 is so much more than just a K9 Training company, we invite you to come tour our website and learn about the ins and outs of this very versatile group that makes AmericanK9 everything that it is.
AmericanK9 has been in the K9 Industry for 30 years of combined experience and one thing that is always evolving is the K9 Industry as a whole. The 30 years of experience makes a dynamite team, but what keeps us excelling is the continued education and knowledge that our company strives for. AmericanK9 spends over 500 hours annually at K9 Training Seminars and Workshops for continued education. AmericanK9 LLC takes great pride in providing a wide variety of training methods, unlike our competitors we do not believe in a cookie cutter method of training. We use the right tools for each individual owner/handler and canine, that is what sets us apart from our competition. We guarantee when you come to training at AmericanK9 LLC that you’ll be receiving the latest and most evolved training methods in today’s market. The dog training industry is always changing, we are always learning, allowing is to train our clients to the best of our abilities. Trust AmericanK9 LLC to show you what an amazing dog you can have and will have if you allow out team to work with you!
In 2017 AmericanK9 will be opening AmericanK9 School fro K9 Handler & Dog Trainers in Laurel, Maryland. AmericanK9 will be combining world renowned trainers and handlers from around the world for a one of a kinda School and Certification Experience. What will set this school apart from other schools is one thing, we will be flying in Senior K9 trainers from around the entire world allowing our students the opportunity to learn the trades from around the world and at a fraction of the cost. Our K9 School will be joining with several GSA Contracts as well as Contractors who will be looking to hire K9 Handlers upon Graduation. AmericanK9 LLC will be posting a page in early 2017 for enrollment. If you have questions please contact Rackley@americank9.com.
AmericanK9 LLC provides a variety of K9 Detection Services in the DMV, as well as a GSA Contractor. American K9’s Board & Train program has been home to hundreds of dogs across the United States and Europe. We have had the honor of working with non profits, celebrities, and family dog in our Board & Train Program and love the seeing our clients blow away when they come back to pick up their highly trained dogs. AmericanK9 specialized in a wide variety of behavior issues, from abused/shy dogs to aggression behaviors. Please check our training page for prices and additional information.
Krys Rackley, AmericanK9’s CEO has written articles and columns for Revistas Unidad K9’s, Baltimore Sun, Dog World Magazine, IACP Magazine and writes dog training blogs on www.facebook.com/americank9/. Krys has given hundreds of presentations to industry leaders and professionals on her K9 detection training, philosophies, and research. AmericanK9 is dedicated to continuing education to better our industry, to learn from one another, and to provide the best dog training available in today’s market. We encourage you to contact us and get to know us on a personal level, you won’t regret it… we can assure you that!
Meet The Crew
Police Instructor/K9 Handler
Law Enforcement Instructor
Law Enforcement Drill Instructor
CrossFit Training Instructor
K9 Detection Trainer/ Handler
Chemical Operations Specialist (US ARMY)
Explosives Detection Canine Handler Certification
National Odor Recognition Certified
Canine Trainer Certified
Pending Federal Police Officer (Academy)
On & Off Leash Obedience
Board & Train
AmericanK9 was founded by Krys Rackley, an elite dog trainer/handler/instructor in Laurel, Maryland. As a young child Krys was an avid dog lover and spent every second possible with her dogs and training dogs around her area. From the young age of 10 years old, it was more than apparent that Krys had a god given gift to work with animals and understand them in ways that to this day amaze some very of the most elite dog trainers around the world. To say that Krys is one of the most humble trainers and business owners that I have ever met would be an understatement. To talk to her you’ll hear one of the most well spoken, educated and confident women you would ever come across in her profession. She is real, she doesn’t sugar coat the truth, she is as raw and honest as they come. For that, she is a trusted resource and the guiding light that so many K9 Handlers and dog owners look to for direction.
Krys comes from a long line of relatives who have been in the K9 Industry long before her and she has continued the legacy. Today, Krys is widely acknowledged as one of the best bed bug detection trainers/instructors in the United States. Krys has recently been invited to study abroad and is welcoming the opportunity to travel the world in her detection research. Her natural ability to understand, connect with canines has contributed to her immense success as a professional trainer, handler, and instructor.
Krys has received continuing education with formal training with internationally known trainers, behaviorist and mentors such as Karen Pryor, Sue Sternberg, and Randy Hare. Krys Rackley received her formal education at Arizona State University where she studied Animal Behavior & Psychology.
Krys spent nearly a decade at American Pest where she developed their K9 Unit that specialized in Bed Bug Detection. Krys was honored to have done the work that she did while at American Pest and received accolades from USDA and top tier pest management firms for her canine bed bug detection work. Upon leaving American Pest in 2012 to start Kore K9 LLC, American Pest began a business partnership with Kore K9, now known as AmericanK9 and American Pest bed bug inspections are still conducted by the K9’s Krys trained while at American Pest.