Krys Rackley — CEO, Founder, Instructor/Handler
AmericanK9 was founded by Krys Rackley, an elite dog trainer/handler/instructor in Crownsville, 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 you’ll ever meet 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 sugarcoat 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. 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, behaviorists, 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 and 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.
Krys Rackley has written articles and columns for Revistas Unidad K9’s, Baltimore Sun, Dog World Magazine, IACP Magazine, and many more! She’s given hundreds of presentations to industry leaders and professionals on her K9 detection training, aggression rehabilitation, obedience training, and evaluation practices, 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!