Training and Career Opportunities with AKD
I want to be a Dog handler - What the job involves
As a working dog handler, you would be teamed with a specially trained dog. You would be responsible for the K9's welfare and control. Whether a Police Officer, Soldier, Customs Officer or a dog handler as part of a Private Security organisation, we at AKD train them all. If you are keen to work with animals, are highly motivated, industrious and hardworking, this could be just what you are looking for.
To be a successful dog handler you will need patience and confidence as well as being comfortable working independently with your dog. You also need to be able to judge situations accurately, have keen observation skills and react instantly to any given situation. You will also need:
experience of caring for dogs and have an affinity with them
to be physically fit and strong
to be patient and self-confident
the ability to work a dog efficiently with minimum supervision
a stable home life – in some positions your dog will live in your own home
to be responsible, alert and observant
Come for a Tryout
AKD offer those who wish to come along and work with our expert team of handlers and dogs the chance of a tryout.
You will be able to experience the day in the life of a K9 handler and hopefully opt into our AKD training program and start your journey as a K9 handler.
Get in Touch Now
If you are interested in a career as a K9 handler then give Gavin Hepworth a call and arrange a tryout with us.
Call +44 (0)7975818427 or E-mail:
If you are already qualified and want to work with us. Call us to arrange an interview. Send your CV and copies of your qualification to .