Services specializes in working dog training and certification
for search and rescue and law enforcement. Individualized
training for search and rescue, narcotics, human remains
detection, basic dog management, obedience or behavior problems
can be scheduled to fit the owner’s need. Maine K-9 Services
travels to offer training to working dog teams across the US.
Maine K-9 Services is now offering on-line courses for working
dog and search and rescue dog handlers. (Click
HERE for more
information). These courses will give anyone the background they
need to be a working dog or search and rescue dog handler.
The owner of Maine K-9 Services, Deborah Palman, retired in
2008 after 30 years service as a game warden with the Maine
Warden Service, the law enforcement division of the Maine
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Twenty eight of
those years were as a K-9 handler and over 25 were as the K-9
administrator and trainer for the Warden Service K-9 Unit.
Deborah is still active in Maine volunteer search and rescue
activities, and currently is a special deputy and trainer with
the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
Deborah is a certified Master Trainer with the International
Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA) and can offer certifications
though IPWDA for cadaver detection, wilderness air scent search,
evidence or article search, tracking, trailing, and water
search. She is a Level II certified trainer with the United
States Police Canine Association.
Deborah is also a Maine
Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) certified K-9 trainer.
Maine K-9 Services is located in Amherst, Maine and has land and
water available in the immediate area for training working dogs.