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SCENT DISCRIMINANT
TRAILING & DETECTION DOGS

TIN STAR K9 offers true hunting dogs (hounds, retrievers, pointers), trained by former law enforcement officers in a variety of disciplines for police, military and search & rescue organizations. 

 
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ABOUT US

TIN STAR K9 is owned and operated by retired law enforcement officers who have the experience and knowledge it takes to produce working dogs for police, military and search and rescue organizations.

We offer the highest quality scent discriminant trailing dogs, detection dogs and dual purpose dogs on the market.

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GROUND BREAKING TRAINING METHODS

All TIN STAR K9 dogs are hand-selected as puppies and start their training at 8 weeks old.

Taking full advantage of the crucial time in a dog's life, between 8 and 16 weeks old, the pups are started on search games and trailing and are exposed to a wide variety of environmental issues. This ensures the dogs are properly imprinted to work where they will perform and are environmentally sound. 

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SEE OUR TINSTAR K9s IN TRAINING...

View more training videos on our YouTube channel
 
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WE TRAIN WHERE YOU WORK

At TIN STAR K9 we train where you work.  While a percentage of all training is conducted in wooded, rural and minimally populated areas, the vast majority of training is conducted in heavily populated, urban areas where the bulk of deployments occur.

 
 
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MASTER TRAINERS

Our unique training program was developed over decades and was heavily influenced by the challenges encountered in real world deployments.

The TIN STAR K9 staff has over 80 years of law enforcement experience combined, with over 40 years of that being in criminal investigations and missing persons and over 30 years of police dog training & handling.

Our staff knows what it takes to be successful when deploying your dog.

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Nick Cunningham
Owner, Trainer
Retired, Sergeant of Tac Team, K9 Unit/K9 Handler/K9 Unit Trainer

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Barry Cunningham
Trainer
Retired, Detective Sergeant of Gang Unit

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Eric Person
Trainer
Senior Deputy/K9 Handler/K9 Unit Trainer

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CUSTOM DOGS FOR YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

TIN STAR K9 offers a variety of true hunting dogs such as bloodhounds, retrievers and pointers to suit your organization's needs.  

Our bloodhounds and retrievers are all scent discriminant man-trailing dogs that will far exceed the standards set by SWGDOG, NAPWDA and NPBA.

Our detection dogs are custom fit and available in a large selection of disciplines, including:

  • Narcotics detection

  • Explosives detection

  • Firearms detection

  • Electronics detection

  • Currency detection

  • Bed Bug detection

We have also trained several specialty detection dogs for private/civilian applications.

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TRAINING & SERVICES

TIN STAR K9 has both finished and better than green dogs to fit your program.

We provide basic handler training, advanced training and group seminars, as well as additional on-going training and deployment consultation at no charge with the purchase of our dogs.

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Check out our Training Videos on
Facebook & YouTube

 
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  • YouTube
 
 
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CONTACT US

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TIN STAR K9 is located
in Northern Illinois.

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