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Welcome to Excel K-9 Services, Inc.

Excel K-9 Services provides comprehensive Law Enforcement and Civilian services from dog selections through on-going training and support..

Our staff will help you establish a highly trained K-9 unit to meet the specific needs of your department. Excel K-9 training programs will prepare you for state and national certification.

World Class Explosives Detection Services

Excel K9 creates a safe, secure environment for your family, staff and guests. Details...>

World Class Training

"Yucatan, Mexico to instruct at Police K9 Workshop"

"Netherlands Antilles 2013 Advanced K9 Training"

Netherlands Antilles 2012

Paul Shaughnessy and his training staff annually travel to the Netherlands Antilles to train 25 handlers and 30 dogs to create a highly effective professional K-9 unit. The process started with dog selection, imprinting and preceded through several months of handler and dog training. The unit consists of Patrol Dog Teams, Narcotics Detection Dog Teams, Explosive Detection Dog Teams and Search and Rescue Dog and Emergency Response Teams. These teams of professionals are ready to respond to any type of emergency on both land and seaport. On-site training is available worldwide to meet our clients needs.

World Class Results

K9 Blek - Franklin County Sheriffs Office
Over 9 Million US Currency Seized So Far!

Executive Family Protection Dogs

Excel K-9 Services Inc. provides expertly trained dogs to provide companionship and protect you or your family. Our dogs provide a peace of mind knowing that 24 hours a day seven days a week that your dog is not only part of your family, but ever vigilant watching over you and your loved ones. Learn more...

A World of Canine Training

Family Dogs and Special Companions
Excel K-9 Trainers work with family dogs in need of obedience training and behavior modification. We will visit your home to evaluate the dog's behavior. Some family dogs need a job we can assist you with that from Agility to Tracking to Therapy Dog Training. Visit the Family Dog Page for more information.

Excel K-9 prepares dogs and handlers for the Delta Society and Therapy Dogs International Testing Evaluation. Locally our dogs are working
for private individuals and Cleveland Clinic.

World Class Canines

Springer Spaniels are now included in our selection of trained canines.

German Shepherds

German Shepherd Cross

Belgian Malinois

Hear Paul Shaughnessy's latest radio interview.
Interview Part 1 | Interview Part 2

How 'Super Dogs' aid Navy SEALS

September 11th Security

Excel canines patrol Cleveland during Sept. 11th events. See the news report on

Personal Protection

Excel K-9 Services Inc. provides expertly trained dogs to protect your family.    Details . . . >

World Class Dogs

Paul Shaughnessy personally travels to Europe and
selects only the best k9 candidates from our vendorís
kennels. All dogs are tested for proper drives and
examined by our veterinarian in Europe. When new
dogs arrive at our training facility the dogs are retested
for proper drives in a variety of environments and
undergo an extensive veterinarian exam. This form of
commitment and testing guarantees thatonly the best
dogs are entered into our training program.

Our highly motivated, experienced specialists
train dogs and handlers for:

  • Narcotic Detection
  • Obedience
  • Consulting
  • Tracking
  • Building Search
  • Area Search
  • Article search
  • Agility
  • Explosive Detection
  • Aggression Control
  • Handler Protection
  • Maintenance Training
  • Advanced Training
  • Workshops
  • Behavior Modification
  • K-9 / Officer Tactics

Excel K-9 Services, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters:
6454 Winchell Rd
Hiram Township Ohio 44234

Phone: 216-214-0060

Paul J. Shaughnessy


Ohio Law Enforcement K-9 Assn.
Member and served as
Vice President in charge of training.

Dog and Handler Trainer for: