Company ProfileExcel K-9 Services, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Paul Shaughnessy and now consists of a staff of working Law Enforcement K-9 Trainers. Our Training Facility and Kennel is located in Hiram, Ohio. Our Facility includes a fully heated and air conditioned indoor / outdoor kennel, Grooming Room, Classroom and lodging that includes a full kitchen and Wi-Fi. On site we have a 21 Obstacle Agility Course, Vehicles for Detection Work, Tracking and Article Search Areas, and a Shooting Range. We also have a field office located in greater Los Angeles California. Our Staff includes: four trainers, one kennel manager and several kennel and school Assistants. We are very proud of our trainers that have received national accreditation. This approach brings real world experience to every training session.
Paul is now retired from law enforcement after 16 years of service. Paul held the rank of Sergeant and was responsible for his department's K-9 unit. Paul continues to serve as the unit's trainer.
He has trained and assisted in the training of hundreds canines that are currently being used in law enforcement around the world. He has received over 3,500 hours of instruction from a variety of nationally and internationally recognized trainers of police service dogs. He also has extensive training in drug interdiction and identification and urban community policing as well as Counter-Terrorism Interdiction and Identification.
Paul received Handler and Trainer Certificates from a Nationally Accredited and Recognized K-9 Academy and has received Master Trainer Accreditation in Utility Dogs, Narcotic Detection and Explosive Detection Dogs with the North American Police Work Dog Association, the largest Police Service Dog Organization in the United States. Paul is also a member of several other state and national associations. Also, as an Evaluator for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Paul has tested and certified numerous dog teams throughout the state of Ohio. He continues to update his personal training by attending seminars and workshops throughout the country and working with nationally and internationally recognized dog trainers, veterinarians, animal behaviorist and local, state and federal law enforcement professionals.
Excel K-9 Services Inc. provides Executive Family Protection K-9 Training for select clientele. There are three separate levels of training available visit our Executive Family Protection Page for more information regarding our services.