One of Australia’s leading dog training consultants, Martin Dominick, has trained countless dogs and dog lovers over the past 30 years in Australia and abroad. With the tremendous success of The K9 Centre and the problem of turning away clients due to popularity , Martin created The K9 Centre to have others with the same passion help him continue his work. Martin decided to take everything he’d ever learned about the dog business, and everything great about working with dogs, and create Australia first real dog training business that encompassed all types of dog training from puppies, obedience problems & dog psychology to full working dog training. And that’s how The K9 Centre Smart Systems where born.
With Martin serving as a R.A.A.F Police Dog Handler / Trainer, and whilst still serving in The Royal Australian Air force back in 1991 his skills as an awarded dog trainer where sought by others in the dog community outside of the R.A.A.F. Martin’s career in the dog industry sky rocketed from there. Martin has certified dog training qualifications and experience in dog psychology & problem solving, Police Dog Training, Tracking, Detection Dog Training ( Explosives, Drugs etc ) search and rescue.
The K9 Centre’s Head Trainer, Martin Dominick has the following Qualifications and Awards:
- Former member of the Royal Australian Air Force ( R.A.A.F ) Police Dog Squad. His role was as a RAAF Police Dog Handler and Trainer. A role Nationally Recognised and Certified by the Australian Government.
- Recipient of the “Instructors Award” while in the R.A.A.F for attitude and dedication to his work.
- Recipient of many commendations for his work within the K9 security field both domestic and international.
- Co-founder for the first explosives license course for dog trainers to hold explosives for training.
- Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training
- Head Instructor for an overseas Presidential K9 Unit. This position entails monitoring the training assessment and ongoing certification of the K9 Unit’s Handlers, Detection dogs and V.I.P. Protection Dogs.
- Internationally Certified Micro Particle Detection Dog Trainer (SOKKS – MPTS)
- Australian Blue Card Holder
- Maritime Security Identification Card Holder – MSIC
- International Advisory Board Member for the Center for Behavioural Sciences of Canines (CSC). Martin holds an academic certification as a canine odour source detection dog trainer and assessor. The standards employed are internationally approved Military and Police Standards that are certified by the CSC.
As part of the services provided through his K9 businesses, Martin has:
- Trained and supplied for various government departments overseas. These include drug detection dogs, quarantine dogs, explosives detection dogs and general duty police dogs.
- Conducted handler courses for those departments as well and regularly conducts maintenance-training programs to ensure compliance.
- Develop front line K9 Capability for high-risk commercial properties. Both explosive detection and VIP Protection dogs are trained and supplied along with the necessary handler training and maintenance programs.
- Developed drug detection and general duties corrective services dogs for a prison system in Australia.
- Security and Explosive detection dogs for the N.S.W. State Rail Authority.
- Provided First Responder K9 Units the NSW Department of Education.
- Trained over 25 individually owned Termite Detection Dogs for members of the Pest Control and building industry in Australia and 4 dog s for Australian government departments and 2 dogs for overseas clients.
- Trained Australia’s first Termite Detection Dogs for timber power pole inspections – Country Energy now know as Essential Energy.
- Trained guard/dog teams for general patrol work.
- Trained the security protection dogs – Solomon Islands Gold Ridge Mine.
- Provide Explosives Detection Dog services for major commercial clients infrastructure sites and s for other private Australian Businesses
- Trained 1000’s of family pets over the last 30 years that were lost causes or on the verge of death row.
- Trained dogs for the disabled …Wheelchair companions and for the severely disabled.
- Supplied and or trained dogs for television starring in Home and Away, Totally Wild, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, Brisbane Extra, Today and The Morning Show
- Currently and ongoing developing an several K9 Explosives detection Teams abroad
- Trained Drug Detection Dogs for Customs Drug Detector Dog Unit.