You are here:   Specialty Training
  |  Login

Specialty Training


Diabetic Detection Dog Club 

West Virginia has the highest diabetic rate on the east coast.  Mountaineer K-9 Services can now provide Diabetic Detection Dogs at one third of the cost.  This is possible through the concept of the Diabetic Detection Dog Club. Master Trainer Mike Kordusky will train you to train your own diabetic alert dog.  The going national rate to train a service dog in this capacity runs between $15.000 and $25,000 making it very difficult for the average income to afford.  It takes between a year and a year and a half to train the dog initially and then there is ongoing training to sustain the level needed to keep the dog sharp.   

Dog Cost:  $700.00 and up 

Intitial Training Cost:  $5,000.00 

Club Maintenance Membership: $200.00 a year 


Personal Protection Dogs

Mountaineer K-9 Services trains personal protection dogs.  Crime is on the rise with break-ins happening on a daily basis.  Protection dogs are a great way to deter criminals from breaking in your home.  Gun control and strict laws make it difficult to protect yourself.  Once you fire a gun you can not take a bullet back.  Protection dogs have precision obedience and you will have complete control of the dog with a command word.  The dog will alert on command, bite on command and release on command. 

 MKS is very particular about the dogs that are trained for protection work.   We typically select the dog for the family dynamic.  Not every dog is suitable for this type of work.  Protection dogs are a huge responsibilty and should not be enter into lightly or unadvisedly. 

Extensive testing will need to be done.  The prey drive, hunt drive as well as a temperament test will need to be done.  It typically takes 3 to 5 months to completely train the dog.  Your family Protection Dog will be obedience trained on and off leash, your dog will alert, bite, and release on your command.  

Evaluation: $25.00

Temperament Test:  $75.00 

Protection Training: Between $7,000.00 and $10,000.00 

Cost of the Dog:  $2,500.00 and 5,000.00  there are several breeds that are higher in price.  

Duration: 3 to 5 months 

Service Dog

Therapy, companion, behavior interruption, tethering, tracking 


Tracking Dog

Kidnapping, children getting lost or Alzheimer’s family members wandering off - a tracking dog is a valuable addition to your family and community.

Age: 2 months and up

Cost: ranges between $2,000.00 and $3,500.00 

Duration:  2 to 3 months 


Narcotics Dog

The dog will be trained to indicate 4 narcotics: Marijuana, Meth, Cocaine, and Heroin.

Cost: ranges between $2,000.00 and $3,500.00 

Duration: 2 to 3 months 


Law Enforcement K-9 Dog

  • Trained in bite work
  • Trained to indicate 4 narcotics
  • Trained in apprehension and tracking

cost: between $7,000.00 and $10,000.00 


All dogs Specialty Trained include life time of the dog In-service training and Police Certification