Midwest Professional Canine Services
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Tony Piatt,  Owner/Lead Trainer
Tony has been professionally training dogs since 1999. He started training his first German Shepherd in the sport of Schutzhund then transferred him over to a dual purpose police dog and sold to a local Police Department. His next German Shepherd, Rex, was imported from Holland and worked as a dual purpose police dog at the Danville Police Department, where Tony worked the streets as a Patrol/K9 Officer for 14 years. Tony certified Rex with NAPWDA and ILPWDA annually in Obedience, Tracking, Handler Protection, Area and Building Search and Narcotic Detection. K9 Rex, passed away in April of 2011.

Tony has worked with hundreds of dogs and trained with multiple professionally dog trainers from all over the United States and Europe. He continues to train with top police K9 handlers and world schutzhund competitors from all over the world.  

Tony is a Certified Pet Care Technician with the Pet Care Services Association and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. He also volunteers his time to conduct SAFER test for the Vermilion County Animal Shelter.

Tony was brought on to the East Central Illinois Police Mobile Training Unit 12 to certify Police Narcotic Dogs.  

Tony has also authored a training book, "The Comfort Zone: 5 Step Guide to Dog Training", that can be purchased at amazon.com .
About Midwest Professional Canine Services
Midwest Professional Canine Services is located in Tilton Illinois, which is approx. 30 minutes east of Champaign Illinois, on the Illinois Indiana state line.  MIDPROK9 has been training dogs for over 15 years and takes pride in training some of the best police dogs in the WORLD.  We have police dogs as far away as California.  

MIDPROK9 has experienced K9 Handler/Trainers on staff.  We believe to be able to train a police K9 handler properly, you must have the knowledge and experience of working a police K9 on the streets.  Here at MIDPROK9 our K9 Training Handler course gives the handler that knowledge.

MIDPROK9 specializes in Police Dual and Single Purpose Patrol Dogs, Personal Protection Dogs, Obedience Trained Dogs and locating quality German Shepherds.  

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Committed to achieving the highest quality training available.
Why Train with MIDPROK9?

Each K9 is personally "hand selected and tested" to meet your Dept. needs.

Trainers have real life Police K9 experience.

Students receive individual personal training.

NO large classes. 

You deal directly with the owner of MIDPROK9.

MIDPROK9 will make every attempt to work with your schedule.

All graduates receive FREE maintenance training.

MIDPROK9 is dedicated to making sure your K9 Program Succeeds!  

MIDPROK9 expects and delivers only the best training possible.