EP K9 units are most commonly used to support high-profile clients like state officials and mega celebrities. If you have prior K9 experience from military or law enforcement work, it can give you an advantage when interviewing at some agencies. Professionally trained dogs can help you in protecting both your client and their property. If you have ever wondered about how to go about training a dog to work with you as a K9 bodyguard, or how to handle trained K9s, then there are some important things you need to know before getting started.
All professional bodyguards dream of new clients knocking down their door, but that’s not usually the case. To get the best clients to work with you will need to either get hired at an established agency, or be proactive and ready to do some major preparation and hustle. Competition in the executive protection industry is fierce, but there are steps you can take to improve your ability to find great clients regularly.
Bodyguard licensing and insurance requirements vary across states. There are no federal standards or statutes pertaining to bodyguard training programs. The type of security being provided, whether or not it is armed security, the scope of security offered and specific job requirements will determine the kind of training needed.
While security companies must be registered, licensed and insured to offer bodyguards or executive protection specialists, there is no official certification for aspiring bodyguards. There are however private schools offering comprehensive training programs. So how do you choose the right one for you?