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.
Getting hired as a professional bodyguard at a top EP agency takes tremendous persistence, the right networking, and lots of hard work. Aside from having the right basic physical qualifications, you also need to be trained up across a wide range of knowledge and skills that will enable you to effectively protect a client’s safety and life.
Where you get your training, how much relevant experience you have and your ability to sell yourself will determine how easy your initial break into the elite ranks of this industry will be. Here are some of the best ways to improve your chances.