David Pappalardo Resume

David Pappalardo

201.983.3527

k9unlimited@gmail.com

As owner of K9 Unlimited, I have supplied, decoyed, and trained K9s for law enforcement, security and civilians alike.  I have also trained and certified several detection dogs, from bedbugs to explosives and have handled them as a contractor for various companies.

My hobby is competitive sport dogs and I am also the Training Director and founder of Bushido K9.  I compete in Protection Sports Association (PSA) and have been the Level 1 2012 East Coast Regional Champion and 3rd Place 2012 Level 1 PSA National Championships with my Dutch Shepherd Lando and 2nd Place PSA 2010 Regional Champion and 2nd place PSA 2 2011 Regional Champion with my GSD Car.  Several of the dogs that I have trained and or bred have went on to become PSA Regional and National Champions, as well as others placing in the top 3.

Employment

  • April 2010 – June 2010, Hired as a contractor by the Reading, PA Police Dept. K9 Unit to train handler and dog team in Explosive Detection. Provided Handlers Course, Training and Certification.
  • July 2008- 2014, Employed as an independent contractor, Bed Bug Detection Canine Handler (with canine Sparky), for several environmental companies.
  • June 2007, Founded Bushido K9/K9 Unlimited Working and Protection Sport Dog Club, President, Training Director, Head Decoy, Handler and Instructor. The club trains for PSA, DVG, SDA, IPO, KNVP, Police K9s and personal protection dogs
  • May 2006-December 2006 Employed as a Narcotic Detection Dog Handler for Civilized Detection Dogs
  • June 2005 – present, Founded K9 Unlimited LLC
  • March 2005, Employed as an independent contractor for NJ-K9 Dog Training

Canine Education and Seminars

  • November 2014, Attended 2 day Raising Puppy to Working Dog, K9 Tracking and Detection seminar instructed by Dick Staal K9 Handler and trainer for the Dutch National Police. New Orleans LA
  • September 2014, Hosted and attended 2 Day Streetworthy K9 seminar instructed by Dick van Leenen K9 Handler and Trainer the Dutch Caribbean National Police and Greg Thomas K9 handler MPD AZ, New Jersey.
  • May 2014, Attended 3 day Dutch Police K9 and Detection Seminar instructed by Hennie Bolster K9 Handler for Dutch National Police and Ruud Leus K9 Handler for Dutch National Police at Morris County Sheriffs Department, New Jersey
  • April 2014, Attended 40 hour SKIDDS / CATS Class 154, K9 Tactile Ops Course (SWAT and K9 Integration Class Instructed by Brad Smith, SDPD K9 Handler. At Abington Police Department, Pennsylvania.
  • October 2012, Attended 8HR seminar on Canine Reproductive Behavior and Physiology Instructed by Ian Dunbar, New Jersey
  • September 2012, Attended 3 day Dutch Police K9 Seminar instructed by Hennie Bolster K9 Handler for Dutch National Police at Orange County Sheriffs Department, New York
  • June 2012, Hosted and Attended 3 day Police and Working K-9 seminar Instructed by Hennie Bolster K9 Handler for Dutch National Police.
  • April 2012, Attended 40 hour SKIDDS / CATS K9 Tactile Ops Course (SWAT and K9 Integration Class) Instructed by Brad Smith, SDPD K9 Handler at Wilmington Police Department, Delaware
  • February 2012, Attended and hosted 8 hours of Waleed Malouf seminar, New Jersey.
  • September 2011, Attended and hosted 20 hours of PSA Competition Seminar with Jerry Bradshaw, New Jersey.
  • March 2010, Attended 40 hours of SKIDDS/CATS K9 Tactile Ops Course (SWAT and K9 Integration Class) instructed by Brad Smith, SDPD K9 Handler at the Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey.
  • April 2009, Attended 40 hours of SKIDDS/CATS K9 Tactile Ops Course (SWAT and K9 Integration Class) instructed by Brad Smith, SDPD K9 Handler at the NYS Homeland Security Center, New York.
  • April 2009, Assistant instructor for PSA Decoy Training and Certification Seminar, Maryland.
  • October 2008, Attended 32 hours of NTPDA Advanced Police K9 Decoy Training Seminar at Annie Arundel County Police K9 Unit, Maryland
  • May 2008, Apprehension & Explosives Detection Demonstration at the Military War Dogs Memorial Ceremony, Eisenhower Park Veteran Memorial Plaza, New York.
  • May 2008, Attended 32 hours of NTPDA High Risk Deployment and Advanced Contraband Detection Seminar at NASA Headquarters, Maryland. Only civilian and handler in attendance to certify two explosives and patrol dogs.
  • May 2008, Assistant instructor for Police K9 and PSA Training & Handling Seminar instructed by Jerry Bradshaw and Perry Parks (NJSP K9 Ret) at Absolute Canine, New Jersey .
  • April 2008, Attended North State Canine Training /Tar Heel K9 for Police K9 trainer’s course, North Carolina.
  • April 2008, Assistant instructor for PSA Decoy Training and Certification Seminar, North Carolina.
  • May 2007, Attended 32 hours of NTPDA Police K9 Decoy Training Seminar at Gram NC Police Department, K9 Unit, North Carolina.
  • May 2007, Attended PSA Trial Decoy Certification and pass all levels of certifications. Approved to decoy all trial scenarios Maryland.
  • January 2007, Attended North State/Tar Heel K9 Training Center and received K9 Decoy Certification. Trained under Jerry Bradshaw, North Carolina.
  • September 2005, Internship for Civilized Detection Dogs. Trained under owner Ronnie (Dogs) Mantone for 7 months.
  • March 2005, Attended Canine Olfactory System Seminar with Phoenix K9, instructed by D. Cdr K9 Officer Jeffrey Endean Ret., New York.
  • January 2005, Graduated from The Anthony Jerome K9 Academy in New York.
  • First in class in the Master Dog Trainer Program.

Decoy Experience

  • July 2013, Decoyed for USPCA Region 7 Police K9 Trial Montgomery, New York.
  • May 2013, PSA Trial Decoy Hosted by All Star Working Dog Club Uniondale, New York.
  • May 2013, Handler Selected Favorite Decoy, PSA Trial Uniondale, New York.
  • September 2012, Selected as a decoy for the 2012 PSA East Coast Regional Championship, Massachusetts.
  • September 2012, Decoyed for USPCA Region 7 Police K9 Trial Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
  • August 2012 PSA Trial Decoy Hosted by Bushido K9, New Jersey.
  • July 2012, PSA Trial Decoy Hosted by Mass Working Dog Club, Massachusetts.
  • April 2012 Decoyed for SKIDDS / CATS class Wilmington, Delaware.
  • April 2012, Hosted and Instructed PSA Trial Decoy Seminar and Certification.
  • Trained Dave Newman to be PSA Certified as a trial Decoy.
  • June 2011, PSA Trial Decoy hosted by Bushido K9, Club Trial, New Jersey.
  • May 2011, Trained Joe Jimenez and Evan Perlman to be PSA Certified as Trial Decoys.
  • March 2011, Trained Terry Bocai to be PSA Certified as a Trial Decoy.
  • March 2010, Decoyed for SKIDDS/CATS K9 Tactile Ops Course (SWAT and K9 Integration Class) at the Atlantic City Police Department, New Jersey.
  • June 2009, Certified as SDA (Service Dogs of America) Trial Decoy.
  • June 2009, Decoyed SDA Trial Randolph, NJ.
  • April 2009, Trained Michael McMahon to be a PSA certified trial decoy.
  • April 2009, Decoyed for SKIDDS/CATS K9 Tactile Ops Course (SWAT and K9 Integration Class) at the NYS Homeland Security Center, New York.
  • September 2008, Received Selected Decoy Award for the 2008 PSA East Coast Regional Championships, Maryland.
  • June 2008, PSA Trial Decoy hosted by Metropolitan K9, Club Trial, Maryland.
  • May 2008, Decoyed for NTPDA High Risk Deployment and Advanced Contraband Detection Seminar at NASA Headquarters, Maryland.
  • May 2008, Decoyed for Police K9 and PSA Training & Handling Seminar instructed by Jerry Bradshaw and Perry Parks (NJSP K9 Ret) at Absolute Canine, New Jersey.
  • September 2007, Selected as a decoy for the 2007 PSA East Coast Regional Championship, North Carolina.
  • September 2007, PSA Trial Decoy hosted by Tarheel K9, Club Trial, North Carolina.
  • June 2007, PSA Trial Decoy hosted by Metropolitan K9, Club Trial, Maryland.
  • May 2007, Certified as a PSA Trial Decoy.
  • April 2007, Trained with LIPD (Long Island Protection Dogs) club. Became main decoy at LIPD. Decoyed NYPD Police Service Dogs, personal protection dogs, PSA and Schutzhund competition dogs.

Memberships

  • August 2012, Member of USPCA.
  • June 2009, Member of Service Dogs of America (SDA).
  • April 2009, Member of Schutzhund USA.
  • June 2007, Approved member of the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals).
  • May 2007, Approved member of the NTPDA (National Tactical Police Dog Association).
  • March 2007, Member of Protection Sports Association (PSA).
  • February 2007, Member of DVG Schutzhund.
  • August 2005, Approved evaluator for the AKC (American Kennel Club) and CGC (Canine Good Citizen).
  • July 2005, Member of the APDT (Association of the Pet Dog Trainers).

Personal Dogs

  • Sparky, Mix Bed Bug Detection, CGC, TDI
  • Cinder, Dutch Shepherd Narcotics Detection, P1, OB1, FO, PDC, CGC
  • Car, German Shepherd Explosives Detection, Trailing, P1, OB1, FO, PDC, PSA 1, PSA2 (first Leg, 1st place), 2009 PSA1 2nd Place Regional Champion with Distinction, 2011 PSA2 2nd place East Coast Regional Competitor 2011 PSA2 National Competitor, PSA 2 (1st leg, 1st place)
  • Lando, Dutch Shepherd PH1, PCD, PSA 1, 2012 PSA1 East Coast Regional Champion & 2012 PSA1 3 place National Champion, 2013 PSA2 4 Place National Championship Competitor
  • Bas, Dutch Shepherd, Explosive Detection, OB1 S&R

Additional Information

  • 2013- Accepted into PSA Judge Apprenticeship Program
  • 2009 – 2012 Equipment tester for Hortons K9 Equipment
  • Owned first Malinois at the age of 4
  • First litter of Malinois puppies at the age of 7
  • Registered Kennel since 1994 with the American Dog Breeders Association
  • Trained in the following martial arts: Aikido, Jet Kun Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Competed and trained under Ryan and Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition Team
  • May 2004, placed 3rd place Blue Belt at the Pan American Games, Florida
  • February 2004, placed 4th place Blue Belt at the Gracie Open, Brazil
  • Participated in NRA basic pistol shooting hand gun classes