K9 Bios

K9 BIOgraphieS

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 Darby  K9 Darby is our 3 year old black lab.  She has been working since July 2017.  When not working Darby loves to run and play in the yard with the other dogs. Her favorite toys are squeaky balls. Darby is our comedian of the team. She keeps us on our toes and loves to challenge us as handlers.

Darby

K9 Darby is our 3 year old black lab.  She has been working since July 2017.  When not working Darby loves to run and play in the yard with the other dogs. Her favorite toys are squeaky balls. Darby is our comedian of the team. She keeps us on our toes and loves to challenge us as handlers.

 Beasley  K9 Beasley is our four year old Beagle girl.  She joined us late in 2016.  When she’s not working, Beasley loves to keep Bodie on his toes and will steal his toys just to make him chase her. Beasley loves to snuggle in her pile of blankets and take long naps.

Beasley

K9 Beasley is our four year old Beagle girl.  She joined us late in 2016.  When she’s not working, Beasley loves to keep Bodie on his toes and will steal his toys just to make him chase her. Beasley loves to snuggle in her pile of blankets and take long naps.

 
 Kirby  K9 Kirby is our 6 year old Labradoodle and our veteran of the team. He has been working with us since 2016 and prior to that he was working in San Diego with his trainer Karen Oler.  When not working Kirby is usually trying to get someone to play ball with him or laying on the deck catching some sun. 

Kirby

K9 Kirby is our 6 year old Labradoodle and our veteran of the team. He has been working with us since 2016 and prior to that he was working in San Diego with his trainer Karen Oler.  When not working Kirby is usually trying to get someone to play ball with him or laying on the deck catching some sun. 

 BODIE  K9 Bodie is our two year old Border Collie. He joined our team in 2018. When not working Bodie is collecting all the toys and keeping track of where the other dogs are. He is true to his breed and wants to control everything.   

BODIE

K9 Bodie is our two year old Border Collie. He joined our team in 2018. When not working Bodie is collecting all the toys and keeping track of where the other dogs are. He is true to his breed and wants to control everything.

 

Sarah Rodeheaver - Sarah has always had a passion for working with dogs and horses.  She started training when she rescued her first dog, a Doberman Pinscher named Pockets.

 

Sarah began by working at a kennel in order to learn from the owner, a very strict German woman who trusted her to train and show her dogs.  Hungry to learn, she took as many classes and seminars about dogs as she could. She began competing with her personal dog in 1988. She has experience and titled dogs in obedience, agility, rally, tracking, Schutzhund, French ring sport, and trick dog.  She’s also been a mentor-trainer for the Animal Behavior College.

 

In 1995 Sarah opened Dog Zone LLC - a dog training, day care and grooming facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 2011, Sarah started handling bed bug dogs for Bed Bug Investigations.  Since 2015, she became owner/handler/trainer for K9 Bed Bug Hunter, a scent-detection service used in hospitals, public buildings, apartments, and private residences.  She has also completed a Diabetic Alert/Medical Alert training course with Debby Kay and have trained several PTSD service dogs.

 

Sarah shares her home with her Dobermans “Bravo,” and “Fire”, along with her bed bug dogs.

 

Matt Passino - Matt is a World Detector Dog Organization certified K9 handler for K9 Bed Bug Hunter, LLC.  Matt has complete countless hours on training, handling and K9 inspections in the tri state area. Matt is a retired combat veteran with several awards and honors, most notable the Legion of Merit Medal and Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for heroism in combat. Matt is heavily involved with the veteran community volunteering countless hours helping to work with veterans advocating benefits of service dogs and doing speaking engagements.  Matt earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University. Matt currently resides in Battle Creek where he can be found enjoying friends, family and his Service Dog Valor, a German Shepherd.