August 8, 2020

Roman K9 Academy Announces First Iron Dog Competition

Charity Event to Benefit Working Dogs, Officers and Their Families


Roman K9 Academy announces that the first Working Iron Dog Competition will be held on June 7, 2019 at Grady’s Auto in Seekonk, Massachusetts, the event is sponsored by creator Roman K9 Academy, also sponsored by Pet Food Experts and Rumford Pet Centers, and presented by Working Dog Magazine. Iron Dog 2019 will raise funds for working dogs and canine officers killed in the line of duty and their families.

Says James Lamonte, president of Roman K9 Academy, “We created this remarkable, fun event to give handlers the opportunity to showcase all the intensive training that their dogs have completed, and I’m honored to share that with the community. At my facility, I see every day how incredible these dogs can become. It’s critical work that helps to protect our officers and military and, ultimately, us as citizens.”

The competition will feature 30 dogs whose handlers from around the US will guide them throughout an extensive course set among a field of vehicles and will test their ability to detect 2 narcotics and explosives and track individuals using scent. Trophies will be presented, and the top winners will appear in Working Dog Magazine.

Roman K9 Academy provides tactical German Shepherd training for military and law enforcement K9’s. The advance training facility specializes in environments designed to hone their ability to precisely detect narcotics, explosives and airborne chemicals, as well as to protect their handlers. Starting August 2019, Roman K9 Academy will focus its research/training on treating MWD (Military War Dogs) and Law Enforcement K9’s with PTSD in a joint partnership with Wheaton College’s Animal Science dept. and Tuft University.

Video of Event:
Video of the event can be found at this link.

We welcome all media to the event. Media will be allowed on the course to record action shots.

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Event Date
Friday, June 7, 2019


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