Providing K-9 Security to affluent clients for over 36 years
Harrison K-9 Security Services LLC is the undisputed premier K-9 training facility for the European German Shepherd. They have been in the business of placing personal protection trained K-9s in the homes of famous entertainers, prominent sports figures, high profile politicians, powerful business executives, and individuals just concerned about their families safety for more than thirty years. Located in Aiken, South Carolina on a twenty-five acre facility and owned by Harrison Prather who is known in the business as simply "Harrison", Harrison K-9 is dedicated to and specializes in the importing training and selling of the European German Shepherd. One of the secrets that sets Harrison K-9 Security Services apart from the many different companies out there is their interesting approach to training these fascinating animals.
Harrison tells us "Anyone can put up a couple of "Rabbit-Run" style dog kennels, take a few pictures of dogs training and stick them up on the internet calling themselves personal protection trainers, but how many people have done this for thirty-six years with a multi-million dollar facility and selling close to one-hundred European German Shepherds a year? Many companies do this on a smaller scale because they cannot afford the better bloodlines nor can they afford more than a few Imported German Shepherds at a time. They use less qualified breeds such as the Belgium Malinois, Doberman or Rottweiler. Everyone knows the European German Shepherd is the universal breed for family security, at least anyone with any experience in placing dogs in family homes for any period of time." Harrison Prather tells us "They can try other breeds, but the European German Shepherd is the Gold Standard and undisputed real-deal tried and true companion working dog."
Harrison K-9 imports some of the finest bloodlines from Europe. These outstandingly bred K-9s are hand-picked by Harrison Prather for their pedigree, intelligence and temperament. They have completed their foundation training in Europe and proven to be proficient on the field of Schutzhund, the standard by which working dogs are judged internationally. While these dogs are being campaigned in Europe they are also being exposed to the family and extended family environments. Once these remarkable K-9s are evaluated they go into a training program at Harrison K-9 each dog getting special treatment with its handler. Harrison K-9's staff is composed almost entirely of female trainers and handlers and provides a unique approach to the training of its personal protection dogs. Their philosophy of it should not take a Police/Military handler to control or train a Personal Protection dog is just one of the practices that sets them apart from the rest. This assures their clients and their families that the dogs are gentle and easy to control; they do not require strong hands to listen and get the job done right especially since it is women and children that are often most in need of a protection dog and usually the least able to handle one. Each dog is also exposed to the personal families of the trainers at Harrison K-9 living one on one with the family and friends of everyone on staff and being exposed to " American" family culture so not to be shocked or surprised by the average family 's lifestyle when they are placed in new homes. This is training and conditioning you cannot find on a Schutzhund field in a Police trial or from a dog imported and sold directly to you without the benefit of evaluation and training here in America.
A Harrison K-9 can also be your first line of defense against home invasion or car-jacking. If you live in a secure environment surrounded by high-tech surveillance equipment and maybe even a direct connection to law enforcement you are probably aware that equipment malfunction and intentional breach is always a real possibility. Even if you have back-up systems in place to cover potential problems your system only protects you to the extent of its range. You are vulnerable as soon as you leave the premises. A Harrison K-9 trained in personal and property protection easily overcomes the limitations of an alarm and/or surveillance set-up. Not only can one of these K-9s intelligently and actively protect you and your property he can also travel with you wherever you go constantly offering reliable and trustworthy protection for you and your entire family.
In multiple studies and interviews conducted among convicted sexual assault robbery and burglary felons they were asked what security measures taken by homeowners were most effective at deterring their criminal intentions. Consistently at the top of the list were security dogs. When asked why criminals listed these reasons:
- Canine hearing abilities pick-up suspicious sounds earlier than alarm systems
- Canine barking alerts homeowners and neighbors too quickly
- Criminals fear being attacked by a dog
- Disarming a dog is more risky than disabling a alarm system
Most of these criminals admitted to completely bypassing a property as a potential target if there was any sign that a trained watch dog or protection dog was present. A trained K-9 might not be the first security measure that comes to mind for most people but our clients have found that this is a highly effective choice and one which presents benefits far beyond alarm systems monitored surveillance or personal body guards. Don't settle for second or third rate K-9 security if you let price be your guide it may end up being the highest price you ever pay. Go with the best of the best a fully trained European German Shepherd from Harrison K-9.
For more information on how you can obtain a Personal Protection dog from Harrison K-9 Security Services call them at 803.649.5936 or visit the website at www.harrisonk9.com. Ask to speak with Harrison Prather or one of his trained staff for assistance.
Credentials & Achievements
Robb Report and Robb Report Collection for over 27 years as Robb Report's longest running advertiser.
- Robb Report Collection Magazine, October 2010
- New York Times, Cover Feature , June 2011
- Forbes Life Magazine, Holiday Feature Article
- Fortune Magazine
- Cigar Aficionado Magazine
- Desert Living Magazine
- Haute Living (Los Angeles)
- Millionaire Magazine
- Billionaire 500 Magazine
- New York Resident Magazine
- Fobes Life Magazine Dec. 2007 Issue
- Moves Magazine
- Soldier of Fortune Magazine
- American Survival Guide Magazine
- S.W.A.T. Magazine
- ABC's Good Morning America
- ABC's NightLine
- Discovery Channel
- Travel Channel
- E entertainment
- Style Channel
- Fox News Channel
- PBS Channel/American Business Review