Smith Pak Working Dogs


Smith Pak Working Dogs depends on many well renowned individuals in the world to acquire and develop our breeding program. All dogs are owned by Smith Pak and are not fostered or kept at other facilities. All dogs are selectively bred, individually tested, imported canines from the best working dog lines in the world. They are prescreened and hand selected by management. This enables us to offer a higher quality working dog. Each dog is maintained in peak condition and comes with a comprehensive health record compiled by a veterinarian that includes X-rays, blood work, microchip and vaccinations.


We are at the forefront of dog training methodology using innovative techniques to develop stable, confident, productive working dogs for narcotics, explosive, cadaver and bed bug detection, security, and protection. We are constantly updating training techniques, utilizing the finest European and US consultants. Our experienced professionals utilize proven training techniques to provide top dogs for tough jobs.


At Smith Pak, we pride ourselves on quality personnel. We employ only certified professionals with the knowledge and capability to instruct according to our high training standards. Our trainers have extensive K9 training and handling experience. Smith Pak trainers specialize in the skill of pairing top-quality working dogs with student K9 handlers to ensure a strong and proficient team.

Our Certified Master K9 Trainers offer over 15 years of experience that includes Veterinary Medicine, Animal Nutrition, Physiology, and Psychology, and Kennel Mastery. All of our trainers and handlers are Certified K9 Handling teams through DLE. Along with DLE, several are certified through USPCA.

We are offering K9 Handling Courses if you have ever wanted to learn to be and Certify as a K9 Handler. We offer evaluations on your own existing dog or the ability to bond, train and use our dogs here at the kennel.

Our jobs include Days N Vegas, Movie Sets, Coachella, Stagecoach, San Diego Comic Con, Railroad Car and Environs Explosive searches, Department Stores, Children's Camps, Educational Facility Narcotic searches, private home and business searches and many more.


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Monique Smith
Certified Master K9 Trainer, Certified Explosives and Narcotics K9 Handler, DLE Certifying Official, and ASCT Instructor, Certified Patrol Tracker

Dave Smith
Certified Explosives K9 Handler and Certified Narcotics K9 Handler

Makyla Carney
Certified Explosives K9 Handler and Certified Narcotics K9 Handler

Trent Goblick
Certified Explosives K9 Handler and Certified Narcotics K9 Handler

Linda O'Brien
Certified Explosives K9 Handler and Certified Narcotics K9 Handler

Craig Bergmann
Certified Explosives K9 Handler and Certified Narcotics K9 Handler

Erin Sandwick
Certified Explosives K9 Handler

Chelsea Larick
Certified Explosives K9 Handler


We are located within the 10 acre facility of Grape House Vineyards. We can house up to 48 dogs in our kennel and training facility. We have a customized whelping room, grooming facilities, full agility and training course, tracking fields and scent detection areas.
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Front Training Area in Front of the 3.5 Acre Vineyard

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Side Training Yard

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Vineyard looking up to the training facility

The Driveway into the Facility

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Back Field and Tracking Area

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The Training Facility