Luck WI
~ County: Polk


Sunshine Kennels Testimonials from Law Enforcement Officers
Hi, My name is Todd. I just wanted to take a few minutes and tell you about the experience that I had with Sunshine K-9 Training.
I am the K-9 handler a police department in Iowa. We have four full time officers and a twelve officer reserve. Our police department here never had a K-9 before so this was all very new. I started research in the Spring of 2002 and spent about six months talking to several different training facilities and trainers trying to educate myself on how to start a K-9 program, how to acquire a dog, policy writing what kind of dog would fit our needs. I was quickly becoming discouraged.
It seemed that all these companies wanted to do is move as many dogs out the door as possible and could care less about how to start a program.
One day I received the number to Sunshine K-9 Training. I called thinking here we go again, but was pleasantly surprised when I talked to Owner/ Trainer Lori Peper-Rucks. Lori made me feel at ease as soon as I started talking with her. By the end of our first conversation I had that drive back. After talking to Lori a couple more times I made arrangements to visit her facility. While at the facility I met my future partner Rambo along with several other dogs. Lori explained her training style to me and everything made complete sense. After my visit I made a commitment, and soon after that Lori was busy helping me get the program in place. She went out of her way to make the process as easy as it could be for our department, from helping me get policy and procedures in place to choosing the right dog and fund raising ideas she even got me into training within one month. I was lucky enough to get one on one training with Lori. If it hadn't been for Lori and Sunshine K-9 Training I don't think that our department would have started a K-9 program. Rambo and I have been on the road together since December 14th 2002 and have several narcotics finds, two successful tracks and Rambo managed to hold back an unruly crowd of 300-500 people while officers arrested 4 people. I would like to thank Lori and her staff for making this process as easy and enjoyable as it was. Lori we couldn't have done it without you. Thank You, Officer Todd and Rambo