Owner of ProK9, David Bessason, served as a police officer for 28 years with the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS). He quickly grew his career and became a well respected Sergeant- recognized not only in the city of Winnipeg, but across Canada as well. He began his career as a General Patrol officer, but soon was promoted to a District Detective. The later 25 years of his career were spent working in the K9 Unit, the Major Crimes Unit, and as a Det. Sgt. in the Homicide Unit.

He was one of the most successful canine handlers in WPS, and had over 300 tracking arrests with his first General Purpose dog. Some of his greatest achievements as a member of the Winnipeg Police Service, apart from apprehending criminals, was creating a specially designed in-house breeding program with the goal of providing WPS with higher caliber dogs- something they had been lacking since the K9 Unit began.

This breeding program was the first of its kind to be created and run by a municipal police service, and it allowed for the birthing and training of some of the most elite canines ever to work in law enforcement. Bessason’s program was not only essential for Winnipeg, but it allowed other law enforcement agencies across North America to increase their caliber of canines as WPS was able to provide trained dogs to these programs as well. Dave’s drive and extensive knowledge, as well as experience in canine psychology and behaviour, allowed him to have an exceptionally successful career as a police officer- and now continues his eminence as an industry leading canine trainer right here in Winnipeg.

Owned In: Manitoba

ProK9 Services:

  • Personal Dog Training
  • Board and Train Services
  • Bed Bug Parasite Detection Services
  • Explosives Detection Services
  • Malinois Breeding
  • Labrador Breeding

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