About K9SF

K9 Security Forces provides dog training, security, and consulting services with operations in both Minneapolis, MN and Estill Springs, TN.


Founded in 2011, K9SF operations began in the Middle Tennessee region with the intention of providing K9 security contracting for local agencies on an ad hoc basis. In 2013, the K9SF Compound was acquired in Estill Springs, TN and allowed operations to expand to include dog training services as well a physical facility for various contract operations. The K9SF Compound additionally serves as the main office and primary physical presence for K9SF. Officially licensed as a limited liability company (LLC) in 2015, K9SF continues to grow and has expanded service offerings in both Minneapolis, MN and Middle Tennessee.




1 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, MN



Dog training (in-home or on-site), contracted K9/handler teams, security consulting



K9SF Minnesota is based out of Minneapolis and serves the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Our services are available to clients within a 25 minute radius of downtown Minneapolis but we will take on customers that are outside of our service area on a case-by-case basis (for an additional fee) -- please contact us for a quote. We have partnered with Downtown Dogs to offer boarding and training just outside of downtown Minneapolis. If you prefer to train at the K9SF Minneapolis office rather than your home, please let us know!



1200 Spring Creek Rd, Estill Springs, TN



Dog training (in-home or on-site),
security consulting



K9SF Tennessee is where it all started and is home to the K9SF Compound/corporate headquarters. Our dedicated facility and compound allows us to offer greater flexibility with on-site offerings including dedicated K9 play areas and specialized training setups. We are located in Estill Springs/middle TN (about 1.5 hours from Nashville) and service the immediate area within 25 minutes of the K9SF Compound.

Our Staff

Ryan Albaugh

Chief Operations Officer/Lead Trainer

Based out of Minneapolis, MN, Ryan commands all of K9SF's global operations, coordinates the emergency response teams, serves as master trainer, and handles Rocky V, primary patrol narcotics K9.


Ryan has served in the US Marine Corps, as a civilian K9 Handler for the US Dept. of Defense and US Dept. of State in Afghanistan, as well as Chief of Police/K9 in Huntland, Tennessee.


He has been certified as Narcotics K9 Handler, Explosive K9 Handler, Patrol/Narcotics Handler, Behavior Detection Specialist, Police Officer, and Firefighter.


Jeremy Barnard

Marketing Manager

Curt Fagan

 TN Regional Operations Director

Annie Lawson

Finance Manager

Charles Taylor

Facility & Safety Manager


Middle Tennessee &
Minneapolis Minnesota


K9SF is looking for qualified trainers and handlers. If you are interested in working with us, please send your resume and qualifications to admin@k9sf.us

K9SF is looking for qualified trainers and handlers. If you are interested in working with us, please send your resume and qualifications to admin@k9sf.us