Yasmin “Jaz” Stanze

jaz-stanze-bigTitle: Owner/ Manager/ Instructor/ Trainer

Number of years training experience: 16+ years of experience with police and military working dogs.

Quote about favorite part of the job: “This is not my job, nor is it my hobby. Canine is my passion, my way of life, and a dream come true.”


  • Twelve Years Protective Security experience
  • Advanced trained EDD/DDD Handler
  • DOS Trained WPPS PSS (Protective Security Specialist)
  • DOS Trained WPPS PSS with EDD certification
  • Called upon to assist as subject matter expert for multiple classified missions and research and development of canine nose work/ detection.
  • Assigned as VLK Canine Procurement Trainer in 2010. One of two trainers responsible for the testing and the selection of 1500+ canines per year for United States canine training companies and other foreign agencies.
  • Simultaneously executing and maintaining contracts requesting odor imprinted, class ready K9s. One of two trainers imprinting 80- 100 canines a month on odor or patrol work 2008- 2013.
  • Completed VLK Trainer’s Course December 2005
  • AWD Certifying Official 2008- 2012

Email: jaz@houstonk9academy.com

Jaz resume