About the company

Stronger together

The International K9 Institute was born out of the desire of two scent work pioneers to do even more and even better.

IK9I is a company that provides training and working dog services. It trains dog teams that are aiming for the profession and offers a wide range of working dog services, e.g. in the field of conservation, pest control, and explosives.

We are the only company in Finland that trains extensive and versatile Conservation Dogs to help with nature conservation.

Our company offers both training for professional scent work, as well as other dog training for professionals, semi-professionals, trainees, riders, and hobbyists.

All of our training and handling of dogs in our training is ethically sustainable and dog-oriented. We always comply with the Finnish Animal Welfare Act.

Workmanship

Pioneering work, years of experience, and continuous training.

As a result of the pioneering work, iron-strong professionalism and knowledge of the species, as well as topnotch working dogs. Our team keeps their skills up to date by constantly learning more and maintaining networks with top professionals around the world.

Confidence

Confidential customer relationships, inspections, and reporting.

All inspections are carried out in full confidence and our employees are bound by professional secrecy. If you wish, we will arrive and work without attracting attention.

Quality

High quality standards and continuous monitoring of operations.

The high quality of our services is a matter of honor for us. We want to offer only the best, so the skills of our dogs and handlers are regularly tested both internally and by an external professional.

“You can only get better by studying more and practicing more. The knowledge is made to be shared.”

Our top team

Our team consists of top professionals, each with their own area of expertise. Click on the image for more information.

Tanja KARPELA

Tanja KARPELA

Instructor, Founder of IK9I

Karita HÄKKINEN

Karita HÄKKINEN

Instructor, Founder of IK9I

Juha PASANEN

Juha PASANEN

Co-instructor

Tero Väänänen

Tero Väänänen

Co-instructor

Ibolya Gáti

Ibolya Gáti

Co-instructor

Pest 1 Oy

Pest 1 Oy

Pest Control Team

Our partner

Our top team is also backed by amazing partners who ensure our back while we focus on what we do best: training and handling working dogs.

Contact us

You can send us a message using the form below or call +358 466 000 444