Oglala Sioux Tribe – Department of Public Safety

P.O. Box 30 Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Phone: (605) 867-5141     Fax: (605) 8675832


To: Iron Heart K9

From: Trooper Kevin Rascher

Cpl of Hwy Safety / K-9

Ref: Recent K-9 Trng / Dog

I would really like to thank you for all the great effort put forth by your company in making it possible for our department and myself to receive such a high quality K-9.   During my attendance of the K-9 training program at your facility, I received nothing but valuable training and the some of the highest quality accommodations.

I was really impressed with the extensive knowledge of the trainers on various aspects of the K-9 training process.   Their willingness to stay long hours and work weekends to resolve training issues concerning the K-9 and/or the handler was impressive and greatly appreciated.

Iron Heart also offered numerous location for training allowing myself to get out of my comfort zone and train for any scenario.   I look forward to continue training at your facility and recommending your facility to other departments interested in obtaining a police K-9.

Keep up the excellent work and again thanks for everything.


Trooper Kevin Rascher

Cpl of Hwy Safety / K-9

OST DPS Hwy Safety

Pine Ridge SD 57770

My agency recently purchased an Explosives Detection K-9 from IronHeart.  I cannot speak highly enough for the quality of dog that Matt Skogen and his staff provided.  From the first day I got my Belgian Malinois, Wojtek, I knew that Matt had taken his time in selecting a quality dog that would be best for my agency and bomb detection work.  Throughout the handler course I was provided one-on-one training and was always provided quality and challenging repetitions.  IronHeart works hard to make sure their customers leave happy and are fully trained upon the completion of one of their handler courses.  IronHeart focuses on the K-9 teams and making sure they not only pass certification but excel in the discipline in which they are trained.  Matt Skogen and his staff are very knowledgeable and spent a lot of time speaking with me about explosives, proper search methods, as well as just general dog training tips and dog care.   When I went back to my agency after completion of the Bomb K-9 handler course, other K-9 officers in the area were impressed with the quality of dog I had received from IronHeart and have often made comments such as, “I wish I had a dog like that”.  IronHeart is a top-notch training organization who I highly recommend.  You will not be disappointed with a K-9 from IronHeart.

Travis Lanning

Patrol Deputy/Explosives K-9

Sublette County Sheriff’s Office

Pinedale, WY