Steve “Zane” Stoops

Advisory Board Member

Co-Founder & Training Director of ATA K9
Founder/Head Trainer of Zane dogs

Steve has decades of Exceptional Tactical and Detection K-9 Training and Deployment ~ Proven in the Real World

American Tactical Aggregate K-9 sets the bar for real-world tactical and detection K-9 deployment applications. The ATAK-9 team has developed innovative training techniques for handlers and their K-9 partners which have been adopted by some of the most elite tactical K-9 teams around the world. Often Imitated ~ Never Duplicated.

  • 30+ years professional K9 training experience
  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Has worked with 1000’s of dogs, including professional, competition, and pets
  • Sought after expert re behavior modification
  • Has trained dogs for and provided security for “A” list celebrities
  • Recipient of Presidential Award for exceptional K9 work
  • Internationally recognized K9 subject matter expert assisting elite military units to implement working dog programs
  • Selected and trained hundreds of working K9s for military and law enforcement and successfully placed them in the field
  • Developed many training philosophies utilized today in the working dog world
  • Implemented and provided training for numerous government K9 programs throughout the United States and Abroad
  • Security Specialist at US Embassies throughout Europe and South America
  • Qualified expert witness with the United States Federal Courts on the subject of protection dogs
  • Past publisher of two working dog magazines