The mission of High Drive K-9 is to provide the best education, instruction and training to K-9 Dog Teams across the world. We believe that the structure and presentation of our courses and seminars, provide a fresh, cutting edge, true reality based training approach which accurately prepares K-9 teams for deployments.
At High Drive K-9, we are proud to offer a positive learning atmosphere, treating all of our handlers and dogs with the greatest respect they deserve. We believe that by creating this type of atmosphere, both handler and dog perform and produce at a much faster rate of development. We strive to create a mutual respect between Instructors and Handlers by taking a "lead by example" approach. High Drive K-9 Instructors maintain the highest ethical values and place all of their hard work, dedication, honesty, commitment and integrity into the training.
In 2001, I was blessed with receiving my K-9 partner Titan. Throughout the years of service, Titan and I had extreme success in all that we did. Our relationship grew stronger and stronger each day we strapped on our uniform and hit the road. My tenacious and brave approach to K-9 training grew honorably as Titan and I continually pushed the standards of training higher and higher. I was continually approached by hundreds of handlers around the country, inquiring about how I built such a obedient, strong and honest relationship with him. I humbly answered , and pushed on with the training. From my experiences with Titan, I passionately believe that every dog team across the world can possess the same type of relationship and success Titan and I had. Now, as owner and head trainer of High Drive K-9, I have the opportunity to spread my knowledge, skills, tactics, experiences, honesty, and tenacious character to other handlers and agencies alike.
Thank you for visiting our website and I look forward to bringing our cutting edge seminars and courses to you.
Owner & Head Trainer
Scott Clark, Owner and Founder of High Drive K-9, served as a Police K-9 Officer for the City of Coral Springs Police Department, Broward County, Florida from January 1999 and retired May 2021. Since 2001, he was assigned to the K-9 Unit where he served as an active K-9 Handler & K-9 Head Trainer, working Three (3) Dual Purpose Canines and training numerous K-9 Teams over that span. Scott is a current National K-9 Instructor as well as a State of Florida FDLE K-9 Team Instructor and FDLE K-9 Team Evaluator. In addition, Scott was the K-9 Unit Head Trainer, Multi-Jurisdictional K-9 Head Trainer, SWAT K-9 Team Leader, Trainer and SWAT K-9 Handler, Firearms Instructor, HK MP5/MP7 Instructor, Sig Rifle Instructor, and has trained numerous K-9 Teams in South Florida and Across the Country.
Scott has a vast knowledge in Canine Behavior, Decoy Development, Bite Building, K-9 Tactics, K-9/SWAT Tactics and has countless K-9 & SWAT Deployments. Scott is a current and active writer, where numerous articles of his have been published.
Scott has extensive experience and knowledge traveling throughout Europe, testing and selecting dogs, enabling him to provide successful dogs for law enforcement throughout the country.
Police K-9 Magazine "K-9 Officer Down" - July/August 2012
Tactical Movement: Training for Success - Jan/Feb 2013
Fit for Duty: Handler and Dog - May/June 2013
K-9 Deployment with a Carbine - August 2013
Vehicle Assaults: Training from all Directions - Sept/Oct 2013
Conflicts and Issues: Preparing the Handler - March/April 2014
A Life Changing Mechanism: K-9 Bail Out Door - May/June 2014
Transitional Bite Work: Taking it from the Field to the Streets - Jan/Feb 2014
Preparing Your K-9 Team for Combat - Jan/Feb 2015
Tactically Preparing the K-9 Team for Suspect Engagement - Sept/Oct 2015
Training Legs: Game Changer – Nov/Dec. 2015
Preparing K-9 for Combat Encounters – Jan/April 2016
Training K-9 Officer Down - Nov/Dec 2016
K-9 Officer Down Complete - Jan/Feb 2017
The “Mali-Gator” Dealing with a dog that Rolls- Dec/Jan. 2018
Expert Trainers Perspective author - 2012- Current
Ron Torres has been a Police Officer for the Lauderhill Police Department, (FL.) since 1997, and a K-9 handler since 2002 and retired in 2020.. He has a total of 27 years of Law Enforcement experience and was the Senior K-9 Handler with his agency. Ron is a current State of Florida (FDLE) High Liability Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and Use of Force Instructor and served as one of his agencies in-service Instructor. In addition, he has been a K-9 Trainer in numerous K-9 Academies in South Florida and across the country and posses a high level of Decoy Skills as well as a vast knowledge of canine training. He is extremely diverse with his training and specializes in canine behaviors as it applies to canine bite building & problem solving. He Is a current Head Trainer with High Drive K-9 and has assisted in developing the program.
Jael Rivizzino, also known as “Riv” is a U.S. Army Veteran as of November 2021. She served in the U.S. Army from 2017-2021. She was stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea and Fort Knox, Kentucky. In 2017 she successfully completed the Military Working Dog Handler Course at Lackland Air Force Base and went on to work 3 dual purpose/explosive military working dogs; Baira, Kejsy and Ressler. Throughout her career she also assisted in training, advancing and decoying for numerous military and police dog teams throughout the country. She attended and certified in the following High Drive K-9 courses; Decoy Development and K-9 Bite Building Course, K-9 Team Tactical Training Course and Advanced Decoy Development Course.
After transiting from the military she began her apprenticeship at High Drive K-9, working directly under Head Trainer, Scott Clark and staff. Through this process she also achieved high honor and successful certification from the HDK9 Advanced Instructor Trainers Course. She has been one of the head trainers in numerous K-9 academies in South Carolina and posses a high level of leadership, dog handling , detection and decoying skills. Her hard work, dedication and commitment make her a valuable asset to the police and military dog world.
Guy Prosper is a retired K-9 Officer from Coral Springs Police Department. He has a career in law enforcement spanning back to 1995. From 1997 – 2000, he served as a police officer with the city of Hallandale Beach, Florida. From 2000 through to his retirement in 2018 he served the city of Coral Springs, Florida. Guy was a SWAT operator from 2003 - 2008 and became a member of the K-9 unit in 2004. He served a K-9 handler until 2012, when he was promoted to sergeant before re-entering the unit, as a K-9 sergeant, later that year. Guy was the K-9 unit supervisor from that time until his retirement in 2018.
Guy has extensive training and experience. He is a FDLE certified K-9 instructor in the state of Florida. He has an excellent working knowledge of K-9 narcotics detection, bite building, building searches and tracking. He is knowledgeable in K-9/SWAT tactics and has participated in countless K-9 deployments and SWAT operations. His training and experience makes him a valuable addition and asset to the High Drive K-9 team.