John William Grima/Head Trainer and Director
John has been training dogs in numerous profiles for the past 45 years. He
started as a young man in CKC Obedience Trials, Shutzhund and Retriever
Field Trials,earning top titles in each. In 1975 he started training dogs for
Police and Security work finally implementing a Canine Unit for the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service in Canada, where he served as a handler and trainer for 12 years.
After 25 years John retired from the Police service to pursue a dog training
business. In 1998 John became Director and Owner of Recruit Canine
Services and began training all breeds of dogs for Police, Security, Military,
Border Patrol, Search and Rescue and Blue Chip Companies worldwide.
He has trained dogs for these organizations in the profiles of General Purpose
Patrol, Explosive, Narcotics and Human Remains Detection operating in the
U.S.A, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, UK Channel Islands, Brunei and
He is Certified in these profiles with the Canadian Police Canine
Association, United States Police Canine Association and the North
American Police Work Dog Association.
John is recognized as an EXPERT WITNESS by the Ontario Court of Justice General Division and the Ontario Court of Justice Provincial Division on Dog Training, Police Dogs and Tracking.
He recently returned to Canada from a three year contract where he helped train over
300 dogs for the United States Marine Corps to locate Improvised Explosive Devices, in Iraq and Afghanistan.