Antonio “Arod” Rodriguez is the Senior Consultant at Olive Branch K9, LLC. and Co-Founder of Canine Wizard TV. 

 

 

Antonio “Arod” Rodriguez is the Senior Consultant at Olive Branch K9, LLC. and Co-Founder of Canine Wizard TV.  He also serves as a Special Operations Canine Training Advisor for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.  

Antonio is a 20-year Veteran (retired) from the United States Air Force.  He completed his career in the Air Force as a Military Working Dog (MWD) program manager for 12 military units. Some of his highlights while on active duty include Department of Defense MWD trainer, kennel master, unit trainer and special tactics member/instructor. 

After retiring in 2013, Antonio was employed by various private security firms supporting U.S. Treasury Department and U.S. State Department domestic and international security contracts.  During this period, he was assigned to the following positions: high-threat protection security specialist, emergency response team member, canine handler, kennel master, and training director. 

Following his time in the private security world, Antonio was employed by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP).  During this period, he served as unit canine trainer and supervisor of canine operations for 11 TSA Passenger Screening Canine (PSC) teams located at Colorado’s Denver International Airport. 

In 2018, Antonio left federal service to pursue other opportunities within the canine industry.  For the past 20 + years he has been instructing law enforcement, conventional military units, special operations personnel, and private security professional in the application of canine assets within the global security arena.