In 1992 George and Karen graduated from The Executive Protection Institute in Berryville Virginia and were certified as Personal Protection Specialists. This was a logical next step for them as they had been asked to use dogs professionally in the protection of celebrities, executives, and dignitaries. Since George had been involved in security while in the military the marriage of K-9’s and Executive Protection seemed logical. For the next 20 years, a side business for the Duets was providing protection for dignitaries, corporations, and celebrities on contracts that spanned anywhere from one day to several years in length. The Duets provided Force Protection for the US Navy with an explosives detection K-9, Narcotics and Explosives Detection for a television studio for over a decade, daily corporate security for a major US Corporation over a 5 year period, and many celebrity and dignitary security jobs over their 20-year career in the industry.