Best 5 Dog Bite Suits | K9 Bite Suit Buying Guide

Best 5 Dog Bite Suits | K9 Bite Suit Buying Guide

BUYER'S GUIDE:
Dog Bite Training Suits

Our Equipment Works as Hard as Your Dog

At Ray Allen Manufacturing, we have been making bite suits for as long as dogs had a job to do.

Getting a dog to handle pressure from a fight takes skill and resilience, and not every handler is ready to push his dog into total confidence. But if you want a street-worthy dog that can do what it takes to bite harder, drive faster, and work his way to success, these bite suits shouldn't be optional for any decoy or department.

Train your K9 to work like a warrior with our choices for the best training bite suits compared below:


#1: THE SEMI-COMP

The best bite suit for teaching a dog to fight in real life. Give your decoy speed and your dog a closer grip.

$749.99 - $1,649.99

Overview

The Semi-Comp is the best suit for recreating real scenarios, with opportunities for pain compliance points throughout.

Lessen the chances of flimsy bites taken at the back or chest, or Michelin-man bulk. Run, twist, aggravate your dog and stay fully engaged, directing his bites to effective target areas on the suit.

THE SEMI-COMP Bite Suit

K9 DISCIPLINES

French ring, PSA, Mondio, apprehension, and personal protection

TRAINING LEVEL: ADVANCED

For experienced decoys and trainers, not beginners or those requiring over-the-top protection.

SPECIFICATIONS

Colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, Custom

Size: Medium, Large, X-Large

Fit: Slimmer, No Bulk
Full Suit, Pants, Jacket

Features to Consider

More target areas


Unlike many other vest and sleeve style suits on the market, the Semi-Comp vest folds nicely through the chest and shoulder area creating a nice pocket for the dog to bite. Allows for a full-on, frontal attack.-

The Semi-Comp is tailored more closely through the shoulder and armpit to help you direct the dog where you want him to engage, creating a full grip that simulates an actual attack on a non-suited person. And all buckles are hidden/sewn down so the suit won't damage your dog's teeth.

Enhanced design in the arms


The arms on the Semi-Comp are a bit longer on the bottom of the armpit area, giving great leeway that allows you to raise your arms without raising the suit body itself. Don't let the suit creeping up get in the way of redirecting the dog.

The back of the shoulder/armpit areas offers excellent biting surfaces from the bicep through the chest. We have added extra padding in the bicep, triceps, and chest area for better simulation of 'pain compliance' bite areas.

Added padding and full mobility in pants


The front of the pants has an added bib that protects your torso when you raise your arms, so you can yell, taunt, or use props without exposing your mid-drift.
The legs on the Semi-Comp are tailored for a snugger fit, eliminating unwanted bulk, but with extra padding added to absorb leg bites while running/engaging.

Reproduce a real situation

 

This is a scenario-based suit. We built it without any extra folds or bulky padding often found in other suits. It's not for the faint of heart. We've made no room for errors; we're not using it to cushion the dog's bite, we're recreating an attack scenario with more opportunities for the decoy to exert physical pressure.

First Rate Design

When designing the Semi-Comp bite suit, the Ray Allen team spent more than 8 months in development and collaboration with multiple trainers and decoys, like Primal Canine in California to get this right. It's manufactured right here in Colorado Springs, CO. Buy this suit knowing you're purchasing from a long-standing American company with a reputation for outfitting K9 officers and their handlers since 1948.

THE SEMI-COMP Bite Suit

#2: THE BERRY COMPLIANT

The best bite suit to allow the K9 to "lean in" to the bite. Control the feedback you give.

$1,399.99 - $1,449.99

Overview

With cuffed sleeves and accommodations for unburdened movement, the Berry Compliant Lite will stop the dog from dragging the decoy. Stay on your feet, take better hits, and give the dog faster feedback. And all made right here in the U.S.A, you can't go wrong!

Berry Compliant: This suit is American produced, American sourced and the entire bite suit is made in the USA.

THE BERRY COMPLIANT Bite Suit

K9 DISCIPLINES

Schutzhund IPO IGP, apprehension, and personal protection

TRAINING LEVEL: ADVANCED

Perfect for experienced trainers

SPECIFICATIONS

Color: Black

Size: Medium, Large, X-Large

Fit: Extra padding; lighter weight
Full Suit, Pants, Jacket

Features to Consider

Solid one-piece construction and innovative craftsmanship


The Berry Compliant Lite Training Suit is crafted as a one-piece-construction. No more vulnerable points where the jacket meets the pants, no more riding up, or loose material at the end of the jacket to allow for a "tug" rather than a bite.

Emphasis on trainer comfort


This suit is a lighter weight but remains extremely flexible and comfortable. This is truly an 'all-day' training suit, where the decoy can take more of a beating while suffering less impact from the hits and won't be bogged down by that "stiff suit" feeling.

Full-coverage bites


The Berry Compliant Lite will teach dogs full takedowns where it will matter most for hitting/engaging a suspect; fuller, more flexible coverage during rapid drives.

Made in America

This bite suit is American produced, American sourced and the entire bite suit is made in the USA. It was created with the first Berry Compliant suit material ever made. The Berry Amendment requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to give preference in procurement to domestically produced, manufactured, or home-grown products, most notably food, clothing, fabrics and specialty metals.

THE BERRY COMPLIANT Bite Suit

#3: THE ULTRA KIMONO TRAINING BITE SUIT

The best suit to balance protection and mobility for higher-drive K9.

$1,499.99 - $1,509.99

Overview

The Ultra Kimono and its Police Package counterpart tend to be the standard for police dog bite training, and are the most foolproof and steadfast. They’re built to last and made to use to their full potential on a daily basis. And as they break in, the movement becomes more smooth.

K9 DISCIPLINES

Use to train:
Dutch KNPV, Schutzhund and Mondioring. Can be used cross-departmentally

TRAINING LEVEL: ADVANCED

Excellent for training Dutch KNPV trained dogs- incredibly versatile suit, and a very generous bite surface for the K9 in training.

SPECIFICATIONS

Color: Red

Size: Medium, Large, X-Large (suit runs big)

Fit: Less padding; balanced protection full suit, full suit with zipper

Features to Consider

Police package without the bulk:


Special attention has been given to the armpit and upper arm areas of this suit to provide world-class protection and increase the bite surface, especially where the arm meets the chest. This suit creates good pockets without being overly “chewy” for the dog.

Confident compliance:


High-back and chest bites can be taken with confidence across the surface areas. And its unique design hides closures and gussets, preventing tooth damage to your dog, so he can continue to drive into the decoy harder without tripping up.

Easy suit up:


Busy facilities that rotate their decoys will appreciate how fast this suit comes on and off. It has quick-release closures, snaps, and a wider leg design. We make the Ultra Kimono without a zipper, and the zipper option allows you to keep your shoes on while putting the bite suit pants on or taking off. And conveniently, the whole bite suit is machine washable, so you can do daily or weekly refreshes depending on your needs.

Quality Craftsmanship

A competition, or ‘full’ training-weight suit with flexible arm and knee construction to allow for extreme range of motion to easily add pressure to the dog on each drive.


#4: THE KIMONO LITE TRAINING BITE SUIT

The best suit for a low-profile design and lower price.

$650.99 - $1,349.99

Overview

The Ultra Kimono Lite tend to be the standard for police dog bite training, and are the most foolproof and steadfast when lightweight and flexibility are a priority, but still want good protection. They’re built to last and made to use to their full potential on a daily basis. Should be used by mid to experienced decoys.

THE KIMONO LITE TRAINING BITE SUIT

K9 DISCIPLINES

Use to train:
Personal protection;
can be used cross-departmentally

TRAINING LEVEL: ADVANCED

Seasoned K9 and Sport dog trainers

SPECIFICATIONS

Color: Black

Size: Medium, Large, X-Large (suit runs big)

Fit: Less padding; balanced protection full suit

Features to Consider

Lowest-profile design; ‘sporty’

Like our Ultra Kimono bite suit, the Lite version suit is a more user-friendly design. Often used for advanced protection training, this suit folds nicely, weighs less, and eliminates bulk. This also means you’ll take a beating but have realistic response times and gears you to work the dog vs. the dog working the suit.

Versatile; semi-training weight

Can be used as a full suit or jacket-only, or double-up on protection by adding a gauntlet or hidden sleeve.

Elbow-area mobility

Continuous padding across front and shoulder areas, with less bendability in the elbows. Sleeve integrated into the chest area gives a large web under the armpit or turn and give your dog some of your body vs. just your arms.

Proven Longevity

A competition, or ‘full’ training-weight suit with flexible arm and knee construction to allow for extreme range of motion to easily add pressure to the K9 on each drive.

THE KIMONO LITE TRAINING BITE SUIT

#5: THE TRAINER'S BITE SUIT

The best suit to get a perfect feel to direct and shape a dog's bite.

$1,499.99 - $1,549.99

Overview

We worked on this suit for over 5 months in development to get a slimmer, tighter, more realistic fit for a trainer’s suit.

THE TRAINER'S BITE SUIT

K9 DISCIPLINES

Use to train:
personal protection trainers
Can be used cross-departmentally

TRAINING LEVEL: ADVANCED

Designed for experienced decoys and trainers

SPECIFICATIONS

Color: Black and Blue

Size: Medium, Large, X-Large

Fit: Less padding; balanced protection full suit

Features to Consider

High volume use


This is the premier suit to use in high-volume K9 training facilities or across units. This suit was made to get on and off quickly, multiple times a day, on multiple dogs. Tailored in the shoulder and elbow so the decoy has good use of his hands, there are no buckles or zippers, no bells and whistles, and no learning curve. You can order this suit rack-sized for your department or get custom sizing.

Better decoy security


We’ve built in stainless steel ClicLock Herm Sprenger buckles that can be easily fastened with one hand. The buckle clips securely so the decoy knows the suit won’t slip if he’s doing all outs, working younger dogs that want to tear him out of the suit, or adds security if he’s working 10-15 dogs in a row. The buckle unlocks just as easily to switch out trainers or clock out for the day.

The mobility of a tactical jacket


Out of the box this suit comes with great mobility. It has a unique vest and sleeve design, meant to mirror a tactical jacket, but with more room. As opposed to a single piece front suit, the vest and sleeve is tailored through the armpit and shoulder so the decoy can move the dog where he should be. And with a light padding structure, your body is right there in the suit so your dog is operating as if you’re in a regular piece of clothing. There’s no halfway bites into trapezoid area depending on where the dog’s grip is through the armpit across the chest, and the vest creates a natural pocket in the back for a wide biting surface.

Years of Experience in Every Design

With no extra folds or bulky padding to distract from a confident bite, this suit is made for hardcore trainers. We recommend you use with gauntlets underneath for long days of training, or use the flexibility to your advantage to work your K9.

THE TRAINER'S BITE SUIT