null

Tactical Dog Training Blog

K9 Spotlight: Todd Baseggio & Thor

K9 Spotlight: Todd Baseggio & Thor

Mar 5th 2021

Todd Baseggio & ThorFirefighter // Search & Rescue@K9__Thor"West Chicago Fire Protection District, West Chicago, IL. - Canine/Drone Team Success The District’s K9 Thor was involved in a successful search for a missing person. On 12/18/2020 at approxi … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jake Hutchinson

K9 Spotlight: Jake Hutchinson

Mar 3rd 2021

Jake Hutchinson: A Unique Beginning Jake fell into this unique roll almost on accident. In the early 90’s, he joined the Marine Corps Reserve. He planned on using the Corps to help him pay for college, with the end goal of becoming a pilot. Jake q … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kathryn Schreiner & Marsoc

K9 Spotlight: Kathryn Schreiner & Marsoc

Feb 26th 2021

Kathryn Schreiner & Marsoc Trainer // Protection & Domestic Violence Support @pawsagainstdomesticviolence_ "Paws Against Domestic Violence is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs and provides them with proper training to certify the … read more
The Trainer's Bite Suit

The Trainer's Bite Suit

Feb 24th 2021

Ray Allen Manufacturing is proud to offer a wide range of K9 bite training equipment. The Trainer's Bite Suit is a pants and jacket combo that is designed with a vest and sleeve for optimal bite targets in throughout the chest and back; with re … read more
K9 Spotlight: Cam Buford & Ragnar

K9 Spotlight: Cam Buford & Ragnar

Feb 19th 2021

Cam Buford & Ragnar Mountain Dweller // Protection @hollywoodcolt "Ragnar came to our family when he was 3 months old back in 2017. When I picked him up I loved his energy and his one blue eye. I wanted a tough dog that could be my partner w … read more
K9 Spotlight: Steve Miriani & Ace

K9 Spotlight: Steve Miriani & Ace

Feb 12th 2021

Steve Miriani & Ace Retired K9 Cop // Trainer @warrior_k9_training "One of the hardest decisions in my life occurred in 2008. Due to operational changes within my former LE agency, I faced the decision of giving up my police dog, or … read more
Quality Through Innovation: The Semi-Comp Bite Suit

Quality Through Innovation: The Semi-Comp Bite Suit

Feb 10th 2021

How It Came To Be Primal Canine’s Mike Jones has been working closely with Ray Allen Manufacturing for over two and a half years in an effort to push forward with new innovations in canine bite training. From bite sleeves to full suits, … read more
K9 Spotlight: Rob Murawski & Gracie

K9 Spotlight: Rob Murawski & Gracie

Feb 5th 2021

Rob Murawski & GraciePolice K9@K9graciegirl358"I decided early on in my career that I wanted to be a k9 handler. I observed first hand how amazing these dogs are at doing their job and how they are always successful. When interacting with the … read more
K9 Spotlight: Victor Marx

K9 Spotlight: Victor Marx

Feb 3rd 2021

Victor Marx: Turning a Painful Past Into a Positive Future Victor Marx is the president of All Things Possible, and his powerful story is as empowering as it is heartbreaking. Enduring various forms of abuse and torture since early childhood, Vi … read more
K9 Spotlight: Christian Walsh & Lunatic-Winters

K9 Spotlight: Christian Walsh & Lunatic-Winters

Jan 29th 2021

Christian Walsh & Lunatic-WintersK9 Officer "I grew up with a father that was an officer. I finally got to start my career in 2017. I decided before my career was over in law enforcement I wanted to be a K9 handler. In July 2020 I chose to … read more
K9 Spotlight: Veronica Lees & Wolfo

K9 Spotlight: Veronica Lees & Wolfo

Jan 22nd 2021

Veronica Lees & Wolfo Private Contract EOD // Patrol K9 Handler @veronicalees // @k9wolfo "I was working as a veterinary technician out in New Jersey when I first got introduced to the world of K9. I started working with an IPO traine … read more
Transitional Training: The Bite Suit Arm Sleeve

Transitional Training: The Bite Suit Arm Sleeve

Jan 20th 2021

A favorite among K9 bite trainers across the country, our Bite Suit Arm Sleeve is the perfect piece of equipment to transition young dogs onto a bite suit. Its tapered and multi-functional design simulates an actual bite suit while also providi … read more
Starting ‘Em Young: Puppy Bite Development Gear

Starting ‘Em Young: Puppy Bite Development Gear

Jan 16th 2021

When beginning canine bite training with a new puppy, nothing is as important as the gear you choose. Ray Allen Manufacturing offers four stages of puppy bite training equipment, with a final stage that makes transitioning to full bite sleeves saf … read more
K9 Spotlight: Mike Jones With Primal Canine

K9 Spotlight: Mike Jones With Primal Canine

Jan 6th 2021

Primal Canine & Ray Allen: An Innovative Partnership Primal Canine owner and Head Trainer, Mike Jones, is no stranger to setbacks. On the contrary, these setbacks are largely part of what has helped make Primal Canine what it is today: a trust … read more
8 Essential Products Every K9 Needs

8 Essential Products Every K9 Needs

Dec 29th 2020

8 essential products every K9 needs: Collar: To manage and control your dog, the basic necessities are a collar and leash. When purchasing, consider both your environment and your dog’s mission. Leash, Lead & Line: As the other half of … read more
Advanced Bite Training: Lace-Up Hidden Sleeves

Advanced Bite Training: Lace-Up Hidden Sleeves

Dec 17th 2020

Ray Allen Manufacturing is proud to carry a wide variety of bite sleeves for K9 training. When it comes to versatility for advanced K9 bite training though, nothing beats our lace-up hidden sleeves. We carry three unique variations, each with … read more
Breaking Down the Jute Intermediate Handled Sleeve

Breaking Down the Jute Intermediate Handled Sleeve

Dec 2nd 2020

Ray Allen's  Intermediate Handled Sleeve (30C) is by far our most versatile all-around bite sleeve. The 30C offers optimum comfort and safety for the decoy, and really shines when used in training both young dogs and older, more aggressive … read more
Gearing Up: How to Put a Sleeve Cover on a Hard Sleeve

Gearing Up: How to Put a Sleeve Cover on a Hard Sleeve

Nov 18th 2020

Ray Allen Manufacturing’s sleeve covers are built with the highest quality to help maintain your  hard sleeve and enhance your K9’s training. While sleeve covers are a necessity in bite training, securely fastening it to a hard sleeve fo … read more
Compression Bite Bar Sleeves for Schutzhund Trials

Compression Bite Bar Sleeves for Schutzhund Trials

Nov 4th 2020

Compression bite bar sleeves are essential in any bite training toolkit. This sleeve set is popular amongst our nation's law enforcement and police K9 training officers because they act as a constructive guide for the decoy and a satisfying challe … read more
Ultra-light Training Sleeve System - Canine Bite Work

Ultra-light Training Sleeve System - Canine Bite Work

Oct 28th 2020

Ray Allen’s Ultra-light Training Sleeve System is meant to teach full, firm, definite bites from beginner to advanced dogs. Achieving that definitive grip with unwavering pressure preps him for apprehension work, where pain compliance and a … read more
Incog Treat Pouches to Accelerate Your K9 Training

Incog Treat Pouches to Accelerate Your K9 Training

Oct 21st 2020

We’ve all run into this dilemma when training our dogs: you pull out your treats, your tug, the tennis ball, even your bite suit or trainer’s apron and your dog is down to recall and ready to listen. But the second the training equipment goes … read more
Guardian Lightweight Tracking Dog Harness

Guardian Lightweight Tracking Dog Harness

Oct 7th 2020

The  Ray Allen Manufacturing Guardian Tracking Harness is built to be pliable and lightweight, and its unique three-strap system prevents the harness from riding up or obstructing your dog’s breathing or range of motion while on a tr … read more
Nomad Dog Harness - Adapt to the Mission

Nomad Dog Harness - Adapt to the Mission

Sep 30th 2020

Ray Allen Manufacturing's Nomad Harness System is the most versatile dog harness system on the market. We’ve made it incredibly easy to have a complete set of gear for any mission, starting with one base frame for all your working dog’s needs. … read more
We Thought We Could Break This Tactical Police Dog Lead

We Thought We Could Break This Tactical Police Dog Lead

Aug 12th 2020

Ray Allen Manufacturing’s nylon police leads are trusted by K9 officers, trainers, and handlers across the country. Made with premium double-layer nylon and 1” bolt snaps at both ends for versatility and convenience, we have included D-rings … read more
Backwoods Destructive Testing: Biothane Dog Leads

Backwoods Destructive Testing: Biothane Dog Leads

Aug 1st 2020

This week, we let Ray Allen’s resident product tester Matt experiment on some of our toughest biothane, waterproof, leather-alternative leashes. But instead of controlled durability testing through research and development, we let Matt shoo … read more
Backwoods Destructive Testing: Leather Dog Leashes

Backwoods Destructive Testing: Leather Dog Leashes

Jul 22nd 2020

Ray Allen’s resident product demonstration guy and minor Youtube celebrity Matt gave some of our best leather leashes the Southern Hospitality treatment when he performed some major destructive testing to show the true integrity of our products. M … read more
How to Choose a Quality Leather Dog Leash

How to Choose a Quality Leather Dog Leash

Jul 7th 2020

What should you look for when choosing a  quality leather dog leash? What meets the standards required for police and military units? We get asked this question a lot, and we’ve made a video to show our customers the distinctive aspects o … read more
Martingale Nylon Dog Collar- Simple, No-Slip Dog Collar

Martingale Nylon Dog Collar- Simple, No-Slip Dog Collar

Jun 23rd 2020

Ray Allen Manufacturing’s Martingale Nylon Collar is arguably our best daily-wear dog collar. Simple and adjustable, the Martingale is a quick way to gain control over your dog for walks, trips to the backyard, in and out of the vet’s offi … read more
Nomad Harness Swiss Seat - Canine Rappel Harness

Nomad Harness Swiss Seat - Canine Rappel Harness

Jun 2nd 2020

Ray Allen’s Swiss Seat- also referred to as a rappel seat- is a securely crafted harness meant for various types of rigging activities, prepping your police or military K9 for zip-lining, hoisting, fast-roping, or deployment from helicopters or pl … read more
How to Choose a Heavy Leather Dog Collar

How to Choose a Heavy Leather Dog Collar

May 19th 2020

Which leather dog collar should you choose for your K9? Here is a breakdown of each type of Ray Allen made  leather collar for police and military dogs:Heavy Leather Collars Our 1 ¼ and 2-inch  Heavy Leather Collars are truly the … read more