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K9 Spotlight: Emilia and Thor

K9 Spotlight: Emilia and Thor

Nov 25th 2022

Emilia and Thor Child with H.I. // Alert Service Dog @project.emilia "Hi, my name is Emilia, and I am 2 years old. I was born with a rare disease known as Hyperinsulinism (H.I.). My Dad was active Military at my birth in the USMC and we w … read more
K9 Spotlight: K9 Vision System with Tatiana Pereira

K9 Spotlight: K9 Vision System with Tatiana Pereira

Nov 16th 2022

We always love attending the HITS K9 Seminar because we get a chance to see demonstrations of innovative K9 gear. One of the advanced pieces of equipment we got to check out at the 2022 Seminar is the K9 Vision System. K9 Vision System pioneered t … read more
K9 Spotlight: Carlos Ramirez of CRK9 Dog Training

K9 Spotlight: Carlos Ramirez of CRK9 Dog Training

Nov 9th 2022

We love getting the opportunity to sit down with professional dog trainers to get their take on industry insights, learn more about their careers in the field, and find out what they love about Ray Allen dog gear! In this edition of the K … read more
K9 Spotlight: Beth Roberts and K9 Dane

K9 Spotlight: Beth Roberts and K9 Dane

Nov 4th 2022

Beth Roberts and K9 Dane K9 Handler // Dual Purpose K9 @jcpd_k9_dane "I was partnered with K9 Dane in 2016 after my first dog had to medically retire early. I vividly remember the day my Sergeant at the time went to the K9 school to lo … read more
Dog Treat Pouches: An Overview & Comparison

Dog Treat Pouches: An Overview & Comparison

Oct 26th 2022

Hands down, among all of the training tools you can use, a dog treat pouch is one of the most valuable and highly recommended by professionals. Whether teaching the basics or developing advanced skills, how you time the delivery of training tre … read more
K9 Spotlight: Lawrence Ervin and K9 Aurnia

K9 Spotlight: Lawrence Ervin and K9 Aurnia

Oct 21st 2022

Lawrence Ervin and K9 Aurnia Flight Paramedic & Handler // SAR K9 "Aurnia and I met when she was a young, 3 month old pup. I had never had a Malinois companion and to be honest I didn’t know what the breed was all about. I researched … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jay Nix of K9s United

K9 Spotlight: Jay Nix of K9s United

Oct 13th 2022

K9s United is a non-profit organization that supports law enforcement K9 units by providing dog equipment and hosting K9 training sessions across the country. On top of their no-cost K9 training sessions, K9s United provides law enforcement depart … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jordan Potts and Pablo

K9 Spotlight: Jordan Potts and Pablo

Oct 7th 2022

Jordan Potts and Pablo CCSF K9 Handler // Private Sector K9@PottsJD "K-9 Pablo is a high energy Belgian Malinois + German Shepherd mix, imported from Slovakia. He’s a private sector K-9 that clocks countless hours, screening Air Cargo fo … read more
K9 Spotlight: Chris Burns From C&G Holsters

K9 Spotlight: Chris Burns From C&G Holsters

Oct 5th 2022

Many K9 handlers use E-Collars during K9 training, hunting, obedience training, or real-world fieldwork. For ultimate convenience and a hands on approach to training, you'll also need a transmitter holster. We sat down with Chris Burns, t … read more
K9 Spotlight: Naturich's K9 Finest Daily Supplement

K9 Spotlight: Naturich's K9 Finest Daily Supplement

Sep 28th 2022

When it comes to working dogs, nutrition and wellness are top priorities. No matter the age or health of the dog, they may need an extra boost to perform at their best. Adding a nutrient-rich dietary supplement into their daily meals can be t … read more
K9 Spotlight: McKenzie Diaz and Diesel

K9 Spotlight: McKenzie Diaz and Diesel

Sep 23rd 2022

McKenzie Diaz and Diesel K9 Handler // Hospital Security K9 "K9 Diesel and I have been paired together as a team since November 2021. He is a 2 year old German Shepherd and was born in Kentucky. We are part of new K9 program for our loca … read more
K9 Spotlight: Mark Hines of KONG™ Dog Toys

K9 Spotlight: Mark Hines of KONG™ Dog Toys

Sep 21st 2022

We were fortunate enough to sit down and interview Mark Hines, the Lead Behavior Training Specialist of KONG™, the makers of premier dog training toys. Mark talked to us about the history of KONG™ dog toys, his experience … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jacque Bonéy of Allegiance Canine

K9 Spotlight: Jacque Bonéy of Allegiance Canine

Sep 14th 2022

We sat down with Jacque Bonéy, K9 trainer and owner of Allegiance Canine, to learn more about his favorite Ray Allen dog gear, his experience as a dog trainer, his company, and some advice to new handlers and K9 trainers in the industry. Watc … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kristen Berry and Pilot (Part 2 of 2)

K9 Spotlight: Kristen Berry and Pilot (Part 2 of 2)

Sep 9th 2022

Kristen Berry and Pilot Dog Trainer & Handler // Medical Service Dog https://pbdogtraining.com/ "As Pilot's trainer and handler, I set to work immediately laying his foundation for obedience. Since I already have a high level of stamina a … read more
Ray Allen "Stuff-It" Fire Hose Tugs

Ray Allen "Stuff-It" Fire Hose Tugs

Sep 7th 2022

Regardless of the breed or age, K9 handlers know that their dogs need plenty of rewards and interactive toys to stay both mentally and physically active and engaged. And if an owner can find a durable reward that can also serve as a trai … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kristen Berry and Benji (Part 1 of 2)

K9 Spotlight: Kristen Berry and Benji (Part 1 of 2)

Sep 2nd 2022

Kristen Berry and Benji Dog Trainer // Working Dog https://pbdogtraining.com/ "It happens for many mothers. We lose our way on the path of life when our children grow up and leave the house. I'd lost my way alright, and it felt like a hap … read more
Ray Allen Tug Dangler: K9 Reward Holder

Ray Allen Tug Dangler: K9 Reward Holder

Aug 31st 2022

Time is of the essence when you’re a K9 handler, and every movement you make needs to have a purpose. Wasting any time fumbling for a piece of K9 gear could mean you’re putting yourself or your working dog in danger. The Ray Allen Tug Dangler is o … read more
K9 Spotlight: Andy Weiman on HITS K9 Seminar

K9 Spotlight: Andy Weiman on HITS K9 Seminar

Aug 24th 2022

If you’re a professional K9 handler, you’ve likely heard of the annual HITS K9 Seminar. Heck, you may have even attended it a few times. Our team at Ray Allen was lucky enough to sit down with one of the founders of HITS, Andy Weiman, to … read more
K9 Spotlight: Chris Page and Rochus

K9 Spotlight: Chris Page and Rochus

Aug 19th 2022

Chris Page and Rochus K9 Handler // Police K9 "Rochus is from Slovakia, originally, but acquired to join our K9 unit. We completed our training together in Georgia, back in 2018. We have been working together for the past four and half year … read more
Ray Allen Clear Plastic Dog Muzzle

Ray Allen Clear Plastic Dog Muzzle

Aug 17th 2022

Our design team at Ray Allen is always listening to customers’ suggestions regarding products they’d like to see in our store. To our surprise, many dog trainers have asked for a clear dog muzzle. Well, here it is. We’re introducing one of the n … read more
KONG H2O4K9 Insulated Dog Water Bottle & Travel Bowl

KONG H2O4K9 Insulated Dog Water Bottle & Travel Bowl

Aug 10th 2022

Most veterinarians agree that dogs should drink about one ounce of water for every pound they weigh each day. Of course, this amount varies depending on the weather conditions and the types of activities you’re doing. To be on the safe side, dog … read more
K9 Spotlight: Travis Hall of Second Chance K9

K9 Spotlight: Travis Hall of Second Chance K9

Aug 3rd 2022

Countless charities aim to give shelter dogs a new home, and hundreds more work to improve the lives of military veterans. We recently sat down with Travis Hall, founder and head trainer of Second Chance K9, to learn more about how his team hel … read more
K9 Spotlight: Luke Bigelow and RAZ

K9 Spotlight: Luke Bigelow and RAZ

Jul 29th 2022

Luke Bigelow and RAZ Retired Police Sergeant // Retired K9 Bomb Dog "Your product, the Blue KONGwas my best friend “RAZ’s” favorite reward. RAZ was a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, a retired L.E. K-9 Bomb Dog, and I was his part … read more
K9 Spotlight: Ayla Mollen and Varlo

K9 Spotlight: Ayla Mollen and Varlo

Jul 15th 2022

Ayla Mollen & Varlo Veterinary Student / Working Dog"My interest in working dogs started last November when I first volunteered with Operational K9 Medical Team of Wisconsin. Since then, I have become a volunteer instructor with them and … read more
K9 Helm Trident Tactical Dog Helmet

K9 Helm Trident Tactical Dog Helmet

Jul 13th 2022

Helmets have to be at the top of the list when it comes to safety equipment police and military K9 handlers wear in the field. After all, there’s plenty of scientific evidence that even the smallest knocks to the skull can cause long-term brain da … read more
K9 Spotlight: Amina Westberg and Layla

K9 Spotlight: Amina Westberg and Layla

Jul 8th 2022

Amina Westberg and LaylaTrainer / Universally Trained Demo Dog@westberg_working_dogs "I have owned 14 dogs in my lifetime and have worked with various working dog breeds, pet/companion dogs, show, sport etc. but not one has come close to my u … read more
K9 Spotlight: Michael Bucher and K9 Andor

K9 Spotlight: Michael Bucher and K9 Andor

Jun 23rd 2022

Michael Bucher & K9 AndorK9 Handler / Police K9"Something I’ve always wanted to do was be a handler. I was interested in the job after seeing the teams work overseas and then helping with training for our departments K9 unit.In January of 2 … read more
Ray Allen Fi Compatible Modular Collar Mount

Ray Allen Fi Compatible Modular Collar Mount

Jun 15th 2022

As professional K9 handlers know, our team at Ray Allen is committed to designing and manufacturing hardcore dog gear that makes K9 work easier and more efficient for dog handlers and their partners. One of the newest pieces in our collection that … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kyle Briley and K9 Rio

K9 Spotlight: Kyle Briley and K9 Rio

Jun 10th 2022

Kyle Briley and K9 Rio Police K9 Team @georgiapolicek9foundation "K9 Rio and I have been partners for 8.5 years. In that time K9 Rio was deployed over 3,000 times. Rio assisted in 832 arrests throughout his career. K9 Rio was embedded … read more
Ray Allen Rapid Deploy Long Line w/ Small Pouch

Ray Allen Rapid Deploy Long Line w/ Small Pouch

Jun 8th 2022

Picture this: you’re a K9 handler in the field when suddenly you need to give your dog some range to chase a scent. If you only have your dog on a standard leash, you and your K9 are in a tough spot. After all, a standard 5-foot leash doesn’t give … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jef Verswyvel and Yvar

K9 Spotlight: Jef Verswyvel and Yvar

Jun 3rd 2022

Jef Verswyvel & Yvar Retired Belgian Army - Dog Enthusiast // Belgian K9 "I’ve always had a big admiration toward dogs. I can’t remember a day in my life when I wasn’t surrounded by a couple of furry friends. They helped me so many t … read more