Tactical Dog Training Blog

Tactical Dog Training Blog


The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Dachshunds

The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Dachshunds

Jul 28th 2021

On this segment of The Jaded Dog Trainer, canine expert Matt Akenhead shares some little-known history about one of the most distinctive dog breeds around: the Dachshund. You might regard these vertically challenged “Wiener dogs” as a quiet, easy- … read more
K9 Spotlight: Mike Lambert and Ace

K9 Spotlight: Mike Lambert and Ace

Jul 23rd 2021

Mike Lambert & Ace Trainer & Handler // Family Companion & Protection "The best friend I've ever had (aside from my wife, of course) was Ace. We got Ace because my previous German Shepherd was hurt and ultimately put down as a r … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jon Lindsey and Jas

K9 Spotlight: Jon Lindsey and Jas

Jul 16th 2021

Jon "Chris" Lindsey & Jas ("Hauss") MPC Handler // K9 Patrol & SPD SWAT @j_chris_l19 "I had the honor of serving as a Multi Purpose Canine (MPC) handler while a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment (1/75.). After I left the Army, I spe … read more
K9 Spotlight: Tony Villalobos

K9 Spotlight: Tony Villalobos

Jul 14th 2021

Tony Villalobos & Mission K9 Rescue: Adopting Retired Working Dogs Tony Villalobos is both a military veteran and a veteran K9 handler. He has been working with Mission K9 Rescue for over five years, helping find forever homes for retired working … read more
K9 Spotlight: Dale McClellan and Storm

K9 Spotlight: Dale McClellan and Storm

Jul 9th 2021

Dale McClellan & Storm Handler // Therapy Dog & Companion @frogdogstorm "As a former Navy SEAL, it has been an honor and a privilege working with several organizations providing demonstration and raising awareness for Veterans. These orga … read more
K9 Spotlight: Andrew Hanus and Beni

K9 Spotlight: Andrew Hanus and Beni

Jul 2nd 2021

Andrew Hanus & MWD Beni Handler & Retired Air Force // Retired MWD "MWD Beni and myself were first united in 2012, serving 9 years in the U.S. Air Force. After my separation from active duty, MWD Beni continued to serve until he was fit for re … read more
K9 Spotlight: Ed Abrahamson and Dez

K9 Spotlight: Ed Abrahamson and Dez

Jun 25th 2021

Ed Abrahamson & Dez @soldiers6mn Retired Law Enforcement // Service Dog "Dez was born and raised with the intended purpose of being in law enforcement. He started his police career with my brother in law at about 18 months … read more
K9 Spotlight: Luke Timmons and Burt

K9 Spotlight: Luke Timmons and Burt

Jun 18th 2021

Luke Timmons & Burt@chattk9Police Dog Handler // K9 Patrol "I have been partnered with K-9 Burt for 5 years. We got him green when he was 14 months old and I was involved with every aspect of his training. I am very proud of the things we h … read more
GoughNuts Heavy Duty K9 Chew Toys

GoughNuts Heavy Duty K9 Chew Toys

Jun 16th 2021

GoughNuts K9 reward toys are awesome! They are heavy-duty dog chew toys, nearly indestructible, safe for dogs, and guaranteed for life! With so many reasons to love 'em, it's no wonder GoughNuts toys are trusted by dog trainers and professionals a … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jake Stanley and Axel

K9 Spotlight: Jake Stanley and Axel

Jun 11th 2021

Jake Stanley & Axel @dogsandjake Dog Handler // Retired Military Working Dog "Military Working Dog Axel N677 was my first MWD when I was a handler in the US Navy. We had great times working together and I was thrilled to adop … read more
K9 Spotlight: Ted Summers

K9 Spotlight: Ted Summers

Jun 9th 2021

Ted Summers: Making An Impact Ted Summers is the co-host of the Working Dog Radio podcast, an informational series focused on police K9 and working dogs. He’s also the program training director for HRD Police K9 and owns Torchlight K9 based in Tuls … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jonathan Laserinko and Coyote

K9 Spotlight: Jonathan Laserinko and Coyote

Jun 4th 2021

Jonathan & Coyote Dog Handler // High Anxiety Rescue "We rescued the 2 year old Australian Cattle dog from a local shelter after hearing the dog's story. It was said that he was living in someone’s garage for 2 years, not having much human int … read more
Heavy Duty Ball On A Rope For Dogs

Heavy Duty Ball On A Rope For Dogs

Jun 2nd 2021

Let’s talk about the good ‘ole Ball On A Rope toy for dogs. We’re not sure who’s more excited about it… us or your dog. But when it comes to our heavy-duty ball on a rope for your K9 and working dogs, you’d better believe that it's built to last! … read more
K9 Spotlight: Damon Van Bogart and Karma

K9 Spotlight: Damon Van Bogart and Karma

May 28th 2021

Damon Van Bogart & Karma K9 Handler // Dual Purpose K9 "I'm currently partnered with my second K9, Karma. We've been together since 2015. Previous to Karma, I had another K9 partner, Roky. Roky and I began service together in 2008. He was reti … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jon Bonnette and Izzy

K9 Spotlight: Jon Bonnette and Izzy

May 21st 2021

Jon Bonnette & IzzyVolunteer Search & Rescue // Detection & SAR Dog "Once a Marine turned mechanic, for 20 plus years of my life, until I realized I would rather be working with dogs, than cars. Don't get me wrong, I loved working on cranes... ha … read more
A New Look At The Classic KONG™ Toy For Dogs

A New Look At The Classic KONG™ Toy For Dogs

May 19th 2021

KONG™ is a Colorado-based company that's been around for a long time, and their products are 100% made in the USA. These dog toys are made from rubber and come in a variety of hardness levels, so you can get the right KONG™ for the int … read more
K9 Spotlight: Rick Mallow and Hades

K9 Spotlight: Rick Mallow and Hades

May 14th 2021

Rick Mallow & Hades Air Force Combat Controller // Military Working Dog"Meet my best bud, Hades! Named after an aircraft, he came into our life three years ago as a pup and has greatly impacted our life in a positive way! My spo … read more
K9 Spotlight: Todd Thompson

K9 Spotlight: Todd Thompson

May 12th 2021

Todd Thompson is a full-time police officer with over 20 years of experience on patrol, and he's the owner of Evo K9 Group. He’s worked in the K9 unit for 18 years and SWAT for 9 of those years as the SWAT team’s dog handler. Todd has led numero … read more
K9 Spotlight: R. Jay Phelps and Hana

K9 Spotlight: R. Jay Phelps and Hana

May 7th 2021

R. Jay Phelps & K9 Hana @nightmare_104 Officer & Handler // Narcotics Detection & Tracking "Not long ago I was serving as a Lieutenant in Crime Suppression; never thinking I'd be a K9 handler on patrol, but it's funny how life … read more
Blast Hose Tug Toys For Working Dogs

Blast Hose Tug Toys For Working Dogs

May 5th 2021

Our Blast Hose Tug Toys for working dogs are designed for the tough and aggressive dog, making it perfect for K9 training, obedience training, or as a great play reward. These Blast Hose Tugs are not only good for training, but can also be used … read more
K9 Spotlight: Melissa Kindt and Hawk

K9 Spotlight: Melissa Kindt and Hawk

Apr 30th 2021

Melissa Kindt & Hawk @k9.hawk Volunteer Search & Rescue // Search & Recovery "I started volunteering at a young age, in scouts and 4H, so it's been a part of me for a long time. I've also always had and loved animals. After graduating c … read more
The Jaded Dog Trainer: My Siberian Husky Runs Forever!

The Jaded Dog Trainer: My Siberian Husky Runs Forever!

Apr 28th 2021

On this edition of The Jaded Dog Trainer: A viewer asks “My Siberian Husky runs off and never comes back. What do I do?” What Was The Siberian Husky Bred For? First, let’s take a look at the breed description. To begin with, “Qu … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jancy Thompson and Hera

K9 Spotlight: Jancy Thompson and Hera

Apr 23rd 2021

Jancy Thompson & Hera @k9hera_bombdog Private K9 Unit // Explosives Detection "As a past law enforcement officer in California it was a dream of mine to become a detective so that I could investigate crimes; helping victims and thei … read more
K9 Spotlight: Anthony Moore and Xena

K9 Spotlight: Anthony Moore and Xena

Apr 16th 2021

Anthony Moore & Xena Sr. Trainer: Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics K9 Interdiction // Sr. Agent "Xena and I work full time Interdiction for The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. I also serve as our Sr trainer; instructing our OKC training group. … read more
Why Ray Allen Dog Tug Toys Are Vital To K9 Bite Training

Why Ray Allen Dog Tug Toys Are Vital To K9 Bite Training

Apr 14th 2021

Tug toys for dogs are a critical tool used by handlers during K9 bite training or as reward toys — especially when your warrior is still a puppy. Ray Allen proudly features a wide range of tug toys that come in all shapes, sizes, and materials; … read more
K9 Spotlight: Damian Phillips and Viper

K9 Spotlight: Damian Phillips and Viper

Apr 9th 2021

Damian Phillips & Viper@toddphillyK9 Handler // Explosive Detection K9 for Department of Homeland Security"I started working K9 Military Working Dogs (MWD) in The USAF in 2001. Fell in love with it and after retiring from the military went right ba … read more
K9 Spotlight: Thomas Spicer and Jester

K9 Spotlight: Thomas Spicer and Jester

Apr 1st 2021

Thomas Spicer & Jester Lt. Officer // K9 Officer "Jester and I were paired up in July of 2019. This is the first time in my career, of over 20 years, to have a K9 partner. What I didn’t know at the time is how lucky I was that he came … read more
K9 Spotlight: The Jaded Dog Trainer

K9 Spotlight: The Jaded Dog Trainer

Mar 31st 2021

Who Is The Jaded Dog Trainer? There is a reason that Matt Akenhead uses the moniker, The Jaded Dog Trainer. Currently the VP of Sales and Product Development at Ray Allen Manufacturing, Matt has spent over 40 years working with dogs in some c … read more
K9 Spotlight: Julia Storey and K9 Vader

K9 Spotlight: Julia Storey and K9 Vader

Mar 26th 2021

Julia Storey & VaderSRO Officer // Narcotics & K9 Patrol"K9 Vader is my dual purpose narcotics and patrol dog. We help educate other officers and the public. We strive to be better every day in our training and job. My husband and his K9, Kaiser - wh … read more
​Breaking Down the Adjustable Muzzle Vest

​Breaking Down the Adjustable Muzzle Vest

Mar 24th 2021

The  Ray Allen Adjustable Muzzle Vest is the newest piece of innovative training equipment from Ray Allen Manufacturing. It’s made from high quality 1000d Cordura, with packed cloth on the inside and a thick foam built in to take the majori … read more