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Tactical Dog Training Blog

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
Bite Sleeve Covers

Bite Sleeve Covers

Nov 13th 2020

Bite sleeve covers (or cuffs) are a necessity when ensuring a long lifespan for your bite sleeves. Tailored for a variety of purposes, you can be assured that we have the perfect bite sleeve for your needs. Ray Allen features a wide variety of durabl … read more
Compression Bite Bar Sleeves

Compression Bite Bar Sleeves

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 con … read more
Incog Treat Pouches

Incog Treat Pouches

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 track … 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
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
Nomad Harness Frame - Interchangeable Harness System

Nomad Harness Frame - Interchangeable Harness System

May 26th 2020

Ray Allen Manufacturing is excited to present to you our patented Nomad harness - our complete interchangeable harness system. This harness has been heavily field tested and designed to accommodate a tracking piece, patrol piece, ballisti … 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 standard fo … read more
Keeping Your K9 Busy During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Keeping Your K9 Busy During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Mar 26th 2020

Are you and your dog going stir-crazy during the Coronavirus quarantine? Get you and your dog moving and strengthen the human-K9 bond with these creative ways to work and play at home.If you’ve ever wanted to learn clicker training, now is the perfec … read more
Introducing the Primal Canine Decoy Armor Gauntlets

Introducing the Primal Canine Decoy Armor Gauntlets

Mar 18th 2020

In bite dog training for police and military units, it is absolutely necessary to teach your dog to bite the decoy and not the suit. In an actual apprehension scenario, you want your dog trained for a confident bite: a hard grip that exerts pressu … read more
Introducing the tactical NOMAD I.H.S. Dog Harness

Introducing the tactical NOMAD I.H.S. Dog Harness

Nov 25th 2019

We are proud to introduce the world's first Interchangeable Harness System (I.H.S.). A tough dog harness that meets police and military K9 standards. The NOMAD IHS will allow near limitless functionality and design combinations by allowing the use … read more
K9s For Warriors - Because Together We Stand

K9s For Warriors - Because Together We Stand

Oct 18th 2018

This article is reprinted with permission from ConsumersAdvocate.org. You can find the original Consumers Advocate article at this link. By Scott Smith, Sept 14, 2018 Soldier, take me from this shelter’s cage. Give me back my … read more
The Hangman’s Noose - Canine Liability Guide

The Hangman’s Noose - Canine Liability Guide

Apr 10th 2017

Canine Liability 360: REASONS WE GET IN TROUBLEby Bill Lewis IIA K9 handler’s leash should ideally be wrapped around the handler’s waist and secured when not being used so it can easily ride above the gun belt, not interfere with access to the handgu … read more
Common E-Collar Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Common E-Collar Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Apr 3rd 2017

by Jeff Meyer When properly used an Electronic collar, or E-Collar, is, in my opinion, one of the best tools you can use to train and handle a patrol dog. When used incorrectly it can be one of the worst tools in our arsenal. I have trained hundred … read more
The Importance of K9 Public Relations

The Importance of K9 Public Relations

Apr 3rd 2017

by Shawn RosnerAhead of the 11th Annual K-9 HITS Handler Instruction and Training Seminar in San Francisco, California in August, I wanted to provide some canine public relations information and ideas and some helpful tips for establishing a charit … read more
Law Enforcement Dogs vs The Dog Sport

Law Enforcement Dogs vs The Dog Sport

Aug 25th 2016

by Pete StevensI hear it all the time- “It’s a nice sport dog, but there is no way he could handle the streets”. And honestly there is some validity to it however not all of time.  My beginning in this wonderful world of K9 was as a law enforc … read more
Arizona, Legal Marijuana & Dog Sniff for P.C. Legal Case

Arizona, Legal Marijuana & Dog Sniff for P.C. Legal Case

Jul 27th 2016

by Ted DausThis past September, the State of Arizona tackled the issue of whether a dog sniff (odor) provides probable cause to search in light of the fact that the State of Arizona has legal medical marijuana. Surprisingly, one court of appeals de … read more
The Importance of Pet Food Digestibility & Palatability

The Importance of Pet Food Digestibility & Palatability

Jun 29th 2016

by Jill Cline, PHDDigestibility determines how much nutrition a food provides in a given volume, while palatability affects how appealing a food is to the dog. Both of these characteristics are important criteria when selecting the best food for your … read more
Making Dog Training Fun and Educational for Trainer and K9

Making Dog Training Fun and Educational for Trainer and K9

Jun 15th 2016

by Andrew WeimanAfter talking to many handlers around the country it appears that in some cases training has become a necessary evil, a time filler, or to some a waste of time. To them it has become boring, for various reasons; it’s the same old thin … read more
K9 Dog Bite Work Training Guide For Police and Military

K9 Dog Bite Work Training Guide For Police and Military

Jun 15th 2016

by Mike SuttleI constantly see police dogs who lack a lot of confidence in the patrol and apprehension phase of their work, as well as dogs that will take very little real pressure from a man while they are engaged in a fight. I believe that most of … read more