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Tactical Dog Training Blog


Holsters for E-Collar Remotes - C&G Holsters

Holsters for E-Collar Remotes - C&G Holsters

Mar 22nd 2023

Without question, one of the most important pieces of gear K9 officers need to have on their belt is an E-Collar remote holster. Learn about the importance of this piece of equipment, and discover one of the newest brands we’ve brought on at … read more
K9 Spotlight: Howard Young of White Beard K9

K9 Spotlight: Howard Young of White Beard K9

Mar 8th 2023

If there’s one thing to know about the Ray Allen Manufacturing team, it’s that we hand-make the  highest-quality dog gear on the market. And if there’s another thing to know about us, it’s that we also love sitting down and interviewing oth … read more
Ray Allen Dog Trainer Fanny Pack - "DTFP"

Ray Allen Dog Trainer Fanny Pack - "DTFP"

Feb 15th 2023

We’ve been hyping our Dog Trainer Fanny Pack on our Instagram account for a while, and we’ve seen all of your comments wanting to know when it’ll be available in our store. Well, the wait is over! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of one of … read more
K9 Spotlight: Tamie Bradybaugh and K9 Bailey

K9 Spotlight: Tamie Bradybaugh and K9 Bailey

Feb 10th 2023

Tamie Bradybaugh & K9 Bailey K9 Handler // SAR K9 "K9 Bailey and I are part of a search and rescue team located in Pennsylvania, called  K9 Response Search Team West Division. I've been working with and training Bailey for 4yr … read more
K9 Emergency Medical Equipment - Rescue Essentials

K9 Emergency Medical Equipment - Rescue Essentials

Feb 8th 2023

Dog handlers need to expect the unexpected while in the field with their K9s. Since there are a variety of things that can go wrong, having a variety of tools and resources at your disposal is a must. Luckily, our partners at Rescue Essenti … read more
K9 Spotlight: K9 Nutrition Expert Cory Nordin of Eukanuba

K9 Spotlight: K9 Nutrition Expert Cory Nordin of Eukanuba

Jan 31st 2023

Nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of your K9 companion, and your working dog’s health starts with a balanced and nutritional diet. Nobody knows this better than Cory Nordin, one of the K9 nutrition experts at Eukanuba and Roy … read more
Rescue Essentials QuikLitter K9 - Emergency Gurney

Rescue Essentials QuikLitter K9 - Emergency Gurney

Jan 25th 2023

Regardless of the type of dog you’re working with, there’s no such thing as being too prepared for an emergency in the field. We carry all sorts of K9 first aid gear to help you’re ready to handle any emergency, but one of our newest items is the … read more
K9 Spotlight: Ryan Gilbert and Merlin

K9 Spotlight: Ryan Gilbert and Merlin

Jan 20th 2023

Ryan Gilbert & MerlinSpecialty PE Coach & Dog Trainer // Competition Dog @k_pro_k9 "I fell in love with dog training after getting my first dog from the shelter. I went into training to make sure I was doing everything rig … read more
Matt Wilson on "How to Kit a Gun Belt For K9 Handlers"

Matt Wilson on "How to Kit a Gun Belt For K9 Handlers"

Jan 18th 2023

Here at Ray Allen, we don’t just focus on crafting the highest quality dog gear. We’re also committed to making and selling equipment designed specifically for dog handlers and trainers. We know that different dog handlers need different ty … read more
Behind The Scenes: Ray Allen Shop Tour

Behind The Scenes: Ray Allen Shop Tour

Jan 4th 2023

Have you ever wondered what the Ray Allen Manufacturing shop looks like or how we make our dog gear? If so, you’re in luck! In this week’s video, we take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our shop in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In … read more
K9 Spotlight: Colleen Harmon and Skoll

K9 Spotlight: Colleen Harmon and Skoll

Dec 16th 2022

Colleen Harmon and Skoll Nurse // Assistance Dog "I have been working with and training Skoll to provide physical assistance. I have Menierre's attacks and I fall - he's big enough to help me up off the floor and keep me safe … read more
Dogtra Titanium Enhanced Contact Points

Dogtra Titanium Enhanced Contact Points

Dec 14th 2022

Searching for the latest E-Collar accessory to help with your K9’s training? An exciting new release from Dogtra is the Titanium Enhanced Contact Points. In this week’s blog post, we’ll teach you all about this must-have tool for every dog trai … read more
Imitators Knocked Off Our Harness!

Imitators Knocked Off Our Harness!

Nov 30th 2022

As one of the premier dog gear manufacturers, we’re used to dealing with competitors who want to be us. What we’re not used to, though, is seeing retailers on Amazon selling cheap knockoff versions of our products! Unfortunately, we recen … read more
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