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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
Rapid Deploy Long Line w/ Small Pouch

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
Ray Allen MOLLE Compatible G-Hook K9 Hydration Pack

Ray Allen MOLLE Compatible G-Hook K9 Hydration Pack

Jun 1st 2022

According to dog healthcare professionals, dogs need one ounce of water for every pound they weigh. Even if you have a family dog whose daily routine consists of laying on the couch and going on a few walks around the block, they need to drink ton … read more
How to Break In & Care for a Bite Suit

How to Break In & Care for a Bite Suit

May 25th 2022

Like any piece of K9 equipment, bite suits require routine care to ensure they last for years and are as effective as possible. Two of the most important care items are breaking the suit in and properly storing it after each bite training sessi … read more
K9 Spotlight: Constance Baker and Kracken

K9 Spotlight: Constance Baker and Kracken

May 21st 2022

Constance Baker & Kracken Deputy Sheriff, K9 Trainer // Working Dog KnightwatchK9 Story was submitted by Steve Estrada, on behalf of Constance Baker. "Constance Baker is my partner in our German Shepherd Breeding Program. … read more
Ray Allen Dog Collar Pouch

Ray Allen Dog Collar Pouch

May 18th 2022

It’s no surprise that there are tons of different pieces of dog gear that a professional K9 handler needs to have readily available when they’re on duty with their working dog. In fact, there’s so much gear that finding a place to keep it all can … read more
Dominant Dog Collar: Low-Profile Bite Release Collar

Dominant Dog Collar: Low-Profile Bite Release Collar

May 11th 2022

Every K9 collar on the market has its own benefits and uses. That’s why there are hundreds (if not thousands) of different collars to choose from! But one of our favorite collars when working with dominant, prey-driven K9s is the appropriately nam … read more
K9 Spotlight: Brennen Casey and Sasha

K9 Spotlight: Brennen Casey and Sasha

May 7th 2022

Brennen Casey & SashaHandler // Service Dog@sashi_bomb "Sasha was re-homed to me after I had been looking for a Dutch Shepherd. It had been a while since losing my German Shepherd. She (Sasha) is a Service Dog for me. And, let … read more
Ray Allen Hi-Vis Harness Side Panels

Ray Allen Hi-Vis Harness Side Panels

May 4th 2022

It’d be nice if working dogs had a standard 9 to 5 job and only worked on clear, sunny days. But as every K9 handler knows, that’s far from the case! Our K9s work around the clock, often in less-than-ideal conditions. To help ensure everyone can … read more
K9 Spotlight: Cheryl McRae and Jai

K9 Spotlight: Cheryl McRae and Jai

Apr 30th 2022

Cheryl McRae & Jai Trainer // Personal Protection Dog "My boy Jai (P Jacob Von Wiese) and I have been a team for only the past 6 weeks. At 60 years old, I had decided to lighten the load and not take on a new working dog. But, I wasn … read more
Sirius Breaker Bar: The Ultimate K9 Bite Release Tool

Sirius Breaker Bar: The Ultimate K9 Bite Release Tool

Apr 27th 2022

Military and police apprehension dogs go through thousands of hours of K9 bite training to perfect their craft. While all of that training helps ensure working dogs can chase down bad guys, a few problems can arise after the suspect has been taken … read more
K9 Spotlight: Matthew "Bo" Boheler and Maggie

K9 Spotlight: Matthew "Bo" Boheler and Maggie

Apr 22nd 2022

Matthew "Bo" Boheler & Maggie K9 Handler & Trainer // Detection Dog (in training) @matthewboheler "Maggie (a 2yr old Shepinois) came into my life on December 20, 2021. I rescued her from a kill shelter where she was waiting to … read more
Ray Allen Velcro Top ID Pouch

Ray Allen Velcro Top ID Pouch

Apr 20th 2022

In our previous blog post about the Ray Allen G-Hook Backpacks, we discussed how harness accessories make a dog handler’s life easier while benefiting their K9 at the same time. The Velcro Top ID Pouch from Ray Allen Manufacturing is no exception. … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kimber Harris and Rumi

K9 Spotlight: Kimber Harris and Rumi

Apr 15th 2022

Kimber Harris & Rumi Handler // Service Dog "I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA breast cancer in December of 2019. After years of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, along with countless surgeries, I was recently declared NED. I’ve b … read more
Ray Allen G-Hook Backpacks

Ray Allen G-Hook Backpacks

Apr 13th 2022

It goes without saying that professional dog handlers can get a little frustrated when trying to juggle all of their tactical dog equipment while they’re in the field. Thankfully, our team has developed the perfect solution for handlers with a lot … read more
Ray Allen Braided Leather Dog Leashes

Ray Allen Braided Leather Dog Leashes

Apr 6th 2022

Purchasing a new dog leash isn’t a choice that should be taken lightly, especially when you’re a K9 handler. After all, it’s one of the most important pieces of dog gear you can own! One of the reasons we wrote our Ultimate Guide to Dog Leashes … read more
K9 Spotlight: Amber Malloy and Cholla

K9 Spotlight: Amber Malloy and Cholla

Apr 3rd 2022

Amber Malloy & Cholla Handler // Service K9 "4 years ago I suffered a scary seizure that sent me to the hospital. My face basically broke my fall. Breaking my nose in three place, along with other injuries. Soon after many tests were taken, … read more
Ray Allen Berry Compliant Belgian Arm Sleeve

Ray Allen Berry Compliant Belgian Arm Sleeve

Mar 30th 2022

Professional dog handlers and trainers know to turn to Ray Allen when they need the highest quality police and military K9 gear. And while we’re known for designing, manufacturing, and selling all sorts of tactical K9 equipment, we’re perhaps best … read more
K9 Spotlight: Arian Terman and Ranger

K9 Spotlight: Arian Terman and Ranger

Mar 26th 2022

Arian Terman & Ranger K9 Officer // Patrol K9 "Ranger and I met in the summer of 2020 during K9 selection. He was one of 3 dogs that we tested that day. As the handler who was getting a K9 that day I was tasked with doing everything wit … read more
K9 Spotlight: Roman Rodriguez and Raven

K9 Spotlight: Roman Rodriguez and Raven

Mar 18th 2022

Roman Rodriguez & Raven K9 Handler // Therapy Dog @Raven_K_9"I am a Marine Combat Veteran that suffers from my service connected disabilities. It has been difficult to adjust my lifestyle and work life balance due to my disabilities. Lu … read more
Ray Allen Manufacturing Kennel Airline Compliant Kit

Ray Allen Manufacturing Kennel Airline Compliant Kit

Mar 16th 2022

If you read our recent blog post about the RAM Kennel Collapsible Crate, you already know that it’s one of the highest quality kennels on the market for all working dog breeds. But we recognize that it does have one flaw: It’s not compliant wit … read more
RAM Kennel Collapsible Crate for Working Dogs

RAM Kennel Collapsible Crate for Working Dogs

Mar 9th 2022

Unlike a dog leash or a collar, you might not use a dog crate every day. But when you do need a crate, you want to ensure that your working dogs have the best one on the market. And for that, look no further than the RAM Kennel Collapsible Crat … read more
K9 Spotlight: Brad Kervin and K9 Chase

K9 Spotlight: Brad Kervin and K9 Chase

Mar 4th 2022

Brad Kervin & K9 Chase K9 Handler // Patrol K9@K9_chase19 "I’ve always wanted to be part of a K-9 unit, so once I got out the military and got in law enforcement I realized k9 was my end goal. After a few years on the street I went and … read more
K9 Spotlight: Andrew Sheets and Fiona Roxette

K9 Spotlight: Andrew Sheets and Fiona Roxette

Feb 25th 2022

Andrew Sheets & Fiona Roxette K9 Handler // Working Dog "Fiona Roxette was a fluke. My wife considers her a "unicorn", and not just because of her one ear. I have been wanting a partner to be on the boat with me since our then 16 1/2-year-o … read more
The Ray Allen Leather Gauntlet

The Ray Allen Leather Gauntlet

Feb 23rd 2022

All Ray Allen dog bite training gear is built to keep decoys safe during training sessions. But as your K9 gets stronger and stronger, your decoy might start to complain that their arms are developing painful bruises. We know it’s temptin … read more
K9 Spotlight: John Slye and Timon

K9 Spotlight: John Slye and Timon

Feb 11th 2022

John Slye & Timon K9 Handler // Patrol K9 @Hakuna_441"Timon and I joined forces in October of 2021. After nearly 18 years of dreaming of becoming a handler, it finally became reality. And, I don’t think I could’ve asked for a better first partner … read more
Ray Allen's Quick Release Leather Harness

Ray Allen's Quick Release Leather Harness

Feb 9th 2022

If there’s one thing K9 handlers love, it’s a high-quality leather harness. But if there’s one downfall about leather harnesses (and many other harnesses), it’s that they can be difficult to put on and take off, especially if your K9 is excited … read more
K9 Spotlight: Lynn Ellison II and Loki

K9 Spotlight: Lynn Ellison II and Loki

Feb 4th 2022

Lynn Ellison II & K9 LokiDisabled K9 Trainer // Service Dog & Competitor@lynn_ellison"In 2017 I was almost killed, and nearly lost my left leg. After an accident I was flown out to the nearest trauma hospital, and from what I can rem … read more
Leather Tracking Harness

Leather Tracking Harness

Feb 2nd 2022

Simple yet effective, the Ray Allen Leather Tracking Harness has been a staple in our line for decades and a piece of K9 gear that many dedicated handlers use regularly. Dive in to learn what makes this K9 harness one of our best sellers for … read more