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Ear Pro from Rex Specs

Ear Pro from Rex Specs

Jan 19th 2022

As every K9 handler knows, a dogs’ hearing is far superior to ours. Without getting into all the scientific details, dogs can pick up sounds from four times farther away than we can, and they can also hear noises at much higher and lower frequenci … read more
Leather Padded Tracking Harness

Leather Padded Tracking Harness

Jan 5th 2022

Every K9 handler wants the best for their dogs and themselves, which is why handlers and K9 trainers trust Ray Allen for all of their K9 equipment. If you’re in the market for a heavy-duty dog harness that lasts for years and is comfortable for … read more
The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Labradors

The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Labradors

Dec 15th 2021

This time, the Jaded Dog Trainer discusses the Labrador Retriever breed. Unlike some of The Jaded Dog Trainer’s most recent posts about Rottweilers and Dobermans, he doesn’t have a problem with the way today’s Labs are bred and raised! Let’s di … read more
K9 Spotlight: Aspen Oliver and Aster

K9 Spotlight: Aspen Oliver and Aster

Dec 10th 2021

Aspen Oliver & Aster Handler // Companion Dog@stripedsalvation "Aster came to me at 16 weeks old as one of the most promising puppies of her litter. She is my first Standard Poodle and is learning to be my eyes as a service guide dog, af … read more
Biothane Multifunction Harness

Biothane Multifunction Harness

Dec 9th 2021

With all of the different dog harness materials and models on the market, choosing a harness isn’t an easy task. While we love all the products we make and carry, one of our favorite harnesses is the Ray Allen Manufacturing Biothane Multifuncti … read more
K9 Spotlight: Evan Crosby and Colt

K9 Spotlight: Evan Crosby and Colt

Dec 2nd 2021

Evan Crosby & ColtHandler // Companion Dog "After 2020 and all the changes that took place, due to COVID, our family was not mentally in a good place. The kids were in and out of depression, I was battling with depression myself, and my wife … read more
The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Rottweilers

The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Rottweilers

Dec 1st 2021

This time, The Jaded Dog Trainer discusses the Rottweiler breed and how these hardcore dogs have (unfortunately) changed over the centuries. What Is A Rottweiler? Rottweilers are the descendants of Mastiffs bred by the Romans 2,000 … read more
K9 Spotlight: Brett Schwartz and Finn

K9 Spotlight: Brett Schwartz and Finn

Nov 19th 2021

Brett Schwartz & Finn K9 Handler // Service Dog Team @finnstagram.2017 "I brought Finn home as a puppy in 2017 after going through one of the darkest bouts of depression and anxiety that I had ever experienced. My initial intention … read more
K9 Spotlight: Michael Shedd and Coss

K9 Spotlight: Michael Shedd and Coss

Nov 12th 2021

Michael Shedd & Coss @K9_Coss K9 Handler // Multipurpose Police K9 "K9 Coss and I have been together for right at one year as a team. Coss has been certified in narcotics detection, tracking, evidence search, building sear … read more
KLIMB Professional Grade K9 Training Platform

KLIMB Professional Grade K9 Training Platform

Nov 10th 2021

Many dogs have a natural tendency to climb on elevated surfaces to get a better vantage point of their surroundings, which can make dog or puppy training, a challenge. That’s why Blue-9 designed the KLIMB Professional Grade K9 Platform. This K … read more
K9 Spotlight: Roland Williams and Team

K9 Spotlight: Roland Williams and Team

Nov 5th 2021

Roland Williams & K9 Team Handler & Decoy // Police K9 & Schutzhund "I started in the K9 training business in 1973, and since that time I have served as the training director for several Schutzhund Clubs along with … read more
K9 Spotlight: Mike Mull w/ Butch and Lobo

K9 Spotlight: Mike Mull w/ Butch and Lobo

Oct 29th 2021

Mike Mull w/ Butch & LoboUSAF SPS K-9 // Military Working Dogs@Mullhaus Kennels"I have used your equipment since 1972, when I began my training program at Lackland AFB. I served at Ubon RTAFB in Thailand, with my dog Butch 35M5 for over a … read more
RAM Adjustable Mesh Muzzle

RAM Adjustable Mesh Muzzle

Oct 27th 2021

K9 handlers and trainers know that a quality dog muzzle is sometimes the only thing protecting a working dog from hurting himself or his handler. They also know the frustration of carrying around multiple muzzles to fit different breeds. That’s wh … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kelly Smith and Mata

K9 Spotlight: Kelly Smith and Mata

Oct 22nd 2021

Kelly Smith & Mata K9 Handler // Multipurpose K9 - Patrol, Narcotics, Tracking @kelly_smith_and_k9mata "When I completed my Marine Corps tour, I want immediately into law enforcement. I have been in LE for 24 years now, and like … read more
K9 Spotlight: K9 Rescue Simulator w/ NARS

K9 Spotlight: K9 Rescue Simulator w/ NARS

Oct 20th 2021

The last thing K9 handlers want to think about is their dog being injured in the line of duty. But police and military personnel need to know how to respond in an emergency situation. That’s why North American Rescue Simulation (NARS) developed th … read more
K9 Spotlight: Joe Gionti and Loki

K9 Spotlight: Joe Gionti and Loki

Oct 15th 2021

Joe Gionti & Loki K9 Trainer // Face of K9H4H & SAR @K9H4H "K9 Heroes 4 Heroes was started in 2021 to provide service dogs to veterans and first responders. Loki z Diehlomov is the face of K9H4H. He is a 1 year old GSD out of D … read more
The Complete K9 Trainer's Belt System

The Complete K9 Trainer's Belt System

Oct 13th 2021

The complete K9 Trainer's Belt System was designed by dog training experts, for dog training experts. Military-grade construction and easy-to-use features ensure successful training sessions, and is ideal for K9 nose work, search and rescue, tr … read more
K9 Spotlight: Tristan Townley and Yagami

K9 Spotlight: Tristan Townley and Yagami

Oct 8th 2021

Tristan Townley & Yagami Handler // Service & Competition Dog @shinishepherd "I got Yagami, my working line German Shepherd, to train as my service dog when I was recovering from a number of debilitating medical issues. At the … read more
K9 Spotlight: Christie Dober of 360 K9 Group

K9 Spotlight: Christie Dober of 360 K9 Group

Oct 6th 2021

A diverse organization of elite K9 security and training providers, 360 K9 Group brings together six companies of unique specializations under one umbrella. From cargo screening to body-worn detection of weapons and explosives, to detection of vir … read more
MOLLE KONG™ Ball Pouch

MOLLE KONG™ Ball Pouch

Sep 29th 2021

The Ray Allen MOLLE KONG™ Ball Pouch is a modular training reward ball pouch designed for use with many reward toys, including the KONG™ product line. This K9 trainer's equipment allows you to keep any of your ball style reward toys at you … read more
K9 Spotlight: Toni Matthews and Bulleit

K9 Spotlight: Toni Matthews and Bulleit

Sep 24th 2021

Toni Matthews & Bulleit Handler & Decoy // Retired SAR & PSA @k9bulleit "Truth be told it all started with my family. My family was deeply involved with law enforcement in our area (in a good way). During my fathers c … read more
The Jaded Dog Trainer Reads Mean Comments

The Jaded Dog Trainer Reads Mean Comments

Sep 22nd 2021

This time, The Jaded Dog Trainer reads mean comments and reacts with feedback. Watch things heat up as Jaded Dog Trainer gets spicy with the comment section! The Truth About A Breed: The K9 Trainer’s Perspective Remember when The Jad … read more
K9 Spotlight: Howard Young and White Beard K9

K9 Spotlight: Howard Young and White Beard K9

Sep 17th 2021

Howard Young of White Beard K9, Inc. K9 Trainer & Instructor // Owner of White Beard K9, Inc. Howard is a civilian police k9 trainer located in Shelby NC. From a young age he had a passion for working dogs along with a hunger to learn. … read more
Flexi Retractable Dog Leash

Flexi Retractable Dog Leash

Sep 15th 2021

The Flexi Retractable Dog Leash is the original, German-manufactured retractable dog lead. If you’re going to use a retractable lead, and are a K9 handler, working dog trainer, or serious hardcore owner, the Flexi is the best you can get. Th … read more
K9 Spotlight: Lisa Traxler and Radar

K9 Spotlight: Lisa Traxler and Radar

Sep 7th 2021

Lisa Traxler & RadarTrainer // Service Dog@mals_radar_pyrah_rock"After losing my soul mate Siberian Husky back in 2009, I finally decided to get back into having my own dog again 9 years later. I happened to stumble upon Woof Project, a Belgian Ma … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jeffery Anderson and Mr. Whispers

K9 Spotlight: Jeffery Anderson and Mr. Whispers

Sep 2nd 2021

Jeffery Anderson & Mr. Whispers Military Police // Service Dog "Living alone and suffering from PTSD along with other muscular skeletal injuries, due to my military service, I struggled to find happiness and peace. In July of this year, t … read more
Hands-Free MOLLE Flexi Pouch

Hands-Free MOLLE Flexi Pouch

Sep 1st 2021

The Ray Allen MOLLE Flexi Pouch is a modular leash holder designed to be used with the Flexi Retractable Leads product. The Flexi Pouch fits these high-quality retractable dog leashes like a glove.One of the key features of the MOLLE Flexi Pouch is t … read more
The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Golden Retrievers

The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Golden Retrievers

Aug 26th 2021

This time, The Jaded Dog Trainer discusses the Golden Retriever dog breed. What Is A Golden Retriever? Let’s first decode the Golden Retriever’s breed description and take a look at what it really means. “Golden Retrievers are a medium to la … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kashea Estrada and Django

K9 Spotlight: Kashea Estrada and Django

Aug 20th 2021

Kashea Estrada & DjangoK9 Officer & Handler // Patrol K9 "In police officer training there was a day where we got to watch K9's train and bite. Since that day I have wanted to be a K9 officer. I am Officer Estrada with the Pleasant … read more
K9 Trainer's Belt And Belt Loop Quick Release

K9 Trainer's Belt And Belt Loop Quick Release

Aug 18th 2021

The Ray Allen K9 Trainer’s Belt is designed specifically for K9 trainers with a variety of utility functions and features every working dog trainer will appreciate. The K9 Trainer’s Belt features a heavy-duty ADF buckle that is extremely … read more
K9 Spotlight: Lisa Pittarelli and Giggles

K9 Spotlight: Lisa Pittarelli and Giggles

Aug 13th 2021

Lisa Pittarelli & Giggles SAR Handler & Retired FBI // Retired MWD, NoseWork, Dock Diving, & SAR @gigglesthemalinois "I first met Giggles (aka, Giggles R372) at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, in 2014. Giggles, a Belgi … read more
K9 Spotlight: What is Blueline K9 Conference?

K9 Spotlight: What is Blueline K9 Conference?

Aug 12th 2021

Matt Nero and Joe Lutkowski are joint-owners of Blueline K9 Training, a K9 training facility designed around K9 handlers teaching K9 handlers. Matt has 18 years of law enforcement experience and is partnered with his third working dog … read more