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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 career … 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 | K9 Gear

Flexi Retractable Dog Leash | K9 Gear

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. The … 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
K9 Spotlight: Ed Farac with Rogue and Neera

K9 Spotlight: Ed Farac with Rogue and Neera

Aug 6th 2021

Ed Farac with Rogue & Neera Breeder & Trainer // Personal Protection, Detection, & Agility "It all started back in 1983 with my first Pit, Angel, dangling from our maple tree out front. From an old garage door spring and a  … read more
K9 Spotlight: Brian Peals and Vito

K9 Spotlight: Brian Peals and Vito

Aug 2nd 2021

Brian Peals & Vito Sheriff's Deputy & SRO // Detection & SAR K9 "I am a Sheriff's Deputy, currently assigned as a School Resource Officer (SRO) at a high school in Central Texas. One random day, school Administrators went to Hill … read more
The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Dachshunds

The Jaded Dog Trainer: The Truth About Dachshunds

Jul 29th 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