Tactical Dog Training Blog

Tactical Dog Training Blog


K9 Spotlight: Rick Mallow and Hades

K9 Spotlight: Rick Mallow and Hades

May 14th 2021

Rick Mallow & Hades Air Force Combat Controller // Military Working Dog"Meet my best bud, Hades! Named after an aircraft, he came into our life three years ago as a pup and has greatly impacted our life in a positive way! My spo … read more
K9 Spotlight: Todd Thompson

K9 Spotlight: Todd Thompson

May 12th 2021

Todd Thompson is a full-time police officer with over 20 years of experience on patrol, and he's the owner of Evo K9 Group. He’s worked in the K9 unit for 18 years and SWAT for 9 of those years as the SWAT team’s dog handler. Todd has led numero … read more
K9 Spotlight: R. Jay Phelps and Hana

K9 Spotlight: R. Jay Phelps and Hana

May 7th 2021

R. Jay Phelps & K9 Hana @nightmare_104 Officer & Handler // Narcotics Detection & Tracking "Not long ago I was serving as a Lieutenant in Crime Suppression; never thinking I'd be a K9 handler on patrol, but it's funny how life … read more
Blast Hose Tug Toys For Working Dogs

Blast Hose Tug Toys For Working Dogs

May 5th 2021

Our Blast Hose Tug Toys for working dogs are designed for the tough and aggressive dog, making it perfect for K9 training, obedience training, or as a great play reward. These Blast Hose Tugs are not only good for training, but can also be used … read more
K9 Spotlight: Melissa Kindt and Hawk

K9 Spotlight: Melissa Kindt and Hawk

Apr 30th 2021

Melissa Kindt & Hawk @k9.hawk Volunteer Search & Rescue // Search & Recovery "I started volunteering at a young age, in scouts and 4H, so it's been a part of me for a long time. I've also always had and loved animals. After graduating c … read more
The Jaded Dog Trainer: My Siberian Husky Runs Forever!

The Jaded Dog Trainer: My Siberian Husky Runs Forever!

Apr 28th 2021

On this edition of The Jaded Dog Trainer: A viewer asks “My Siberian Husky runs off and never comes back. What do I do?” What Was The Siberian Husky Bred For? First, let’s take a look at the breed description. To begin with, “Qu … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jancy Thompson and Hera

K9 Spotlight: Jancy Thompson and Hera

Apr 23rd 2021

Jancy Thompson & Hera @k9hera_bombdog Private K9 Unit // Explosives Detection "As a past law enforcement officer in California it was a dream of mine to become a detective so that I could investigate crimes; helping victims and thei … read more
K9 Spotlight: Anthony Moore and Xena

K9 Spotlight: Anthony Moore and Xena

Apr 16th 2021

Anthony Moore & Xena Sr. Trainer: Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics K9 Interdiction // Sr. Agent "Xena and I work full time Interdiction for The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. I also serve as our Sr trainer; instructing our OKC training group. … read more
Why Ray Allen Dog Tug Toys Are Vital To K9 Bite Training

Why Ray Allen Dog Tug Toys Are Vital To K9 Bite Training

Apr 14th 2021

Tug toys for dogs are a critical tool used by handlers during K9 bite training or as reward toys — especially when your warrior is still a puppy. Ray Allen proudly features a wide range of tug toys that come in all shapes, sizes, and materials; … read more
K9 Spotlight: Damian Phillips and Viper

K9 Spotlight: Damian Phillips and Viper

Apr 9th 2021

Damian Phillips & Viper@toddphillyK9 Handler // Explosive Detection K9 for Department of Homeland Security"I started working K9 Military Working Dogs (MWD) in The USAF in 2001. Fell in love with it and after retiring from the military went right ba … read more
K9 Spotlight: Thomas Spicer and Jester

K9 Spotlight: Thomas Spicer and Jester

Apr 1st 2021

Thomas Spicer & Jester Lt. Officer // K9 Officer "Jester and I were paired up in July of 2019. This is the first time in my career, of over 20 years, to have a K9 partner. What I didn’t know at the time is how lucky I was that he came … read more
K9 Spotlight: The Jaded Dog Trainer

K9 Spotlight: The Jaded Dog Trainer

Mar 31st 2021

Who Is The Jaded Dog Trainer? There is a reason that Matt Akenhead uses the moniker, The Jaded Dog Trainer. Currently the VP of Sales and Product Development at Ray Allen Manufacturing, Matt has spent over 40 years working with dogs in some c … read more
K9 Spotlight: Julia Storey and K9 Vader

K9 Spotlight: Julia Storey and K9 Vader

Mar 26th 2021

Julia Storey & VaderSRO Officer // Narcotics & K9 Patrol"K9 Vader is my dual purpose narcotics and patrol dog. We help educate other officers and the public. We strive to be better every day in our training and job. My husband and his K9, Kaiser - wh … read more
​Breaking Down the Adjustable Muzzle Vest

​Breaking Down the Adjustable Muzzle Vest

Mar 24th 2021

The  Ray Allen Adjustable Muzzle Vest is the newest piece of innovative training equipment from Ray Allen Manufacturing. It’s made from high quality 1000d Cordura, with packed cloth on the inside and a thick foam built in to take the majori … read more
K9 Spotlight: Emily Yost and K9 Jack

K9 Spotlight: Emily Yost and K9 Jack

Mar 12th 2021

Emily Yost & JackTrainer & Handler // Schutzhund, IPO, IGP@Emilymarieyost"I rescued Jack from the Agoura animal shelter where he had been transferred over from the Palmdale Dog shelter/pound. I think we both needed each other more than we kne … read more
Breaking Down the Primal Canine Decoy Armor Gauntlets

Breaking Down the Primal Canine Decoy Armor Gauntlets

Mar 10th 2021

Primal Canine: A Partnership With The Trainer In MindIn early 2018, Mike Jones of Primal Canine was facing a problem that most dog trainers will face at some point. His every day semi-comp bite suit wasn’t cutting it against bites anymore. The b … read more
K9 Spotlight: Todd Baseggio and K9 Thor

K9 Spotlight: Todd Baseggio and K9 Thor

Mar 5th 2021

Todd Baseggio & ThorFirefighter // Search & Rescue@K9__Thor"West Chicago Fire Protection District, West Chicago, IL. - Canine/Drone Team Success The District’s K9 Thor was involved in a successful search for a missing person. On 12/18/2020 at approxi … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jake Hutchinson

K9 Spotlight: Jake Hutchinson

Mar 3rd 2021

Jake Hutchinson: A Unique Beginning Jake fell into this unique roll almost on accident. In the early 90’s, he joined the Marine Corps Reserve. He planned on using the Corps to help him pay for college, with the end goal of becoming a pilot. Jake … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kathryn Schreiner and K9 Marsoc

K9 Spotlight: Kathryn Schreiner and K9 Marsoc

Feb 26th 2021

Kathryn Schreiner & Marsoc Trainer // Protection & Domestic Violence Support @pawsagainstdomesticviolence_ "Paws Against Domestic Violence is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs and provides them with proper training to cer … read more
K9 Bite Suit Review: The Trainer's Bite Suit

K9 Bite Suit Review: The Trainer's Bite Suit

Feb 24th 2021

Ray Allen Manufacturing is proud to offer a wide range of K9 bite training equipment. The Trainer's Bite Suit is a pants and jacket combo that is designed with a vest and sleeve for optimal bite targets in throughout the chest and back; with re … read more
K9 Spotlight: Cam Buford and K9 Ragnar

K9 Spotlight: Cam Buford and K9 Ragnar

Feb 19th 2021

Cam Buford & Ragnar Mountain Dweller // Protection @hollywoodcolt "Ragnar came to our family when he was 3 months old back in 2017. When I picked him up I loved his energy and his one blue eye. I wanted a tough dog that could be my partner w … read more
K9 Spotlight: Steve Miriani and K9 Ace

K9 Spotlight: Steve Miriani and K9 Ace

Feb 12th 2021

Steve Miriani & Ace Retired K9 Cop // Trainer @warrior_k9_training "One of the hardest decisions in my life occurred in 2008. Due to operational changes within my former LE agency, I faced the decision of giving up my police dog, or car … read more
Quality Through Innovation: The Semi-Comp Bite Suit

Quality Through Innovation: The Semi-Comp Bite Suit

Feb 10th 2021

How It Came To Be Primal Canine’s Mike Jones has been working closely with Ray Allen Manufacturing for over two and a half years in an effort to push forward with new innovations in canine bite training. From bite sleeves to full suits, Pri … read more
K9 Spotlight: Rob Murawski and K9 Gracie

K9 Spotlight: Rob Murawski and K9 Gracie

Feb 5th 2021

Rob Murawski & GraciePolice K9@K9graciegirl358"I decided early on in my career that I wanted to be a k9 handler. I observed first hand how amazing these dogs are at doing their job and how they are always successful. When interacting with the comm … read more
K9 Spotlight: Victor Marx

K9 Spotlight: Victor Marx

Feb 3rd 2021

Victor Marx: Turning a Painful Past Into a Positive Future Victor Marx is the president of All Things Possible, and his powerful story is as empowering as it is heartbreaking. Enduring various forms of abuse and torture since early childhood, Vi … read more
K9 Spotlight: Christian Walsh and K9 Lunatic-Winters

K9 Spotlight: Christian Walsh and K9 Lunatic-Winters

Jan 29th 2021

Christian Walsh & Lunatic-WintersK9 Officer "I grew up with a father that was an officer. I finally got to start my career in 2017. I decided before my career was over in law enforcement I wanted to be a K9 handler. In July 2020 I chose to lea … read more
K9 Spotlight: Veronica Lees and K9 Wolfo

K9 Spotlight: Veronica Lees and K9 Wolfo

Jan 22nd 2021

Veronica Lees & Wolfo Private Contract EOD // Patrol K9 Handler @veronicalees // @k9wolfo "I was working as a veterinary technician out in New Jersey when I first got introduced to the world of K9. I started working with an IPO trainer, a … read more
Transitional Training: The Bite Suit Arm Sleeve

Transitional Training: The Bite Suit Arm Sleeve

Jan 20th 2021

A favorite among K9 bite trainers across the country, our Bite Suit Arm Sleeve is the perfect piece of equipment to transition young dogs onto a bite suit. Its tapered and multi-functional design simulates an actual bite suit while also providi … read more
Starting ‘Em Young: Puppy Bite Development Gear

Starting ‘Em Young: Puppy Bite Development Gear

Jan 16th 2021

When beginning canine bite training with a new puppy, nothing is as important as the gear you choose. Ray Allen Manufacturing offers four stages of puppy bite training equipment, with a final stage that makes transitioning to full bite sleeves … read more
K9 Spotlight: Mike Jones With Primal Canine

K9 Spotlight: Mike Jones With Primal Canine

Jan 6th 2021

Primal Canine & Ray Allen: An Innovative Partnership Primal Canine owner and Head Trainer, Mike Jones, is no stranger to setbacks. On the contrary, these setbacks are largely part of what has helped make Primal Canine what it is today: a trust … read more