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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.&n … 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 27th 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 19th 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
Ray Allen Leather Gauntlet

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 tempting to … read more
K9 Spotlight: John Slye and Timon

K9 Spotlight: John Slye and Timon

Feb 12th 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 Quick Release Leather Harness

Ray Allen 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
Ray Allen Leather Tracking Harness

Ray Allen 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
Ray Allen Double Layer Leather Harness

Ray Allen Double Layer Leather Harness

Jan 26th 2022

Our team at Ray Allen Manufacturing knows hardcore working dogs need durable and long-lasting gear, and the last thing K9 handlers want to do is replace their dog harnesses year after year. That’s why we created the Double Layer Leather Harness … read more
Rex Specs Ear Pro: K9 Hearing Protection

Rex Specs Ear Pro: K9 Hearing Protection

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
Ray Allen Leather Padded Tracking Harness

Ray Allen 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
Ray Allen Biothane Multifunction Harness

Ray Allen 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 3rd 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 2nd 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