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K9 Spotlight: Emilia and Thor

K9 Spotlight: Emilia and Thor

Nov 25th 2022

Emilia and Thor Child with H.I. // Alert Service Dog @project.emilia "Hi, my name is Emilia, and I am 2 years old. I was born with a rare disease known as Hyperinsulinism (H.I.). My Dad was active Military at my birth in the USMC and we w … read more
K9 Spotlight: K9 Vision System with Tatiana Pereira

K9 Spotlight: K9 Vision System with Tatiana Pereira

Nov 16th 2022

We always love attending the HITS K9 Seminar because we get a chance to see demonstrations of innovative K9 gear. One of the advanced pieces of equipment we got to check out at the 2022 Seminar is the K9 Vision System. K9 Vision System pioneered t … read more
K9 Spotlight: Carlos Ramirez of CRK9 Dog Training

K9 Spotlight: Carlos Ramirez of CRK9 Dog Training

Nov 9th 2022

We love getting the opportunity to sit down with professional dog trainers to get their take on industry insights, learn more about their careers in the field, and find out what they love about Ray Allen dog gear! In this edition of the K … read more
K9 Spotlight: Beth Roberts and K9 Dane

K9 Spotlight: Beth Roberts and K9 Dane

Nov 4th 2022

Beth Roberts and K9 Dane K9 Handler // Dual Purpose K9 @jcpd_k9_dane "I was partnered with K9 Dane in 2016 after my first dog had to medically retire early. I vividly remember the day my Sergeant at the time went to the K9 school to lo … read more
K9 Spotlight: Lawrence Ervin and K9 Aurnia

K9 Spotlight: Lawrence Ervin and K9 Aurnia

Oct 21st 2022

Lawrence Ervin and K9 Aurnia Flight Paramedic & Handler // SAR K9 "Aurnia and I met when she was a young, 3 month old pup. I had never had a Malinois companion and to be honest I didn’t know what the breed was all about. I researched … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jay Nix of K9s United

K9 Spotlight: Jay Nix of K9s United

Oct 13th 2022

K9s United is a non-profit organization that supports law enforcement K9 units by providing dog equipment and hosting K9 training sessions across the country. On top of their no-cost K9 training sessions, K9s United provides law enforcement depart … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jordan Potts and Pablo

K9 Spotlight: Jordan Potts and Pablo

Oct 7th 2022

Jordan Potts and Pablo CCSF K9 Handler // Private Sector K9@PottsJD "K-9 Pablo is a high energy Belgian Malinois + German Shepherd mix, imported from Slovakia. He’s a private sector K-9 that clocks countless hours, screening Air Cargo fo … read more
K9 Spotlight: Chris Burns From C&G Holsters

K9 Spotlight: Chris Burns From C&G Holsters

Oct 5th 2022

Many K9 handlers use E-Collars during K9 training, hunting, obedience training, or real-world fieldwork. For ultimate convenience and a hands on approach to training, you'll also need a transmitter holster. We sat down with Chris Burns, t … read more
K9 Spotlight: Naturich's K9 Finest Daily Supplement

K9 Spotlight: Naturich's K9 Finest Daily Supplement

Sep 28th 2022

When it comes to working dogs, nutrition and wellness are top priorities. No matter the age or health of the dog, they may need an extra boost to perform at their best. Adding a nutrient-rich dietary supplement into their daily meals can be t … read more
K9 Spotlight: McKenzie Diaz and Diesel

K9 Spotlight: McKenzie Diaz and Diesel

Sep 23rd 2022

McKenzie Diaz and Diesel K9 Handler // Hospital Security K9 "K9 Diesel and I have been paired together as a team since November 2021. He is a 2 year old German Shepherd and was born in Kentucky. We are part of new K9 program for our loca … read more
K9 Spotlight: Mark Hines of KONG™ Dog Toys

K9 Spotlight: Mark Hines of KONG™ Dog Toys

Sep 21st 2022

We were fortunate enough to sit down and interview Mark Hines, the Lead Behavior Training Specialist of KONG™, the makers of premier dog training toys. Mark talked to us about the history of KONG™ dog toys, his experience … read more
K9 Spotlight: Jacque Bonéy of Allegiance Canine

K9 Spotlight: Jacque Bonéy of Allegiance Canine

Sep 14th 2022

We sat down with Jacque Bonéy, K9 trainer and owner of Allegiance Canine, to learn more about his favorite Ray Allen dog gear, his experience as a dog trainer, his company, and some advice to new handlers and K9 trainers in the industry. Watc … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kristen Berry and Pilot (Part 2 of 2)

K9 Spotlight: Kristen Berry and Pilot (Part 2 of 2)

Sep 9th 2022

Kristen Berry and Pilot Dog Trainer & Handler // Medical Service Dog https://pbdogtraining.com/ "As Pilot's trainer and handler, I set to work immediately laying his foundation for obedience. Since I already have a high level of stamina a … read more
K9 Spotlight: Kristen Berry and Benji (Part 1 of 2)

K9 Spotlight: Kristen Berry and Benji (Part 1 of 2)

Sep 2nd 2022

Kristen Berry and Benji Dog Trainer // Working Dog https://pbdogtraining.com/ "It happens for many mothers. We lose our way on the path of life when our children grow up and leave the house. I'd lost my way alright, and it felt like a hap … read more
K9 Spotlight: Andy Weiman on HITS K9 Seminar

K9 Spotlight: Andy Weiman on HITS K9 Seminar

Aug 24th 2022

If you’re a professional K9 handler, you’ve likely heard of the annual HITS K9 Seminar. Heck, you may have even attended it a few times. Our team at Ray Allen was lucky enough to sit down with one of the founders of HITS, Andy Weiman, to … read more
K9 Spotlight: Chris Page and Rochus

K9 Spotlight: Chris Page and Rochus

Aug 19th 2022

Chris Page and Rochus K9 Handler // Police K9 "Rochus is from Slovakia, originally, but acquired to join our K9 unit. We completed our training together in Georgia, back in 2018. We have been working together for the past four and half year … read more
K9 Spotlight: Travis Hall of Second Chance K9

K9 Spotlight: Travis Hall of Second Chance K9

Aug 3rd 2022

Countless charities aim to give shelter dogs a new home, and hundreds more work to improve the lives of military veterans. We recently sat down with Travis Hall, founder and head trainer of Second Chance K9, to learn more about how his team hel … read more
K9 Spotlight: Luke Bigelow and RAZ

K9 Spotlight: Luke Bigelow and RAZ

Jul 29th 2022

Luke Bigelow and RAZ Retired Police Sergeant // Retired K9 Bomb Dog "Your product, the Blue KONGwas my best friend “RAZ’s” favorite reward. RAZ was a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, a retired L.E. K-9 Bomb Dog, and I was his part … read more
K9 Spotlight: Ayla Mollen and Varlo

K9 Spotlight: Ayla Mollen and Varlo

Jul 15th 2022

Ayla Mollen & Varlo Veterinary Student / Working Dog"My interest in working dogs started last November when I first volunteered with Operational K9 Medical Team of Wisconsin. Since then, I have become a volunteer instructor with them and … read more
K9 Spotlight: Amina Westberg and Layla

K9 Spotlight: Amina Westberg and Layla

Jul 8th 2022

Amina Westberg and LaylaTrainer / Universally Trained Demo Dog@westberg_working_dogs "I have owned 14 dogs in my lifetime and have worked with various working dog breeds, pet/companion dogs, show, sport etc. but not one has come close to my u … read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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