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Our K9 program has evolved for over 40+ years to become one of the most successful and comprehensive training programs for law-enforcement canine teams.  Through experience and expertise we meet and exceed the standers required  for successful modern law-enforcement K9 teams.


David Reaver is available for Law Enforcement, K-9 related court expert witness testimony . Retained in over 70 cases, 100 % successful in every jury trial!


At Adlerhorst, we are the innovators of importing police and security dogs with a strong genetic as well as a working background. Our procurement trips to Europe are made every 6 weeks throughout the year. Each dog is tested comprehensively by Michael Reaver.

New! Electric Detection Courses – The Adlerhorst EDC (electric detection dog course) has been designed to train canines to detect electronic devices that ares prohibited by law or regulation within a specific area, as required to meet the mission, regional and operational deployment needs of each agency. READ MORE

Why Choose Adlerhorst?

We offer an optimal combination of law enforcement and canine experience. All of our staff has a minimum of 10 years’ experience training police service dogs. Additionally, we have a continual training program for new instructors. Three of our instructors are former police canine supervisors and four are former handlers with law enforcement agencies. Our instructors are certified California P.O.S.T. evaluators, as well community college instructors.

Our training director, David Reaver and Michael Reaver, have over 45 years’ experience both in the United States and in Europe training dogs. David Reaver has a Lifetime Teaching Credential from the State of California with a specialty in Police Science.

We are the innovators of procuring dogs with a strong genetic as well as a working background. From inception, we purchased dogs with a European working title, hips, backs and elbows x-rayed and a vet check done personally in Europe prior to shipping. We have a vehicle in Europe capable of transporting 17 dogs, as well as a trailer for an additional 10. We lease kennel facilities in Holland capable of holding 40 dogs.

Procurement trips are made every 6 weeks. Each dog is tested comprehensively by David Reaver. All European titled dogs are not equal. Our testing process is conducted on neutral turf, often in a building. Many European handlers / trainers consider our testing process the most comprehensive they have observed. The techniques and testing standards we introduced over the years have caused many European agencies to reassess their testing and procurement policies.

Because of our procurement methods, all of our dogs are guaranteed against all congenital issues for 12 months, and performance guaranty for 12 months if handler and dog are being trained by Adlerhorst . 6 month performance guaranty for Agencies conducting their own basic handler courses.

  • All of our classes are community college credit classes sponsored by Santa Ana Community College.
  • Currently we are the only presenter of a 24 hour California P.O.S.T. certified re-certification class.
  • Our 240 hour basic patrol class is based on a comprehensive published standard. The program has been tested 50+ times in court with a 100% success rate! Graduate teams are guaranteed to meet any required National or International standard.
  • Our detection classes include narcotics, explosive, arson and cadaver training. All licenses are in place from DEA and ATF, as well as a CHP license to transport explosives.
  • We offer a 16 hour agitator class that not only teaches proper techniques but behavior theories as well. A limited advanced agitator class is available also.
  • Additionally, we offer a monthly maintenance program either on site in Riverside or off site as required. Currently we train in multiple areas in California, as well as Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. An informational brochure describing this service is on our web site.

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James King
James King
17:32 01 Sep 20
Great K9 training.
Scott Tracy
Scott Tracy
19:32 25 Jul 20
Thanks again to everyone at Adlerhost. From CGPD
syd ahmad
syd ahmad
07:28 30 Mar 20
Lovely kind people!! Years ago i was their guest. And they treated me like a king. Great memories. Thnk you greetings... from the Netherlands more
John Ellis
John Ellis
00:18 03 Mar 20
Love all of these people from Adlerhorst, taken me in as family. I'll never forget the greatness from them and there... hearts, pure honesty. .read more
David Gibson
David Gibson
20:39 20 Feb 20
They provided an amazing K9 that was a very integral part of a top rated team I was proud to be a part of.
infectedvector .
infectedvector .
17:57 08 Feb 20
Dave, Mike, and Veronique are the best. Thanks to Jim E. and Doug K. for making the training the best I've ever... more
D. Taylor
D. Taylor
23:16 26 Oct 19
Best K9 training facility anywhere. Top notch trainers and quality dogs.
Andrew Stevens
Andrew Stevens
18:15 22 Apr 19
I had a wonderful experience with Adlerhorst. I purchased my German Shepherd here last week and could not be more... thrilled with the quality of the animal. At home, he is great with my 2 year old and 4 year old. In the field he is ready to rock and roll. Thank you so much for matching me with my more
Glen Anderson
Glen Anderson
19:26 01 Aug 18
Best K-9 Kennels I have ever visited. Excellent selection of dogs and Dave and Mike Reaver, the owners are super guys.
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