Michael Reaver

Michael Reaver

Owner, Instructor

Michael Reaver has served as an army veteran for six years, deployed overseas to numerous countries, Iraq , Afghanistan, Macedonia and Afrika.

His fundamentals for dog training were laid at an early age.

By 8 years of age he had obedience trained several young dogs.

At 14 years of age he made several procurement trips to Europe. These trips included assisting “Adlerhorst” as a pioneer in Eastern European procurement. He was not simply an observer. Mike handled dogs on Frequent breaks for the already procured dogs.

Age 16 he attended several Police Dog Handler Courses, successfully earning a Police Dog Titles.

Age 18 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. One of his assignments was with the 1st Armored Division in Germany. During his 3 years in Germany he participated in Schutzhund training in local clubs.
He also met his father during procurement trips, to assist in testing and procurement.

As an Infantry Sergeant Michael was part of the initial deployment to Iraq.

While in Germany he met and married his wife.

After 6 years Michael was discharged and returned to “Adlerhorst” in 2005.

Accomplishments

As “full time” Police Dog/Handler trainer his accomplishments are numerous.

During 2006 Michael conducted several courses for the Canadian and German Military Units.

In 2010 Michael trained the first Mobile Odor Dogs in this Country for LAX Police.
During this period Auburn University was “studying” the feasibility of deploying explosive dogs on moving people in an airport facility. Michael accomplished the task while they studied.
The Lax are “Full-Service Dogs” to date….no negative statistics!!

From 2011 to 2016 Michael was a contract trainer for Tier One Military Units for the U.S. and several foreign military units. This included several deployments to combat zones.
Foreign contacts include units from Canada, England, Germany, Norway, Denmark, France and Poland.
In most cases this includes procurement of dogs as well as training.

Additionally, the FBI SWAT team trained and procured dogs from this source as well.

2016 saw Michael and Veronique returning to “Adlerhorst”

2016-2017 John Hopkins University contacted Michael based on their investigation for programs similar to LAX. This is an ongoing relationship.
2017 Harris County Texas and Texas A&M were tasked with providing explosive dogs for the Super Bowl in Houston. Michael provided this service.

While Adlerhorst has been successful in the field as well as the courts, Michael has brought his world wide experience to upgrade our training as well.

This includes our Patrol as well as Detection Courses.

Using simple operant conditioning techniques false alerting detection dogs have virtually disappeared.

Our procurement is also still very personal. The procurement trips are done personally. Mike is making 6-8 trips a year to visit clubs and European Vendors.

Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-006 Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise 3 Hours June 22, 2016

Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
ASPD #256 A2C Agitator II Course 24hrs October 3, 2022
ASPD #256 A1C Agitator I Course 16hrs September 22, 2022
AIC Instructor Course 480hours September 12, 2022
APSD #256 HDC Handler Development Course 40hrs September 12, 2022
APSD #256 BHC Basic Handlers Course 240 hrs September 12, 2022
ASPD #255 A2C Agitator II Course 24hrs August 8, 2022
ASPD #255 A1C Agitator I Course 16hrs July 28, 2022
APSD #255 HDC Handler Development Course 40hrs July 18, 2022
APSD #255 BHC Basic Handlers Course 240 hrs July 18, 2022
AIC Instructor Course 480hours July 18, 2022
ASPD #254 A2C Agitator II Course 24hrs June 13, 2022
ASPD #254 A1C Agitator I Course 16hrs June 2, 2022
APSD #254 HDC Handler Development Course 40hrs May 23, 2022
AIC Instructor Course 480hours May 23, 2022
APSD #254 BHC Basic Handlers Course 240 hrs May 23, 2022
ASPD #253 A2C Agitator II Course 24hrs April 11, 2022
ASPD #253 A1C Agitator I Course 16hrs March 31, 2022
AIC Instructor Course 480hours March 21, 2022
APSD #2253 BHC Basic Handlers Course 240hrs March 21, 2022
APSD #253 HDC Handler Development Course 40hrs March 21, 2022
ASPD #252 A2C Agitator II Course 24hrs February 7, 2022
APSD #252 BHC Basic Handlers Course 240hrs January 17, 2022
APSD #252 HDC Handler Development Course 40hrs January 17, 2022
ASPD #252A1C Agitator I Course 16hrs January 17, 2022
AIC Instructor Course 480hours January 17, 2022
ASPD #251 A2C Agitator II Course 24hrs November 29, 2021
ASPD #251 A1C Agitator I Course 16hrs November 19, 2021
APSD #251BHC Basic Handlers Course 240 hrs November 8, 2021
AIC Instructor Course 480hours November 8, 2021
APSD #245 HDC Handler Development Course 40hrs November 9, 2020