Owners

David Reaver

Founder, Owner, Instructor

Dave Reaver has been involved in training of Police & Sport Dogs for over forty years. He started Adlerhorst in 1976, and has been the innovator of using the imported dog for Police Service. Dave has been the trend setter in the training of service dogs for almost thirty years. Dave was a reserve Police Officer for twenty years.

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 […]

Instructors

David Reaver

Founder, Owner, Instructor

Dave Reaver has been involved in training of Police & Sport Dogs for over forty years. He started Adlerhorst in 1976, and has been the innovator of using the imported dog for Police Service. Dave has been the trend setter in the training of service dogs for almost thirty years. Dave was a reserve Police Officer for twenty years.

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 […]

Ron Ramirez

Instructor

Ron Ramirez is a retired police officer who worked as a handler, supervisor and department trainer. He has been an instructor at Adlerhorst since 2007, serving as one of the instructors for the Basic Handler Course, Patrol & Detection Monthly Training, the Re-Certification Courses and the K9 Evaluators Course. Ron is currently a full time instructor for the Basic Detection Courses.

Paul Western

Instructor

Paul Western has been in law enforcement with the San Bernardino sheriff’s and Pomona Police department for twenty three years. He spent thirteen years as a K9 officer working a dual purpose dog for apprehension and explosives. He also spent ten years as a SWAT team member working as a K9 handler and explosive breacher. Paul western has been with Adlerhorst since 2008 as a apprehension, narcotics, explosive and mobile odor detection instructor.

Rod Pulsipher

Instructor

Rod is a retired California Highway Patrol Officer. He has worked for Adlerhorst since 2016 serving as a detection instructor for explosive and narcotic K9’s. He currently works the monthly narcotic and explosive maintenance classes and annual certifications for Northern California.

Ed Nicks

Instructor

Ed was a Police Officer and a supervisor for thirty three years. He first became a dog handler in 1979. He has also been active in the Schutzhund sport for many years. He has been with Adlerhorst full time since his retirement in 2003. Ed resides in West Texas and does much of our satellite training in the Southwest.

Tom Brown

Instructor

Tom Brown Tom Brown has worked for the Pasadena Police Department for the last twenty-four years. Tom worked as a decoy for five years before becoming a canine handler. Tom worked a cross-trained patrol dog for nine years. He has worked for Adlerhorst since 2008 after completing the Post Evaluators Course. Tom works as a Post Evaluator for patrol and narcotic re-certification classes. Tom is currently working monthly narcotic maintenance and the Basic Narcotic Classes.

Tom Fidel

Instructor

Tom Fidel has been in law enforcement for over twenty five years. He currently works as a dual purpose canine handler for an agency in San Diego County. Tom has been a handler for more than fifteen years and has worked three police canines. He has been a patrol, narcotics, and explosive dog handler. He currently works the patrol and detection monthly training for San Diego County.

Glen Anderson

Instructor

Glen Anderson worked for the Rialto Police Department and has over twenty years in Law Enforcement. He has over 14 years as a canine handler / trainer. He currently works the monthly narcotic maintenance classes for drug detection.

Kevin Feimer

Instructor

Kevin Feimer has been with Riverside Police Department for 21 years. Kevin decoyed for 9 years before becoming a K9 handler. Kevin has been a handler for 10 years working an apprehension dog. Kevin worked 4 years with SWAT as a K9 handler.

Marty Lepird

Instructor

Marty is a retired Sergeant with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He spent seventeen years assigned to the canine unit where he served as a handler, trainer and training supervisor. He has worked for Adlerhorst since 2017 and currently conducts the monthly maintenance training and annual certifications for patrol in Northern California.

Doug Kelly

Instructor

Doug was a Police Officer for twenty years, and a handler for seven years. He has been an instructor for Adlerhorst since 1999. Doug is one of the instructors for our six week Basic Handler Course. In addition he does the maintenance training for our Northern California Group and Palm Springs. He is one of the instructors for POST re-certification and patrol re-certifications.

Administrative Staff

Veroniqu Weaver

Veronique Reaver

Secretary & Treasurer

Veronique Reaver has been with Adlerhorst since 2005  handling accounts, contracts, bids, sales and business management. Speaks fluent Dutch, German and English.

Judith Smithson

Administrative

Judith is an invaluable member of our Adlerhorst team. She takes care of the administrative ,billing in the office and oversees the health management and well being of our Adlerhorst canines. Judith has many years of sports training in both obedience and protection. She is the proud owner of JJK9 Ranch, professional Police canine grooming and excellent European German shepherd breeding.

Kennel Staff

Jeremy Miranda

Kennel Staff

Jeremy Miranda has been decoying for Southern California agencies for more than seven years. Jeremy has been with Adlerhorst International LLC since 2017.

Joseph Olinger

Kennel Staff

Joseph Olinger has been with Adlerhorst International LLC since 2016. Joe takes excellent care of the maintenance and well being of our Adlerhorst canines. Joe developed his passion and love for dogs while working with his families hunting dogs.