Mr. Reaver became involved with Police Dog Training in 1960 in Germany and Holland where he assisted in training Police & Sport Dogs while training several dogs of his own.
Upon returning to this country he continued his education in the area of working dogs and returned to Europe frequently for updated training. He became involved in the Schutzhund sport in this country during its forming stages in 1972. He was training director and held office in several Schutzhund Clubs.
During the 1970’s he became aware of a procurement and training program used by most law enforcement agencies that had not changed in many years. As an extension of his interest in dogs he set out to introduce more current techniques from Europe.
Founder and president of Adlerhorst International LLC
Since 1973 more than 5,000 dogs have been trained for police service at our facility. This includes patrol, narcotics, explosives, arson, search & rescue as well as IED detection dogs for route clearance and the first suicide bomber dogs in this Country.
First to implement a program based on importing pre-trained dogs. This has proven to be the most cost-effective method of providing dogs and training. This is now the industry standard.
Provided dogs for over 500 law enforcement agencies.
Introduced the guard & bark deployment to law enforcement in 1975.
First in California to have a comprehensive written standard of performance.
First to do a practical police dog demonstration in Superior and Federal Courts. This has evolved into being qualified for courts in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Ohio and Kansas as an expert in dog behavior, training and deployment of police service dogs, as well as detection dogs and privately-owned dogs. With an additional qualification as a dog bite expert.
Retained or consulted in numerous cases referred to the U.S, Court of Appeals: 9th circuit. Use of a Police Service Dog deemed acceptable in all cases.
Duvall v Santa Monica
Shannon v City of Costa Mesa
Brooks v City of Santa Ana
Quintanilla v City of Downey
Jetton v City of Downey
Martineau v City of Cypress
Vera Cruz v City of Escondido
Parra v City of Chino
Chrysler v City of West Covina
Kish v City of Santa Monica
Sebulsky v City of Riverside
Sorchini v City of Covina
Viehmeyer v City of Santa Ana
Lowry v City of San Diego
From 1982 to 1988 he took a team of 5 American Police Dog Handlers to the International Police Dog Championships in Germany. Acted as team captain and trainer, as well as an American representative to the International Police Dog Congress meeting conducted in conjunction with the competition. Twice during the competition, we received an award for the top tracking score.
Mr. Reaver was a reserve police officer from 1977 to 1997. In that capacity he has acted as department trainer for Fontana Police Department. Additionally, he was assigned to the S.W.A.T team as a dog handler.
Holds a lifetime teaching credential from The California Community Colleges for Police Science. This includes all aspects of police dog training as well as instruction in weaponless defense (Judo).
On the committee selected to develop the first P.O.S.T. certified classes in California.
First certified P.O.S.T. evaluator for the State of California.
Has instructed for Chaffee College, Riverside Community College, Rancho Santiago College, Rio Hondo College, Riverside Sheriffs Dept. and the Orange County Sheriff's Department in P.O.S.T. certified classes. Additionally, he has conducted P.O.S.T. equivalent classes in Texas, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon & Arizona.
Developed first California P.O.S.T. certified canine related class in 1984. Currently instructs in, or provides instructors for four P.O.S.T. certified classes in California, as well as P.O.S.T. equivalent re certification classes in New Mexico & Arizona.
Consulted with and exchanged information with representatives from police dog schools in Germany, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Mexico, Luxembourg, Brazil, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Japan & China
Published numerous articles on police dog training and deployment.
Our training program was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division as the model for Police Service Dog training in the United States.
Currently we have seven courses certified for college credit through Santa Ana College.
Conversant in both the German & Dutch languages.
German Shepherd Dog Club
United Schutzhund Clubs of America
Schaferhunde Verein (SV)(German Shepherd Dog Club of Germany)
K.N.P.V. (Royal Netherlands Police Dog Association)
D.V.G. (German all breed working dog club)
Inland Empire Police Canine Association
Orange County Police Canine Association
Los Angeles County Police Canine Association
California Narcotics Officers Canine Association
United States Judo Association
United States Martial Arts Association.
Oregon Police Canine Association
Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association
National Police Canine Association
LICENSES & CERTIFICATES
California Lifetime Teaching Credential.
Certified California P.O.S.T. Instructor.
German Kennel Club Certificate of Merit.
Certified Judo Instructor. U.S.J.A.
Licensed Electrical Contractor, State of California.
California Highway Patrol licensed to transport explosives for training.
Instructor Rancho Santiago Valley College
Instructor Riverside County Sheriff's Department POST Classes
Named as an expert for last 5 years
2013 State of Calif. V Herring Superior Court L.A.
2015 Vega v Riverside U.S. Federal Court Riverside
2015 Casey v Kern County U.S.Federal Court Fresno
2015 Garlick v Kern County U.S. Federal Court Fresno
2016 Ali Alkhafaji v CHP U.S. Federal Court San Diego
2016 Deferraz v City of Hemet U.S.Federal Court Riverside
2016 McQuery v San Diego U.S. Federal Court San Diego
2017 Newman v Fresno County U.S. Federal Court Fresno
2018 Koistra v San Diego U.S. Federal Court San Diego
2018 Reader v AZ DPS Superior Court Maricopa Co.
2018 Cheatum v San Diego U.S. Federal Court San Diego
2018 Chavarria v Downey U.S Federal Court Los Angeles
2018 Rocha v Spokane Co. U.S. Federal Court Spokane
2018 Cash v San Diego U.S. Federal Court San Diego
2018 Rushing v Butte County U.S Federal Court Sacramento
2018 Judge v L. A. County U.S. Federal Court Los Angeles
This include cases pending as well as cases settled.