Curriculum Vitae David Reaver

​​ Curriculum Vitae

David Reaver

3951 Vernon Ave.

Jurupa Valley, Ca. 92509

Tel. (951) 685 2430 Fax (951) 685 3630 ​​ ​​​​ ​​ ​​​​



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





California Lifetime Teaching Credential.

Certified California P.O.S.T. Instructor.

P.O.S.T. Evaluator.

German Kennel Club Certificate of Merit.

D.E.A. licensed.

Certified Judo Instructor. U.S.J.A.

Licensed Electrical Contractor, State of California.

A.T.F. Licensed.

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


2013State of Calif. V Herring  Superior Court L.A.

2015Vega v Riverside   U.S.​​ Federal Court Riverside

2015Casey v Kern County  U.S.Federal Court Fresno

2015Garlick v Kern County  U.S.​​ Federal Court Fresno

2016Ali Alkhafaji v CHP  U.S.​​ Federal Court San Diego

2016Deferraz v City of Hemet  U.S.Federal Court Riverside

2016McQuery v San Diego  U.S. Federal Court San Diego

2017Newman v Fresno CountyU.S. Federal Court Fresno

2018Koistra v San Diego  U.S. Federal Court San Diego

2018Reader v AZ DPS   Superior Court Maricopa Co.​​ 

2018Cheatum v San Diego  U.S. Federal Court San Diego

2018Chavarria v Downey  U.S Federal Court Los Angeles

2018Rocha v Spokane Co.  U.S. Federal Court Spokane

2018Cash v San Diego   U.S. Federal Court San Diego

2018Rushing v Butte County  U.S Federal Court Sacramento

2018Judge v L. A. County  U.S. Federal Court Los Angeles



This include cases pending as well as cases settled.