The owner of Top Dog Police K-9 Training and Consulting, Ron Cloward, is a retired police lieutenant in California. Ron was a handler of three different police canines during his 26 year career. Ron and his final partner, Pele, were named the Top Dog and Top Competitor in 1997. Ron served as the unit trainer after being promoted to sergeant in 2000. A 14-dog unit kept Ron very busy. In 2005, Ron was promoted to lieutenant and was the K-9 unit commander. He served as the trainer of the unit until he retired in 2011.
Ron is well respected in the K-9 community and has been a member of Western States Police Canine Association for 25 years. He has served as the president of W. S. P. C . A., and served on a committee for California P.O.S.T. He has taught in conferences across the country and has authored numerous articles featured in Police K-9 Magazine. Ron still enjoys attending conferences as a student. He feels the K-9 industry is ever changing and one must never feel he has gained complete knowledge.
Our training programs will be designed to the needs of each agency. We understand the differing philosophies in regards to K-9 training. We will provide each agency with the training they need and desire.
We recognize that many supervisors and commanders have been assigned the K-9 Unit with little or no experience working a canine. To that end, our supervisory programs are designed for the agency supervisor, as well as those looking for the opportunity to become a K-9 unit supervisor.