About K9 and Police Handler Training

About Top Dog Police K-9 Training and Consulting

Experience You Can Count On

The owner of Top Dog Police K9 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 K9 unit commander.  He served as the trainer of  the unit  until he retired in 2011.

Ron is well respected in the K9 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 K9 Magazine.  Ron still enjoys attending conferences as a student.  He feels the K9 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 K9 training.  We will provide each agency with the training they need and desire.

We recognize that many supervisors and commanders have been assigned the K9 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 K9 unit supervisor.   


Learn More

Talk to us today about how we can support your agency K9 needs.  Email Ron Cloward at toppdog97@yahoo.com or call 209-596-4336.

Top Dog Police K9 Training and Consulting, LLC

19091 CA Hwy 120
Ripon, CA 95366

Phone: 209-596-4336

Email: toppdog97@yahoo.com


Mon 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tue 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wed 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thu 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Our Partners

Kats K9
Roy Allen Manufacturing
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