About Man K-9
With over 40 years of experience, there’s a lot to share.
Certifications and Memberships
Serving the community is important to Manuel. Over the years, Manuel has devoted countless hours to the Humane Societies by working to educate the public in the care and training of our canine friends. In 2003 Manuel’s work was recognized with The Friends of Animals award from the North County Humane Society.
Family Dog Training
Recognizing Manuel’s skills in working with dogs, Fon took Manuel under his wing and together they trained hundreds of dogs in various fields from puppy training, general and advanced obedience, to police service dogs. During the 1980s and 1990s Manuel trained thousands of family dogs while serving as the head dog trainer for leading facilities in the region, including:
- San Diego Humane Society
- San Diego Obedience Club
- North County Humane Society
- CGC Training
- AKC Competition
- Aggression Problems
- Behavioral Problems
Award Winning Police Canines
K9 Raven with numerous 1st place awards and a prestigious Top Dog award
Man-K9 have had the pleasure to produce not only superior dogs out on the streets but also in the competition ring.
The K-9s we have trained have left a significant impression at prestigious trials, such as the Annual Riverside Canine Trials.
Our intense training on “obedience and control” ultimately gains spotlight attention at these competitions .Recently, officer James Smith and his K-9, Nero, of the Oceanside Police Department won the Top Dog Award at the 17th Annual Riverside K-9 Trails. The duo garnered media attention in The Coast News because this novice team won high marks in their first competition beating out seasoned “open” competitors.
Over the years, our handlers and their K-9s have repeatedly earned the following honors:
- Top Dog Award
- Judges Choice Award
- 1st place in Obedience
- 1st. place in Agility
- 1st. place in Area search
- 1st place in Building Search
- 1st place in Protection
Retired Carlsbad Police K-9, Arlo, and his handler, Corporal Allen Severy, took home multiple trophy wins over the years. One major award included an open overall trophy, highlighting how they excelled in all phases of the trial.
The competition stadium is just another avenue that Man K-9 is able to demonstrate the talent of our police canines and handlers.