Ray Murphy Co-Founder, Lead Police K-9 Instructor & Decoy
Ray is a US Marine veteran who served with the 1st Battalion 2nd Marines STA platoon during Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm. As a civilian, he now attends multiple tactical shooting courses, including fighting pistol, carbine, and car jacking defense.
After the Marines, Ray attended Illinois State University, where he graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice.
He is certified through Tarheel Canine in North Carolina, having gone through two of Tarheel’s accelerated courses (Professional Dog Trainer, and Personal Protection), and is a Police K9 Instructor Certification through Torchlight K9, with an emphasis on scenario-based training.
Ray Murphy is also the co-owner, Training Director, and Lead Behaviorist of Koru K9 Dog Training and Rehabilitation. One of the largest, and most successful privately owned pet dog behavior modification companies in California (located in five states).
Ray and Nero (pictured) achieved their PDC, PSA-1 title (Protection Work and Obedience), and Canine Good Citizen title before Nero’s untimely and unexpected passing. Ray is now working with his new German Shepherd (Czech lines), Voodoo — training to be future PSA champions!
Ted Summers Co-Founder, Director of Training & Lead Police K-9 Instructor
Ted has been involved in working K9’s for over a decade in various forms from retrievers, to hunting terriers to protection and police service dogs. His specialties are grip work and development, patrol and utility work and proper decoy work, detection training and K9 policy and procedure. Ted acts as the training director for our PSA club and is a certified trial decoy. Ted teaches our decoy and handler schools and our SWAT/SORT integration seminars as well as our decoy camp for police service trainers and handlers and does numerous camps for military special operations. Ted is also one of the co-hosts on Working Dog Radio