Cali K9®‘s founder, owner, dog trainer, and canine behavior expert Jas Leverette conducts evaluations, private and semi-private sessions, and advanced and intermediate group classes.

He was born in New York and grew up in Oakland, California. During his youth, he owned and trained dogs and horses, played youth football with the Oakland Dynamites, and participated in equestrian sports, including jumping, dressage, vaulting and trail riding. At Oakland High School, he played football and was an Oakland Athletic League wrestling champion for four years.

He got his start training equines with natural horse training techniques that use body language to communicate. He’s trained horses, hundreds of companion dogs, working dogs, and law enforcement K9s, and dozens of professional dog trainers.

He was voted Best of Silicon Valley ‘Best Pet Trainer’ for the past eight years in a row…2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019!

Jas is passionate about his work and has the natural ability to recognize drive, temperament, and disposition in all breeds and to communicate with animals. He has the know-how to optimize a dog’s true potential and the skill to temper and train even the most difficult dog.

Jas is married to Nouhaila Leverette and lives in Oakland, California. He personal dogs include a Dutch shepherd, two Belgian Malinois, and a German shepherd. He is currently working on his new reality show that will air on a major streaming platform in 2020.


Savy is an experienced dog trainer who conducts one-on-one and semi-private sessions and teaches group obedience and agility classes.

A Bay Area native and animal lover, she grew up around herding and hunting dogs, which fueled her passion for dog training. At Sonoma State University, she focused on animal behavior and has over six years of dog obedience training experience.

She is excited to be a part of the Cali K9® dog training team and currently owns a border collie mix named Sara.


Taren is an experienced dog trainer who conducts private training sessions, works with the Cali K9® Board & Train and Day Camp dogs and assists in group obedience and agility classes.

Raised in San Jose, she grew up with Chesapeake Bay retrievers where she learned through training them how all dogs learn differently. She also started riding ponies and horses at a young age and gained a respect for animals and their trainers.

As a Cali K9® client training her American Staffordshire/Australian cattle dog in 2015, she fell in love with the Cali K9® dog training method, which renewed her passion for dog training. She looks forward to dock diving competitions with her young Chesapeake Bay retriever.

Dog Trainers – Bay Area K9 Trainers – Cali K9® was last modified: November 21st, 2019 by Cali K9