CALI K9® DOG TRAINERS
JAS LEVERETTE – OWNER – K9 TRAINER – DOG BEHAVIORIST
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 also competes in dog sport and working dog events.
He was voted Metro’s 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. His personal dogs include a Dutch Shepherd, two Belgian Malinois, and a German Shepherd.
TAREN – DOG TRAINER
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® training method, which renewed her passion for dog training. She currently owns a Dogo Argentino, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, and a Cali K9®-bred Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd cross. She trains and intends to compete in dog sport and working dog events.
ABY – DOG TRAINER
Aby is an experienced dog trainer who started with Cali K9® as a client with his Australian Shepherd, Echo. Prior to training dogs, he was a combat medic and sergeant in the US Army. He is currently training Zeus, his Cali K9®-bred Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd mix to compete in dog sport and working dog competitions.
ISAIAH – DOG TRAINER
Isaiah is a dog trainer with several years of hands-on training experience. Born and raised in Kentucky, he owned and operated a dog training, daycare, and grooming business where he worked with dogs of all breeds, sizes, ages and temperaments. He also bred and raised Cane Corsos and Presa Canarios. Currently, he owns a Presa Canario and a Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd mix puppy. He relocated to Northern California to work with Jas Leverette and the Cali K9® team.