About Cali K9®
Jas Leverette’s California K9 Solutions® voted Best of Silicon Valley Pet Trainer in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 ans 2017, offers expert modern dog training services in San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in beginning through advanced on-leash and off-leash formal dog obedience and agility, modern puppy training, socialization, behavior modification, aggressive dog rehabilitation, companion dog training, service dog training, working dog and dog sport training (Schutzhund/IPO, PSA, etc.) and law enforcement K9 training.
About Jas Leverette
Jas Leverette was born in New York and grew up in Oakland, and is Cali K9®′s founder, owner and canine behavior expert. He owned dogs, 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.
A lifelong animal communicator and pet trainer, Jas got his start training equines with natural horse training techniques using body language to communicate. He has trained dogs and horses his entire life and has many years of animal training experience. He has trained hundreds of companion dogs, sport dogs and working law enforcement K9s and can recognize drive, temperament, and disposition in all breeds. He has a passion for his work, the know-how to optimize a dog’s true potential, and the skill to temper and train even the most difficult dog, including the intelligent high-drive Belgian malinois military working dog, as seen in the 2015 movie Max. He currently owns Dutch shepherds, Belgian malinois, German shepherds and a French bulldog.
Jas is an experienced certified Schutzhund/IPO decoy and helper. He is also a certified decoy in PSA (Protection Sports Association). Protection dog sports evaluate the physical qualities and character traits of ideal working dogs, including stamina, endurance, agility, temperament, ability to handle stress, courage, handler loyalty and the desire to work. Working dogs with these traits are confident protectors and skilled competitors. An active member, trainer and decoy with the Central Coast Schutzhund Club, based in Hollister, CA, he participates in regional, national and international workshops and competitions as both a dog handler and decoy. He recently founded the Bay Area Dog Sport Club™ in San Jose dedicated to K9 protection sports, Schutzhund, IPO, PSA and dock diving dog sport. Leverette works with local law enforcement agencies training their K9s, including the San Jose Police Dept. and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept.
His clientele includes NBA star Steph Curry, professional entertainers including Michael B. Jordan, Berner, Kevin Hart, Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete, Rico Love, Nef the Pharaoh and Sage the Gemini, and members of the Golden State Warrior, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Los Angeles Rams players and their canines.