K9 Advantage Dog Training since 1986

Owner and trainer, Roy Hayes, has been training dogs since 1986. In 1989 Roy created K9 Advantage in Richmond, CA with the idea he would give his clients the “K9 Advantage”.

Roy went to Pro-Train, a state accredited school, in Oakland, CA and was certified in Puppy & Adult Obedience, Behavior Modification, Police Dog Training and Kennel Management. Upon completion, Pro-Train hired Roy, and he started training Police dogs with the San Francisco PD, Napa PD, and Solono County Sheriff's Dept.

As a volunteer behaviorist at the San Francisco SPCA, Roy helped people from all over the country with their dog’s behavior problems and helped create a training program for volunteer dog walkers to help reduce the return rate of adopted dogs.

Roy held twenty-two obedience classes a week for puppy and adult dogs in the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time, he also helped start a Dog Bite Prevention program for Oakland Elementary Schools with Glen Howe of the Oakland Animal Control.

In 2005, he moved to the Kingman area.  Roy trained dogs for PETCO from 2006 – 2011. In 2007, he helped co-found Mohave CARE-Net. In 2008, CARE-Net and Roy created Friends from the Pen (a dog rehabilitation and training program at the AZ State Prison in Kingman, AZ).

Between 2006 - 2012 Roy worked with local shelters (  For the Luv of Paws ,  HALT - Help Animals Lives Today , and  Western Arizona Humane Society  ) and other volunteers socializing and training dogs.

K9 Advantage in Kingman, AZ. Lake Havasu, AZ. Fort Mohave, AZ. Bullhead City, AZ. Las Vegas, NV. Neddles, CA. Roy Hayes in Kingman

Friends From The Pen

The Friends From The Pen program saved 125 dogs from euthanasia in the two years of operation.