Bill + Susan Forbes

Bill Forbes is the Owner of K9 Tactical Gear. His passion for improving working dog gear is second to none. With 30 years experience in the dog industry, Bill knows what works and what doesn't. He stands behind our product because we have tried and tested our equipment with local law enforcement.

In his downtime, Bill enjoys cooking, gardening, camping, and spending time with his family.


Susan has been with the company since the very beginning. She is not only the office manager but the woman who does it all. She is the one that connects with all our customers. Without her, this business would not be the same.

In her downtime, Susan thoroughly enjoys watching animal videos, spending time with her animals, going to Disneyland, and playing pranks on her family. 

Dillon Forbes

Lead Designer

Like father, like son. Dillon started helping in the shop when he was just eight years old. He is now a full-time designer here at K9 Tactical Gear. He is an incredibly skilled craftsman who accepts nothing less than excellence. The talent he exudes shows with every design and product he creates. 

In his downtime, you can find Dillon at the gym, eating, exploring the great outdoors, taking a long walk on the beach, or spending time with his dog.

Shelby Forbes

Office Administrator

 Shelby graduated from William Jessup University with honors where she earned her B.S. in Business Finance. She started full-time with the family business in 2016. She is excited to help improve business operations and put her education into practice. 

 In her downtime, she loves going to concerts, spending time with family and friends, taking hikes, and hanging out with her animals.

Betty Styles

Shipping Wrangler

This woman is our favorite Southern Belle. She goes by "Gam Gam" around the shop. She dedicates every single weekday to coming and helping no matter what the task may be. She keeps every one in the shop happy!

You can find her pricing and organizing the showroom and putting boxes together. She works diligently no matter what task she is given. Grandma also keeps the team happy and fed as long as we keep a full supply of Diet Coke and Iced Tea in the fridge.


Yvonne Cotter

Tactical Seamstress

Yvonne has known the wonderful Forbes family for over 15 years. Their daughters have gone to school together from kindergarten through high school. She has been working for K9 Tactical Gear for 3 years now.

In addition to sewing, she enjoys horseback riding, animals, gardening, and canning."

She is the most dedicated and hard-working employee around. She is festive for every occasion and always brings a joyful atmosphere to our shop.

Max Hennessy


Max is the master of working overtime. He is fueled by M&M's because his sweet tooth is like no other. His love for Dax is out of this world. You will often find him throwing the ball for him around the shop. This guy loves some true rock + roll and is often found in a band t-shirt. 

Max is never afraid to roll his sleeves up and get dirty. He will always lend a helping hand without a single complaint. He is incredibly hard-working and is outstanding at every task he completes.