2017 Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show – Class Schedule

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2016 Police K-9 Conference Class Schedule

Police K-9 Magazine continues to lead the way in K-9 handler training with instructors from all over the world. The classes will cover every aspect of k-9 handling. Handlers in all stages of their careers will benefit from the knowledge and experience shared in these classes.

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Tuesday, March 8th



REGISTRATION


Registration starts at 2 PM – 2nd Floor Conference Center
All attendees will receive a free SWAG bag and conference t-shirt!



ICEBREAKER SOCIAL 5:00-8:00 PM


You’re invited…to a “Vegas” themed evening of food, fun and networking. Join us in the Vendor Hall to meet and greet with vendors, class instructors and 700+ attendees.

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor, Georgia K9 NTC



Wednesday, March 9th


Classroom A

Classroom B

Classroom E

Classroom F/G

Classroom 6


8:00-10:00 AM


Bart Bellon® and the
NePoPo® Training System

Bart Bellon

K-9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care: Answering Common Concerns and Tactical Trauma Care for Operational K-9s
Lee E. Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVECC
& Jo-Anne Brenner

Decoy and Bite Work
Franco Angelini
Service Dog Procurement from 1970 into the 21st Century
David Reaver
Boost Your K-9 Athlete’s Performance: K-9 Healthcare from Kennel Environment to Nutrition
Jill Cline, PhD &
Rick Kesler, DVM

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, K-9 BSD



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


Imprinting Scent Specific Tracking Dogs
Jeff Schettler

The Four Parts of K- Aggression Instinct and the Pack/Bonding Instinct
Tony Guzman
& Robert Suarez

Advanced K-9 Tactics
Integration Course

Romeo Ingreso
& Ernest Wolosewicz
Detector Dog Selection Testing
Ken Pavlick
Can You Recognize a Homemade
Explosive (HME) Lab?

Dr. Julie Wilkerson
& Claire Rayburn

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH

Everyone will be on their own for lunch, but there are four fabulous dining options to choose from inside the gorgeous Tuscany Suites! Click here for details.



1:15-3:15 PM


E-Collar: Off Leash Control
and Canine Problem Solving
Doug Roller
Scent Detection Training
Paul Shaughnessy
Preparing Your K-9 for Combat
Scott Clark
Reality Based Detection Training
Rodney Spicer
Introduction to Improvised Explosive Formulations
Ryan Morris

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, K-9 BSD



3:30-5:30 PM


Detector Dog Behavior
Ken Licklider
Training to a Tactical Level
Brett Titus
Tactical Obedience Training Methods
Jerry Bradshaw & Sean Siggins
Officer Involved Shootings
Danny King
Unraveling the Fundamental Misunderstandings and Misconceptions about Scent Training Aids: Why a good Pseudo is better than Real
David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD, CChem

HOSPITALITY NIGHT 5:30-8:00 PM


Hospitality night with appetizers and beverages in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our GOLD  Sponsor, Elite K-9



Thursday, March 10th


Classroom A

Classroom B

Classroom E

Classroom F/G

Classroom 6


8:00-10:00 AM


Bart Bellon® and the NePoPo® Training System
Bart Bellon

K-9 Healthwatch: Reading Your K-9 and Temperature Control
Dr. Alexis Newman

Decoy and Bite Work
Franco Angelini

The Future of Detection
Dog Training

Jason Purgason
Boost Your K-9 Athlete’s Performance: K-9 Healthcare from Kennel Environment to Nutrition
Jill Cline, PhD &
Rick Kesler, DVM

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, K-9 BSD



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


Tactical Tracking: The Four Stages of the Proximity Alert – Learn Them and Live!
Jeff Schettler
K-9 Legal: Session 1
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

K-9 Program Management
Romeo Ingreso
& Ernest Wolosewicz

Perimeters and K-9 Search Team Tactics
Mike Goosby
Developing a Reliable “Out”
Mark Haywood


12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH

Everyone will be on their own for lunch, but there are four fabulous dining options to choose from inside the gorgeous Tuscany Suites! Click here for details.



1:15-3:15 PM


E-Collar: Off Leash Control
and Canine Problem Solving

Doug Roller
K-9 Legal: Session 2
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

Preparing Your K-9 for Combat
Scott Clark

K-9 Stress Inoculation
Prior to Deployments

Rodney Spicer
Bomb Technician Awareness
Ryan Morris


3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, K-9 BSD



3:30-5:30 PM


Detector Dog Behavior
Ken Licklider
High Risk K-9 Patrol Operations
and K-9 SWAT Deployment – S.K.I.D.D.S./CATS
Brad Smith

Transferring Bite Work
to the Reality of the Street

Steve Sprouse

Officer Involved Shootings
Danny King
Unraveling the Fundamental Misunderstandings and Misconceptions about Scent Training Aids: Why a good Pseudo is better than Real
David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD, CChem

RAFFLE NIGHT 5:30-8:00 PM


Food and entertainment sponsored by our PLATINUM Sponsor, Metro Dade K9 Services