2018 Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show – Class Schedule

4th Annual International 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.

Printable Class Schedule

Tuesday, March 6th



REGISTRATION


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



ICEBREAKER SOCIAL 5:00-7:00 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 800+ attendees.

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor, Georgia K-9 NTC



Wednesday, March 7th


Classroom A

Classroom B

Classroom E

Classroom F/G

Classroom 6


8:00-10:00 AM


High Risk K-9 Patrol Operations and K-9 SWAT Deployment – S.K.I.D.D.S./CATS
Brad Smith

Integrated Search Strategies
Paul Coley

How to Train a Puppy to Become a Police K-9 | Train a Reliable K-9 Backup
Dirk Lemmens

E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving
Doug Roller
Search and Rescue: Method & Technique
Luca Felician

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, GLC Direct



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


Training a Tracking Dog Step-by-Step
David Bessason

Terms, Data and Concepts That Every
Explosives Detection Canine Handler Should Know
Kevin Good
Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol
& Officer Safety

Danny

The Art of the K-9 Handler
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Rich Graham
Training to a Tactical Level
Brett Titus

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


Obedience to Odor
Ken Licklider

The Role of the K-9 Unit Supervisor
David Dorn

K-9 Narcotics Detection
Ricky Farley

Solid Foundational Skills
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
George Daniolos


Preparing Your K-9 for Combat
Scott Clark

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, GLC Direct



3:30-5:30 PM


Decoy and Bitework
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Matt Godwin

The Latest Treatments: Laser Therapy and Regenerative Medicine for the Working Dog
Dr. Sherman & Dr. Debra Canapp

Unraveling Misunderstandings and Misconceptions about
Scent Training Aids
David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD, CChem

Directional Laser Training
for Off-Lead Dogs for
Searching, Detection & Bitework
Matt Yoder

Training Principals that Work

Travis Williams


HOSPITALITY NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Hospitality night with appetizers and beverages in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our GOLD Sponsor,
Elite K-9



Thursday, March 8th


Classroom A

Classroom B

Classroom E

Classroom F/G

Classroom 6


8:00-10:00 AM


Courtroom Testimony – Know the Answers to the Questions Before They’re Asked
Brad Smith


Intro to K-9 Tactical Responder

Jo-Anne Brenner

The Future of K-9 Certifications
Derek Copeland
& Brent Kieffer


How to Train a Puppy to Become a Police K-9 |
Train a Reliable K-9 Backup

Dirk Lemmens

K-9 Psychology – The Mind of your Dog and its Implications for Training
Performance, and Being an Effective K-9 Team
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Irene Howcroft

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, GLC Direct



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


Solid Foundational Skills
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
George Daniolos

Detection Dog Problem Solving
David Dorn

Training a Tracking Dog Step-by-Step
David Bessason


K-9 Legal: Session 1
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law
Fusion of an Old Craft and Modern Training Techniques
Leos Drbohlav


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 Education & Myth Busting
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Fred Hassen
Training to a Tactical Level
Brett Titus

K-9 Selection/Testing
for Biometrics

Rodney Spicer


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

Scent Detection
Search Patterns
Paul Shaughnessy
 

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, GLC Direct



3:30-5:30 PM


Obedience to Odor
Ken Licklider

K-9 Nutrition: How to Feed a K-9 Athlete
David Dourson & John Howard

IED Recognition & Situational Threat Assessment
Ryan, Navy DEVGRU Tier 1 Operator

Directional Laser Training for Off-Lead Dogs for Searching, Detection & Bitework
Matt Yoder
Lessons Learned in Real Deployments & Communication Obedience
Patrick Lone

RAFFLE NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Food and Entertainment in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor,
Georgia K-9 NTC