2019 Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show – Class Schedule

5th 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.

***Class Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.***

 


Tuesday, March 5th



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 PLATINUM Sponsor: K-9 BSD

 



Wednesday, March 6th


Havis

Classroom A

CanineX

Classroom B

Natural Rich

Classroom E

Elite K-9

Classroom F/G

K-9 BSD

Classroom Firenze

Indestructibone

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


Creating Clarity and Intensity in Bitework
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
George Daniolos

Scent Cones and How Scent Moves
Dondi Hydrick

Police K-9: Taking Our Industry Back
Joe Smith

Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol & Officer Safety
Danny
K-9 Nutrition: Extending the Career and Improving Quality of Life
Nicci Decrisantis
High Risk K-9 Patrol Operations and K-9 SWAT Deployment – S.K.I.D.D.S./CATS
Brad Smith

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor: Bulletproof Pet Products – Indestructibone



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


Narcotics Detection
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Leos Drbohlav
K-9 Stress Inoculation Prior to Deployments
Rodney Spicer
Training the Remote Detection K-9
Pat Nolan
Muzzle Fighting
Ricky Farley

Counter IED Capabilities NCCAD: What’s in it for me? and Office for Bombing Prevention: 101
Jenny Margaros

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

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


The Mind of Your Dog, Implications for Training, Performance, & Being an Effective K-9 Team
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Irene Howcroft
Scent Discriminate K-9 Trailing: The Right Tool For The Right Job
Paul Coley
High Risk K-9 Tracking with Tactical Teams
Keith Bush &
Garret Wing
Obedience to Odor
Ken Licklider

The Risks of Opiod Exposure and the Use of Naloxone (Narcan) in K-9s: Myths and Truths
Dr. Janice Baker

Protecting our Profession
Scott Klappenback

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor: Bulletproof Pet Products – Indestructibone



3:30-5:30 PM


The Art of the K-9 Handler
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Rich Graham
K-9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
Cheryl Nelson, DVM
Officer Down – A K-9 Handler’s Critical Incident Debrief
David Garner
Hard Surface Tracking Dogs
Tobias Gustavsson

Understanding Transnational Threats Using Homemade Explosives (HME)
Russ Hubbard &
Todd Wilber

Training to a Tactical Level
Brett Titus

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 7th


Havis

Classroom A

CanineX

Classroom B

Natural Rich

Classroom E

Elite K-9

Classroom F/G

K-9 BSD

Classroom Firenze

Indestructibone

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


Critical Incident K-9 Application: Myths versus Reality
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Leos Drbohlav
Dogs and Drones: Nose to the Ground, Eyes in the Sky
Paul Coley

A Successful Rural K-9 Program
Eddie Brannon

Interactive Explosive Labs based on Real World Events
Elie Zussman
K-9 Nutrition: How to Feed a K-9 Athlete
David Dourson &
John Howard

K-9 Narcotics Detection
Ricky Farley

 


10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor: Bulletproof Pet Products – Indestructibone



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


The Art of the K-9 Handler
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Rich Graham
Person-Borne Explosives Detection K9s
Tracy Campbell

High Risk K-9 Tracking with Tactical Teams
Keith Bush &
Garret Wing

Reality Based Detection Training
Rodney Spicer

Practices, Data and Concepts That Every Explosives Detection Canine Handler Should Know
Kevin Good

Introduction to Team Tactical Building Clearing with K-9s
Dondi Hydrick

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


Creating Clarity and Intensity in Bitework
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
George Daniolos

K-9 Legal: Session 1
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

Winning With Your Dog
Mark Hines

Obedience to Odor
Ken Licklider
Fueling Performance: Proper Nutrition to Enhance Your K9’s Working Ability
Dr. Rick Kesler & Cory Nordin
K-9 Selection, Imprinting, Search Patterns, Communication & Full Overview of Starting & Finishing a Detection K-9
Paul Shaughnessy

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor: Bulletproof Pet Products – Indestructibone



3:30-5:30 PM


The Decoy Connection
Brian Gagye

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

Scent Training Aids: Why a Good Pseudo is Better Than Real
David Adebimpe,
DSc, PhD, CChem

Hard Surface Tracking Dogs
Tobias Gustavsson
Rethinking Heat Injury in Working Dogs
Dr. Janice Baker
IED Recognition & Situational Threat Assessment
Domestic Interdiction Group

RAFFLE NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Food & Entertainment in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor: Havis