2020 Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show – Class Schedule

6th 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 3rd



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 4th


Havis

Classroom A

Indestructibone

Classroom B

CanineX

Classroom E

Elite K-9

Classroom F/G

K-9 BSD

Classroom Firenze

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


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

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

Scent Cones and How Scent Moves
Dondi Hydrick

 E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving
Doug Roller

Scent Discriminate K-9 Trailing – Saving Lives and Catching Bad Guys
Paul Coley

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 Nutrition: Extending the Career and Improving Quality of Life

Nicci Decrisantis

Practices, Data, and Concepts that Every Explosives Detection Canine Handler Should Know

Kevin Good

 Training to a Tactical Level

Brett Titus

Control Over Your Police Canine
Manuel Villanueva

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

Criminal Interdiction – Success on the Street and in the Courtroom

Ed Van Buren

K-9 First Aid

Michael Nielsen

 K-9 Legal: Session 1

John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

K-9 Tactical / S.W.A.T Debrief
Lance Schroyer

Obedience to Odor
Ken Licklider

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


Interactive Explosives Labs Based on Real World Events

Elie Zussman
What the Dog Really Learns in Training
Don Slavik
Muzzle Fighting
Ricky Farley

K-9 Legal: Session 2

John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

A Successful Rural K-9 Program
Eddie Brannon

K-9 Stress Inoculation Prior to Deployments

Rodney Spicer


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 5th


Havis

Classroom A

Indestructibone

Classroom B

CanineX

Classroom E

Elite K-9

Classroom F/G

K-9 BSD

Classroom Firenze

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


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

K-9 Selection, Imprinting, Search Patterns, Communication & Full Overview of Starting & Finishing a Detection K-9

Paul Shaughnessy

Introduction to Team Tactical Building Clearing with K-9s

Dondi Hydrick

E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving

Doug Roller

Scent Discriminate K-9 Trailing – Saving Lives and Catching Bad Guys

Paul Coley

K-9 First Aid

Michael Nielsen

 


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


Critical Incident K-9 Application: Myths versus Reality
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Leos Drbohlav
Reality Based Detection Training
Rodney Spicer

Criminal Patrol in Rural Areas – From Farming to Felonies

Michael Varilek

K-9 Nutrition: Is your Dog on the Right Fuel and How do you Know?

Dave Dourson & John Howard

NCATS: National Canine Audit Tracking System

Joe Smith & Brett Titus

Control Over Your Police Canine

Manuel Villanueva


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


Proper K-9 Selection & Testing
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*
Dondi Hydrick & Michael Nielsen

K-9 Narcotics Detection

Ricky Farley

Criminal Interdiction – Success on the Street and in the Courtroom

Ed Van Buren

Practices, Data, and Concepts that Every Explosives Detection Canine Handler Should Know

Kevin Good

What the Dog Really Learns in Training
Don Slavik
Obedience to Odor
Ken Licklider

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


K-9 Industry Experts Q & A
Brett Titus, Eddie Brannon, Lance Schroyer & Joe Smith

Person-Borne Explosives Detection Canines

Tracy Campbell

Understanding Transnational Threats Using Homemade Explosives (HME)

Russ Hubbard & Todd Wilber

Fueling Performance: Proper Nutrition to Enhance Your K-9’s Working Ability

Cory Nordin

Winning With Your Dog
Mark Hines

“Pseudo vs Real” – Why “Scent Engineered Training Aids” are Better than “Target Material Training Aids”

Dr. David Adebimpe


RAFFLE NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Food & Entertainment in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor: Havis