2021 Police K-9 Conference Instructors

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INSTRUCTORS

Prof. David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD., founder and CEO of Polymath Interscience, is a research scientist, philosopher and inventor who uses his cross-disciplinary skills and...

Eddie began his career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1988 as a Federal Game Warden. Having grown up in a home...

Vice President, Canine Operations, is responsible for the day-to-day canine operations at the Canine Training Canter. Tracy maintains a high standard for canine care and...

Danny has 20 years experience in Law Enforcement and currently works as a Texas State Trooper patrolling the I-40. Danny has seized several thousands...

With strong passion for educating others, Nicci lectures many local and national organizations on proper preventative nutrition and supplementation. Since moving her focus from...
Dave Dourson - Kinetic Performance Dog Food

Dave Dourson, is the co-owner and co-founder of Kinetic Performance Dog Food (KPDF). Dave has 30 years of experience in various blue-water business ventures...

Leos Drbohlav was raised by Josef Janos, his grandfather, who was decorated in 1954 as the best K9 handler in the Czechoslovakian Military this is...

Ricky Farley is  President of Alabama Canine (ACLEOTC). As a world-renowned, highly sought after trainer and speaker, Ricky continues to share his technique and elite...

Matt Godwin President of DNA K9, LLC located in central NC. Active K-9 Handler Head Trainer for 18 Agencies High ranked and Certified Police Decoy...

Kevin has 17 years of experience working with detection canine teams, and since 2004 has been the Battelle lead on numerous canine-focused RDT&E programs....

Paul Hammond - President of VWK9 30+ years of working dog experience. 22yrs of which seen continuous canine operations in hostile environments; 8yrs directing canine...

Nate Harves is the owner of Sportwaffen K9, breeding, importing, and training working line German Shepherd Dogs for real world application. Nate is a...

Travis Hicks is the owner and head trainer of Flatline K9, a dog training business located in Southern Illinois. Flatline K9 offers training in the...

Mark Hines is internationally recognized as the KONG Company’s behavior and training specialist. In his role with the KONG Company over the past 15...

John Howard is Co-Owner and Co-Founder of 3-Amigos Nutrition Group and Kinetic Performance Dog Food. John has nearly 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing...
Ruidoso Malinois

Irene Howcroft, Owner/Operator Ruidoso Malinois Masters Degree in Psychology, Certified Master Trainer. Ruidoso Malinois supplies K-9’s both domestically and internationally to Enforcement Agencies, Department of Defense...

Dondi Hydrick has 40 years of experience training police, military, and combat assault dogs in the civilian arena as well as military special operations. He...

Dr. Ikhwan Kim, Doctor of Engineering. Professor at Art and Design Department, KyunHee Univ. The Republic of Korea. Head designer & partner at TACCAVE. CLASS:...

Ken Licklider, SMSGT, USAF (Ret) is the owner and Chief Trainer of Vohne Liche Kennels, Inc. Mr. Licklider has fourty-two (42) years canine experience,...

Michael Nielsen, owner of Danish K9 Solutions Michael joined the Danish Air Force in 2008 after five years in the Danish Army with one deployment...

Cory Nordin National Industry Manager – Working Dog – Eukanuba/Royal Canin Cory has spent the last 15 years working in the zoo industry managing large animal...

Paul’s canine passion started at the age of 6 years old. That passion for police canine work was instilled by Paul’s grandfather who was...

Cord Overson has 21 years of Law Enforcement with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, with the last 15 of those years as a...

David Pantley is an Instructor at Israel K9 USA. He teaches training courses and special instruction for: - Bite work agitation; muzzle, bite suit and hidden...

John M. Peters is an attorney who has been practicing police liability law in the state and federal courts for 40 years. When not...

Bobby served as a police officer for 9 years in Connersville, Indiana where he was a member of the K-9 Unit and worked a...

Sgt. Doug Roller was the Chief Trainer for the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) K-9 Platoon, Metropolitan Division for 17 years, until he retired...

Ryan has over 18 years of experience with Explosive Ordnance Disposal, with many tours to various theaters of operation. His experiences range from conventional...

Lance Schroyer has 23 years of law enforcement experience and 11 years as a K-9 handler assigned to the Interdiction Unit. Lance is currently assigned...

Amir Schwartz, a K-9 specialist as well as a developer of K-9 specialty products, is owner of Israeli K-9 and one of the top...

Paul Shaughnessy founded Excel K-9 Services, Inc. in 2001 and it now consists of a staff of working law enforcement K-9 trainers. Paul was...

Don Slavik is the Executive Director of the United States Police Canine Association, Inc. where he manages the day to day business of the...

Brad Smith retired from the West Covina Police Department in southern California after 30 years of service. Brad was a handler and trainer for...

Joe Smith has been in law enforcement since 2005, working in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  During the last eleven of those years, Joe has...

Rodney Spicer is the President and training director of Gold Coast K9. He is recognized nationwide for providing challenging reality based training scenarios and...

Brett Titus has been communicating and training dogs for over 30 years. He has trained hundreds of pets at the world-renowned Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and...

Sgt. Ed Van Buren - Douglas County (NE) Sheriff (ret) Supervisor and Trainer of K-9/ Interdiction Unit Ed is the owner of Code 2 K-9 Services LLC...

Deputy Sheriff Michael W. Varilek Corson County Sheriff’s Office McIntosh, South Dakota Mike is an instructor for Code2 K-9 Services, LLC. Mike is a full-time Deputy Sheriff for...

Manuel Villanueva is Man-K9's training director and founder. For the last 42 years he has been promoting the ultimate control over your police dog...

Todd Wilber, President of Precision Explosives LLC Todd has worked for over 20 years in counterterrorism as a responder, researcher, policy writer and senior manager. He...