2021 Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show – Class Schedule

7th 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 9th



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 10th


Havis

Classroom A

Lucky Dog

Classroom B

K-9 BSD

Classroom E

Elite K-9

Classroom F/G

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom Firenze

Indestructibone

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


Narcotics Detection
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Leos Drbohlav

E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving

Doug Roller

Muzzle Fighting: Part 1

Ricky Farley

Building Search: Imprinting to Tactics

Doug Wannemacher

TBA

Rich Vargus

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


Dog Sparring, Communication with the K-9 and Exposure to Man Pressure as a Decoy
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Matt Godwin

K-9 Nutrition: Beyond the Bag: How Marketing and Media Impact Your K-9’s Career

Nicci Cammack

Muzzle Fighting: Part 2

Ricky Farley

TBA

Bart Bellon & Michael Bellon

Veterinary Telemedicine: Welcome to the future

Shadi Ireifej

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


K-9 Psychology: The Mind of Your Dog, Implications for Training, Performance, & Being an Effective K-9 Team
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Irene Howcroft

The Role of the K-9 Unit Supervisor

David Dorn

Explosives Explained

Todd Wilber & James Ljunggren

Building Search: Utilizing the Canine in Tactical CQB with a Team

Dan Parker

Agitation Tracking

Nathan Kelley

K-9 Legal: Session 1

John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law


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


Advanced E-Collar and Marker Training for the Working K-9
*Live-Demonstration with Human Participants*

Garret Wing

Criminal Interdiction – Success on the Street and in the Courtroom

Ed Van Buren

K-9 Tactical Team Coordinated Takedowns and Choke Defense Tactics

Blake Broadhurst

Obedience to Odor

Ken Licklider

Trauma in Working Dogs

Travis Hicks

K-9 Legal: Session 2

John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law


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 11th


Havis

Classroom A

Lucky Dog

Classroom B

K-9 BSD

Classroom E

Elite K-9

Classroom F/G

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom Firenze

Indestructibone

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


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

Leos Drbohlav

K-9 Tactical Team Coordinated Takedowns and Choke Defense Tactics

Blake Broadhurst

Urban Search Management and Scent Theory to Aid Trailing K-9 Deployment

Shanon Kimball

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

Paul Shaughnessy

Trauma in Working Dogs

Travis Hicks

How Keeping Your K9 at the Right Weight And Using Certain Joint Supplements Can Prolong Useful Life

Jean Heidker

 


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


Dog Sparring, Communication with the K-9 and Exposure to Man Pressure as a Decoy
*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Matt Godwin

Building Search: Utilizing the Canine in Tactical CQB with a Team

Dan Parker

Explosives Explained

Todd Wilber & James Ljunggren

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

Dave Dourson & John Howard

German Shepherd Dog Conditions

Shadi Ireifej

High Risk K-9 Tracking with Tactical Teams

Garret Wing


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

E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving

Doug Roller

K-9 Narcotics Detection

Ricky Farley

TBA

Bart Bellon & Michael Bellon

TacMobility: Controlling the Mind and the Machine

Erica Chadwick

TBA

AJ Vargas

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


Person-Borne Explosives Detection Canines

Tracy Campbell

Building Search: Imprinting to Tactics

Doug Wannemacher

Criminal Patrol in Rural Areas – From Farming to Felonies

Michael Varilek

Developing A Balanced K-9 Using Temperament Diagnosis & Reward Based Training Methods

Ryan Venturine

TBA

Rich Vargus

A 21st Century Reclassification of Scent-Training Aids Based on Scientific Studies, Training Outcomes & Operational Impacts

David Adebimpe


RAFFLE NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Food & Entertainment in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor: Havis