2024 Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show – Class Schedule

10th 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 12th



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: PetTest



Wednesday, March 13th


PetTest

Classroom A

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom B

Elite K-9

Classroom E

K-9 BSD

Classroom F

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom G

Rescue Essentials

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


Teaching the Out Command

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Jake Wright

Human Remains Detection K-9s: Lessons Learned

Lisa T. Briggs, PhD & Edwin Grant

Best Practices in Pursuit of the Best Detection Canine

Kevin Good

Explosives Explained

Todd Wilber

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

Eric Byrd

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 COPPER Sponsor: Rescue Essentials



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


NePoPo®

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Joris Kerckhof

E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving

Doug Roller

Operational Based Explosive K-9 Team Training

Paul Hammond

On the Road or Behind the Fence: Unique Concerns of Police K-9s and Corrections

Mark Flynn

Veterinary Telemedicine: Welcome to the Future  |  Hyperthermia / Hypothermia Concerns

Shadi Ireifej, DVM DACVS

Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol & Officer Safety

Domestic Interdiction Group


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

K-9 Legal: Session 1

John M. Peters, Attorney at Law

Obedience to Odor

Luis Rodriguez

Applied Natural and Biological Systems of Working Dogs

David Reese

Bridging the Gap: Bringing the K-9 Handler and the Explosive Technician Closer

Chad Smith

K-9 Narcotics Detection

Ricky Farley


3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our COPPER Sponsor: Rescue Essentials



3:30-5:30 PM


Precision Deployment with Visible Laser

Nick King

K-9 Legal: Session 2

John M. Peters, Attorney at Law

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

Paul Shaughnessy

Trauma in Working Dogs

Travis Hicks

Reality Based K-9 Training and US Based Operations for LE/Commercial Explosives Detection Teams

Ryan Millbern

K-9 Tactical Team Takedowns and Deadly Force Encounters

Blake Broadhurst


HOSPITALITY NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Hospitality night with appetizers and beverages in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor: PetTest



Thursday, March 14th


PetTest

Classroom A

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom B

Elite K-9

Classroom E

K-9 BSD

Classroom F

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom G

Rescue Essentials

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


Dog Sparring, Communication with the K-9 and Exposure to Man Pressure as a Decoy

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Matt Godwin

Scent Theory, K-9 Deployment and Support Flanker Duties

Shanon Kimball

Improving the Stimulus-Response Behavior Chain in Detection Dogs

Mallory DeChant, PhD, CCFT

Reality Based K-9 Training and US Based Operations for LE/Commercial Explosives Detection Teams

Ryan Millbern

K-9 Tactical Team Takedowns and Deadly Force Encounters

Blake Broadhurst

Beginning of Muzzle Training

Ricky Farley


10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our COPPER Sponsor: Rescue Essentials



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


NePoPo®

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Joris Kerckhof

Making Sense of Scent: Understanding, Developing and Increasing Drives of Detector Dogs in Odor Detection

Mark Flynn

Best Practices in Pursuit of the Best Detection Canine

Kevin Good

Operational Based Explosive K-9 Team Training

Paul Hammond

K-9 Nutrition: Is Your Dog on the Right Fuel and How Do You Know?

Eric Byrd

Muzzle Training Through Pictures: A Continuation of the Beginning of Muzzle Training

Ricky Farley


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 Art of Remote Collar Introduction and Problem Solving

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Jake Wright

Water Recovery of Human Remains with the Use of Scent Detection K9s

Lisa T. Briggs, Ph.D. & Edwin Grant

Obedience to Odor

Luis Rodriguez

Explosives Explained

Todd Wilber

K-9 Procurement 101

Kevin Beck

Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol and Officer Safety

Domestic Interdiction Group


3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our COPPER Sponsor: Rescue Essentials



3:30-5:30 PM


K-9 Tactics and Preparing for the Real World

Doug Roller

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

Paul Shaughnessy

Trauma in Working Dogs

Travis Hicks

Bridging the Gap: Bringing the K-9 Handler and the Explosive Technician Closer

Chad Smith

Applied Natural and Biological Systems of Working Dogs

David Reese

The Consequences of Non-Standardization of Scent Training Aids and The Origin of the Saying, “The Only Thing Two Trainers Agree on is What the Third One is Doing Wrong.”

Dr. David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD


RAFFLE NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Raffle Drawing, Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor: PetTest