2023 Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show – Class Schedule

9th 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 7th



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: Elite K-9

 



Wednesday, March 8th


Wall of Heroes

Classroom A

True Canine International

Classroom B

Havis

Classroom E

Elite K-9

Classroom F/G

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom Firenze

Rescue Essentials

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


Narcotics Detection

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Leos Drbohlav

Best Practices in Pursuit of the Best Detection Canines

Kevin Good

Person-Borne Explosives Detection Canines

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Tracy Campbell

Unleash the Digital Leash: 5 Steps to E-Collar Perfection for the Working K-9

*Live-Demonstration with Human Participants*

Garret Wing

Special Needs Nutrition: Feeding for A Healthy Gut & Body Condition

Blue Buffalo

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 GOLD sponsor: Wall of Heroes



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


Decoy and Handler – Tools and Techniques for Developing the Street Dog

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Nick King

K-9 Narcotics Detection

Ricky Farley

Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol & Officer Safety

Domestic Interdiction Group

Does Your Explosives Detection K-9 Have Everything it Needs?

Shawn Kelley

Trauma in Working Dogs

Travis Hicks

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

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

Mark Flynn

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

Paul Shaughnessy

Obedience to Odor

Ken Licklider

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

Shadi Ireifej

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.


3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our GOLD sponsor: Wall of Heroes



3:30-5:30 PM


Muzzle Work & Full Body Bite

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Amir Schwartz & David Pantley

E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving

Doug Roller

Train the Trainer

Jonathan Baer

Explosives Explained

Todd Wilber

The Benefits of Alkalinity

Jeff Baker

Applied Natural and Biological Systems of Working Dogs

David Reese


HOSPITALITY NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Hospitality night with appetizers and beverages in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our GOLD Sponsor: Wall of Heroes



Thursday, March 9th


Wall of Heroes

Classroom A

True Canine International

Classroom B

Havis

Classroom E

Elite K-9

Classroom F/G

Police K-9 Magazine

Classroom Firenze

Rescue Essentials

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


The K-9 Industry is Lying to You About Bitework

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Leos Drbohlav

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

Mark Flynn

Trauma in Working Dogs

Travis Hicks

Beginning of Muzzle Training

Ricky Farley

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

Dave Dourson & John Howard

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

Paul Shaughnessy


10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor: Havis



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


K-9 Instincts and Interdiction Mindset

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Steven Antommarchi

Train the Trainer

Jonathan Baer

Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol & Officer Safety

Domestic Interdiction Group

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

Ricky Farley

Explosives Explained

Todd Wilber

Common Misconceptions in Canine Training

Jeff Franklin & Ulrika Franklin


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


Building a Detection Beast with K-9 BSD

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Nick King

K-9 Procurement 101

Kevin Beck

K-9 Legal: Session 1

John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

Obedience to Odor

Ken Licklider

Winning With Your Dog

Mark Hines

Use of Explosive Simulants & Pseudo Aids

Amir Schwartz & David Pantley


3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor: Havis



3:30-5:30 PM


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

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Ryan Venturine

E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving

Doug Roller

K-9 Legal: Session 2

John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

Person-Borne Explosives Detection Canines

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Tracy Campbell

Best Practices in Contemporary Canine Policing

Don Slavik

High Risk K-9 Tracking with Tactical Teams

Garret Wing


RAFFLE NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Food & Entertainment in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor: Havis