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 DIAMOND Sponsor: Ronin Dog Training



Wednesday, March 8th


Ronin Dog Training

Classroom A

True Canine International

Classroom B

Elite K-9

Classroom E

K-9 BSD

Classroom F

Chance Tracker

Classroom G

Rescue Essentials

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


K-9 Instincts and Interdiction Mindset

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Steven Antommarchi

High Risk K-9 Patrol Operations and K-9 SWAT Deployment – S.K.I.D.D.S./CATS

Brad Smith

NePoPo®

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Joris Kerckhof

Applied Natural and Biological Systems of Working Dogs

David Reese

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

Dave Dourson

Scent Theory, K-9 deployment and support Flanker Duties

Shanon Kimball


10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our DIAMOND Sponsor: Ronin Dog Training



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


K-9 BSD: Beyond the Box

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Nick King

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

Ryan Millbern

Tactical Training for Operational Working Dogs

Ron Ligtenberg

K-9 Use of Force

Luis Rodriguez

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

Mark Flynn

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 Art of Remote Collar Introduction and Problem Solving

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Jake Wright

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

Paul Shaughnessy

Obedience to Odor

Ken Licklider

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

Shawn Kelley

Tactical K-9 Team Responses for Violent Encounters

Blake Broadhurst

Beginning of Muzzle Training

Ricky Farley


3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our DIAMOND Sponsor: Ronin Dog Training



3:30-5:30 PM


Narcotics Detection

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Leos Drbohlav

E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving

Doug Roller

NePoPo®

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Joris Kerckhof

Explosives Explained

Todd Wilber

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.

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

Ricky Farley


HOSPITALITY NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Hospitality night with appetizers and beverages in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our DIAMOND Sponsor: Ronin Dog Training



Thursday, March 9th


Ronin Dog Training

Classroom A

True Canine International

Classroom B

Elite K-9

Classroom E

K-9 BSD

Classroom F

Chance Tracker

Classroom G

Rescue Essentials

Classroom Tuscany


8:00-10:00 AM


K-9 Instincts and Interdiction Mindset

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Steven Antommarchi

Explosives Explained

Todd Wilber

NePoPo®

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Joris Kerckhof

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

Dave Dourson

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

Shadi Ireifej

Tactical K-9 Team Responses for Violent Encounters

Blake Broadhurst


10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our DIAMOND Sponsor: Ronin Dog Training



10:15 AM – 12:15 PM


The K-9 Industry is Lying to You About Bitework

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Leos Drbohlav

Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol & Officer Safety

Domestic Interdiction Group

Tactical Training for Operational Working Dogs

Ron Ligtenberg

K-9 Use of Force

Luis Rodriguez

K-9 Tactics and Preparing for the Real World

Doug Roller

Applied Natural and Biological Systems of Working Dogs

David Reese


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


Person-Borne Explosives Detection Canines

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Tracy Campbell

K-9 Procurement 101

Kevin Beck

Obedience to Odor

Ken Licklider

Train the Trainer

Jonathan Baer

Trauma in Working Dogs

Travis Hicks

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 DIAMOND Sponsor: Ronin Dog Training



3:30-5:30 PM


The Art of Remote Collar Introduction and Problem Solving

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Jake Wright

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

Paul Shaughnessy

K-9 Narcotics Detection

Ricky Farley

NePoPo®

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Joris Kerckhof

Off-Leash and Underground Searches

Simon Boylett

K-9 Legal: Session 2

John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law


RAFFLE NIGHT 5:30-7:00 PM


Food & Entertainment in the Vendor Hall

Sponsored by our DIAMOND Sponsor: Ronin Dog Training