2023 Police K-9 Conference Instructors

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INSTRUCTORS

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

Over the last 13 years, Steven Antommarchi has held the law enforcement titles of Patrol Officer, Canine Handler, Canine Supervisor, Canine Trainer and Interim...

Jonathan Baer is retired from the US Air Force. He started his K-9 career with the USAF in January 1999 with the Military Working...

Jeff Baker is the founder, CEO and president of Canine Caviar, makers of dry and canned dog food, as well as treats and supplements....

Kevin Beck is the Vice President of Canine Training Operations for Global K9 Protection Group. He currently oversees the training and operations for over...

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

Class: Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol & Officer Safety The focus of the criminal patrol class is to detect, interdict and disrupt the flow of illicit...
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 born into a family of dedicated Czech canine trainers and handlers dating back generations. Josef Janos, Leos’ grandfather, was officially recognized...

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...

Mark Flynn began his career in the Military working dog academy in 1984 at Lackland AFB Texas, and served for 11 years as a...

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in training canine teams, handlers and canines to detect explosives, narcotics, as well as apprehension, tracking, decoy...

Ulrika is the COO for Cobra Canine. With an extensive background in business development, government contracting, marketing, media relations, design and photography, she performs...

Kevin is a chemical engineer that has spent nearly two decades serving as the programmatic and technical lead on Battelle’s numerous detection canine R&D...

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 30+ years experience in Sales, Marketing and...
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...

Shadi J. Ireifej DVM DACVS graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in...

Mr. Kelley serves as the Project Lead for the National Counter IED Capabilities Assessment Database (NCCAD) preparedness program, Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), with...

Shanon resides in Anchorage Alaska. She started in search and rescue (SAR) in 2008 with the Anchorage Search Team. Her current K-9 partner is...

Nicholas King is the Director of Operations and Founder of Von Der King Kennels and Training – VDK. Formed in 2010, VDK specializes in...

Ken Licklider, SMSGT, USAF (Ret) is the owner and Chief Trainer of Vohne Liche Kennels, Inc. Mr. Licklider has fourty-four (44) years canine experience,...

David Pantley is an Instructor at Israel K9 USA. Training courses and special instruction: Bite work agitation; muzzle, bite suit and hidden bite suit instructors...

John has been instructing police canine handlers, supervisors and associations on the laws governing canine operations for more than fifteen years. His classes have...

Dave Reese is the CEO of 3 International companies and a boarding kennel in Chicago: K-9, INC (police and military green dog sales), International...

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...

Amir Schwartz is the owner and founder of the Israeli K9 Training Center, a dog and dog handlers training center as well as a...

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 a former handler and trainer from St. Paul, MN. After retiring, he spent eight years training Explosive Detection Canines at ATF....

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

Ryan Venturine, Founder & CEO of MWDK9, a privately-held company that offers state of the art K9 services to Law Enforcement and the private...

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...

Lieutenant Garret Wing - Owner of American Overwatch K9 Services Education Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Services Management Over 17 years of...