Slavik, Don

Don Slavik is a former handler and trainer from St. Paul, MN. After retiring, he spent eight years training Explosive Detection Canines at ATF. When he left the ATF, he spent two years working for the Department of State in Iraq overseeing Explosive Detection Canines under contract. Don is a Canine Expert Witness and has testified in City, State and Federal Courts. In the USPCA, he is a Level III Trainer, National Judge and past National President. Currently, Don is the Executive Director for the United States Police Canine Association.


Class: Best Practices in Contemporary Canine Policing

This class will focus on changes that reflect best practices and reduce liability. Information discussed will include a look at canine policy, supervision, tactics, K-9 selection and how you could be one bite away from jail.