2016 K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show | Class Schedule

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Monday, November 14th



4:00-5:00 PM


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Mike Ritland Keynote Speaker

Mike Ritland will be kicking things off at the K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show between 4:00-5:00 PM in the Cochran Classroom. Directly after, the Vendor Hall will be opening its doors to all registered attendees for our Icebreaker Social! Join us for an exciting night of networking, idea sharing, world class equipment, socializing, food, and fun!

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Tuesday, November 15th


Cochran Classroom

Sponsored by Elite K-9

Willow Classroom

Sponsored by Capewell K-9

Dogwood Classroom

Sponsored by Georgia K9 NTC

Holly Classroom

Sponsored by Highland Canine


8:00-10:00 AM


K-9 Aggression & Decoy Work
Mike Ritland

Apprehension Work Beyond the Bite Suit
Jim O’Brien
Operational Based EDD Training & Intel Gathering


Vapor Wake Dogs – Body Worn Explosive Detection
Paul Hammond
Keeping it Cool: Overcoming Heat and Hydration Challenges in the OpK9


Top 10 Substance Exposures for OpK9 and What You Can Do About Them
Jo-Anne Brenner

10:00-10:15 AM BREAK – FOOD & BEVERAGES IN THE VENDOR HALL



10:15-12:15 PM


Imprinting Scent Specific Tracking Dogs
Jeff Schettler
Reality Based Detection Training
Rodney Spicer
How Environmental Factors Affect Odor
Rick Ashabranner
K-9 Legal: Session 1
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH



1:15-3:15 PM


Tactical Area Search
Doug Roller
Power Biting
Justin Rigney
K-9 Officer Down
Scott Clark
K-9 Legal: Session 2
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

3:15-3:30 PM BREAK – FOOD & BEVERAGES IN THE VENDOR HALL



3:30-5:30 PM


Detector Dog Behavior
Ken Licklider
Transferring Bitework to the Reality of the Street
Steve Sprouse
Unraveling Misunderstandings and Misconceptions about Scent Training Aids
David Adebimpe,
DSc, PhD, CChem
Boost Your K-9 Athlete’s Performance: K-9 Healthcare From Kennel Environment to K-9 Nutrition
Jill Cline, PhD
& Russ Kelly


Wednesday, November 16th


Cochran Classroom

Sponsored by Elite K-9

Willow Classroom

Sponsored by Capewell K-9

Dogwood Classroom

Sponsored by Georgia K9 NTC

Holly Classroom

Sponsored by Highland Canine


8:00-10:00 AM


Police K-9 Training Fundamentals
Mike Ritland

K-9 Stress Inoculation Prior to Deployments
Rodney Spicer
Operational Based EDD Training & Intel Gathering


Vapor Wake Dogs – Body Worn Explosive Detection
Paul Hammond
Boost Your K-9 Athlete’s Performance: K-9 Healthcare From Kennel Environment to K-9 Nutrition
Jill Cline, PhD
& Russ Kelly

10:00-10:15 AM BREAK – FOOD & BEVERAGES IN THE VENDOR HALL



10:15-12:15 PM


Tactical Tracking: The Four Stages of the Proximity Alert – Learn Them and Live!
Jeff Schettler
Tactical Obedience Training Methods
Jerry Bradshaw
Introduction to Improvised Explosive Formulations
Ryan Morris
K-9 Legal: Session 1
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH



1:15-3:15 PM


E-Collar: Off Leash Control and Canine Problem Solving
Doug Roller
The Future of Detection Dog Training
Jason Purgason
Bomb Technician Awareness
Ryan Morris
K-9 Legal: Session 2
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

3:15-3:30 PM BREAK – FOOD & BEVERAGES IN THE VENDOR HALL



3:30-5:30 PM


Detector Dog Behavior
Ken Licklider
High Risk K-9 Patrol Operations and K-9 SWAT Deployment – S.K.I.D.D.S./CATS
Terry Anderson
K-9 Officer Down
Scott Clark
Keeping it Cool: Overcoming Heat and Hydration Challenges in the OpK9


Top 10 Substance Exposures for OpK9 and What You Can Do About Them
& Jo-Anne Brenner