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2016 K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show

2016 Dates Coming Soon

Only $295 per person


Online registration will be open soon for 2016.

 Questions? Contact us at (270) 534-0500 or events@k9copmagazine.com

What to Expect:

    • Attendees will receive a Certificate for 16 Hours Continuing Law Enforcement K-9 Education.
    • Each attendee will receive a free conference t-shirt and SWAG bag with their registration.
    • 34 World Class Instructors – Train with World-Renowned Instructors from around the globe.
    • Create Your Own Class Schedule – Expanded course offerings again this year to provide you with a wide variety from which to choose.
    • 50 Top Notch Vendors – Vendor Show featuring companies displaying equipment, products and services related to the police, military, K-9 and tactical industries.
    • Hotel is K-9 friendly; dogs are welcome but not required.


“Agenda and location were superb. As a K-9 explosives detection handler, some great training ideas were brought to my attention that I can’t wait to share with my fellow handlers here in Spokane.”

– Rebecca Jacoby-Lorenzo (Attendee)

“I attended last year’s conference and it was a GREAT learning experience as a new handler in the business!”

– Osmaine Gabourel, Belize (Attendee)

“I think I can speak for everyone when I say, thanks for bringing our community together! K-9 Cop continues to stand on the cutting edge allowing readers, trainers and vendors to work together in what is generally thought of as a divided industry. The work you put in will pay dividends for generations! I am just proud to have been a small part of it.”

– James Allen Parker, World Class Canine (Instructor)  

Our Conference & Vendor Show is open to all K-9 trainers, handlers, law enforcement, military personnel and enthusiasts.

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The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center   –   Nashville, TN

Host Hotel

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, a premier Opryland hotel in Nashville, TN, offers guests all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Nestled in a bend of the meandering Cumberland River, our Nashville resort features an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreational activities underneath our signature glass atriums — the perfect setting for a complete getaway.

Nashville has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres. As the city’s name itself is a metonym for the country music industry, many popular tourist sites involve country music, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theatre, and Ryman Auditorium. Numerous music clubs and honky-tonk bars can be found in downtown Nashville, especially the area encompassing Lower Broadway, Second Avenue, and Printer’s Alley, which is often referred to as “the District”. Many visitors to Nashville attend live performances of the Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest running live radio show. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, the Opry Mills regional shopping mall and the General Jackson showboat, are all located in what is known as Music Valley. Civil War history is important to the city’s tourism industry. Sites pertaining to the Battle of Nashville and the nearby Battle of Franklin and Battle of Stones River can be seen, along with several well-preserved antebellum plantation houses such as Belle Meade Plantation, Carnton Plantation in Franklin, and Belmont Mansion. Although best known for its music, Nashville is a city filled with countless dining destinations. Some of the more popular types of local cuisine include hot chicken, hot fish, barbeque, and meat & three. Nashville has several arts centers and museums, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Tennessee State Museum, Fisk University’s Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas Galleries, Vanderbilt University’s Fine Art Gallery and Sarratt Gallery, and the Parthenon.

For detailed vendor information, click the map pin inside the box then click the image.

2016 vendor map coming soon!

See our great vendors from 2015…



1 National Police Bloodhound Association
2 Georgia K9 • BREAK Sponsor
3 Georgia K9 • BREAK Sponsor
4 Columbia Southern University
5 Israeli Special Tactics K9
6 Kong
7 Natural Rich, LLC
8 K9 Kastle
9 Highland Canine Training • SILVER Sponsor
10 K2 Solutions, Inc
11 Signature Science, LLC
12 Ventosa Kennel
13 Dogtra
14 High Drive K-9
15 Elite K-9 • GOLD Sponsor
16 Blue-9
17 Tarheel Canine Training
19 American Aluminum
20 American Aluminum
21 VCSi  • PLATINUM Sponsor
22 K-9 STAC
23 Rex Specs K9
24 SportDOG
25 Cobra Canine
26 Royal Canin
27 K-9 BSD • BRONZE Sponsor
28 Creative Pet Products
29 NuviFlex
30 Tactical Electronics
31 Sage Technologies
32 LoKi Tactics
33 Alex Kava
33 K-9 ProLaunch
34 Owens Products, Inc.
35 Vohne Liche Kennels • T-SHIRT Sponsor
36 Tripwire Operations Group
37 ScentLogix
38 AMK9
39 Purina
40 Garrett Container Systems
42 Sonoran Desert Institute
43 K9 Employment
44 American Handler
45 TacDogs
46 ForceOne Body Armor
47 Police K-9 Magazine

2016 class schedule coming soon!

See the classes offered in 2015…

Click here to download or print the 2015 K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show class schedule!

Monday, July 27th

VCSi Ballroom C

EK9 Ballroom D

HCT Chamber BC

Chamber E

8:00-10:00 AM

How Environmental Factors Affect Odor
Rick Ashabranner

Vapor Wake
Paul Hammond

Decoy and Bitework
Franco Angelini
Training to a Tactical Level  
Brett Titus
Emerging Threats in Homemade Explosives (Beyond TATP and HMTD)
Dr. Julie Wilkerson and
Claire Rayburn


10:15-12:15 PM

Reality Based Detection Training
Rodney Spicer
Homemade Explosive Materials Course for the K-9 Handler
Ryan Morris
K-9 Supervisors Course
Mike Goosby
K-9 Legal: Session 1
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH

1:15-3:15 PM

Obedience Training for Tactical Applications
Jerry Bradshaw
Advanced K-9 Tactics/Integration Course
Romeo Ingreso and
Ernest Wolosewicz
K-9 Training Records – What the Court has Decided
Buck Dikes
K-9 Legal: Session 2
John M. Peters,
Attorney at Law


3:30-5:30 PM

Tactical Tracking: Training for the Proximity Alert
Jeff Schettler
From Zero to Hero
Joris Kerckhof
A Hands-On Introduction to K-9 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
Jo-Anne Brenner and
Lee Palmer, DVM
Odor, Training Aids, and Scent Detection: Unraveling the Fundamental Misunderstandings and Misconceptions
Dr. David Adebimpe

Tuesday, July 28th

VCSi Ballroom C

EK9 Ballroom D

HCT Chamber BC

Chamber E

8:00-10:00 AM

James Allen Parker
Reducing Handler & K-9 Stress, Confusion and Conflict 
Mark Hines
K-9 Team Pitfalls – Getting the Most From Your K-9 Teams
Jason Purgason
Your Dog’s Day-to-Day Job DOES Affect Nutrition and Supplement Needs – A Primer on Picking the Right Program for Your Dog 
Jill Cline, PhD and
Rick Kesler, DVM


10:15-12:15 PM

K-9 Stress Inoculation Prior to Deployments
Rodney Spicer
Power Biting
Justin Rigney
Preparing Your K-9 for Combat
Scott Clark
Officer Involved Shootings
Danny King

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH

1:15-3:15 PM

Detector Dog Behavior
Ken Licklider
E-Collar: Off Leash Control and K-9 Problem Solving
Doug Roller
Scent Detection: Problem Solving of the Detection Dog is as Simple as Looking in the Mirror
Dave Dorn
Developing a Passive Response
Paul Bunker 


3:30-5:30 PM

Tactical Tracking: Building the Team Around the Tracker K-9
Jeff Schettler
Transferring Bite Training to the Reality of the Street
Steve Sprouse
Scent Detection Search Patterns
Paul Shaughnessy
Developing a Street-Worthy Canine Through a Comprehensive Training Program
Mark Haywood

Check out the highlights from 2015…

Sunday, July 26, 2015 starting at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2015
Between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by our PLATINUM Sponsor –
Vigilant Canine Services International (VCSi)
Join us and 50 top notch vendors for an amazing evening of networking, food and fun! Alex Kava’s newest book, Silent Creed, will be available for purchase. Meet Ms. Kava and have your personal copy signed.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by our GOLD Sponsor – Elite K-9
Join us for a fantastic night of fun, food, drinks and cornhole! Need we say more?!?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by our SILVER Sponsor –
Highland Canine Training, LLC

Don’t miss this opportunity for great food, music, friends and tons of great raffle items! Thousands of dollars of raffle items are up for grabs…this is a “do not miss” event!

Sunday, July 26, 2015 – 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Monday, July 27, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Morning Break: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Sponsored by our BRONZE Sponsor – K-9 BSD
Afternoon Break: 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hospitality Night: 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Morning Break: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Sponsored by our BRONZE Sponsor – K-9 BSD
Afternoon Break: 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Raffle Night: 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.