2018 K-9 Cop Conference & Vendor Show Schedule

The 2018 class schedule is here! Check back for any class schedule changes/updates.

The 2018 class schedule is here! Check back for any class schedule changes/updates.

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Wednesday, Sept. 19th

Capitol I & II

Elite K-9

Salon A, B, C

Gold Sponsor

Salon D

Silver Sponsor

Salon E

Havis

Salon F, G, H

Copper Sponsor

8:00-10:00 AM

Decoy & Bitework

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Matt Godwin

Training a Tracking Dog Step-by-Step

David Bessason

The Role of the K-9 Unit Supervisor

David Dorn

Narcotic Detection

Leos Drbohlav

K-9 Legal: Session 1

John M. Peters,

Attorney at Law

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK 

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, Havis

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

The Ultimate Control

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Nino Drowaert

Terms, Data and Concepts That Every Explosives Detection Canine Handler Should Know

Kevin Good

Integrated Search Strategies

Paul Coley

Directional Laser Training

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Matthew Yoder

K-9 Legal: Session 2

John M. Peters,

Attorney at Law

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH

Everyone is on their own for lunch. Enjoy fabulous dining options inside the Nashville Airport Marriott!

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

The Art of the Handler

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Rich Graham

Making Patrol Dogs More Reliable Through Picture Training

Ricky Farley

K-9 & Media – Negative Publicity

Dr. David (Lou) Ferland

Training to a Tactical Level

Brett Titus

K-9 First Aid

Dr. Lee Palmer

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, Havis

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

K-9 Marker Training

*Live-Demo using dogs*

George Daniolos

Officer Down – A K-9 Handler’s Critical Incident Debrief

David Garner

How to Train a Puppy to Become a Police K-9 | Train a Reliable K-9 Backup

Dirk Lemmens

K-9 Nutrition: How to Feed a K-9 Athlete

David Dourson & John Howard

Scent Training Aids

Dr. David Adebimpe,

DSc, PhD, CChem

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – HOSPITALITY NIGHT

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our GOLD Sponsor

Thursday, Sept. 20th

Capitol I & II 

Elite K-9

Salon A, B, C

Gold Sponsor

Salon D

Silver Sponsor

Salon E

Havis

Salon F, G, H

Copper Sponsor

8:00-10:00 AM

SWAT K-9 Application

Leos Drbohlav

K-9 Psychology

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Irene Howcroft

Scent Detection Training

Paul Shaughnessy

Training the Radio Directed Camera Dog

Pat Nolan

Terms, Data and Concepts That Every Explosives Detection Canine Handler Should Know

Kevin Good

10:00-10:15 AM – MORNING BREAK 

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, Havis

10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

The Art of the Handler

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Rich Graham

How to Train a Puppy to Become a Police K-9 | Train a Reliable K-9 Backup

Dirk Lemmens

Integrated Search Strategies

Paul Coley

& David Merrick

Training a Tracking Dog Step-by-Step

David Bessason

The Ultimate Control

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Nino Drowaert

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH

Everyone is on their own for lunch. Enjoy fabulous dining options inside the Nashville Airport Marriott!

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Solid Foundational Skills

*Live-Demo using dogs*

George Daniolos

K-9 Nose Deployment

David Dorn

Person-Borne Explosives Detection K-9s

Lane Kjellsen

Lessons Learned in Real Deployments & Communication Obedience

Patrick Lone

IED & Bomb Prevention

Jenny Margaros

3:15-3:30 PM – AFTERNOON BREAK

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our BRONZE sponsor, Havis

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

E-Collar Education & Myth Busting

*Live-Demonstration using dogs*

Fred Hassen

Obedience to Odor

Ken Licklider

K-9 Narcotics Detection

Ricky Farley

Conducting Stops / Locating Concealments

Ed Van Buren

Transferring Bitework to the Reality of the Street

Steve Sprouse

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – RAFFLE NIGHT

Food & Beverages in the Vendor Hall – Sponsored by our GOLD Sponsor